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Tank top or fitted t-shirt under dress shirt?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NotchLapel, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. NotchLapel

    NotchLapel Well-Known Member

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    I had a dress shirt made for me a few days ago. Because the shirt is made of broad cloth, my hairy nipples [​IMG] were see through. Should I wear a tank top under the shirt or should I wear a fitted Hanes t-shirt?
     
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    ter1413 Senior member

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    i wear a heather grey v neck tee under all of mine.
     
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    pvrhye Senior member

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    i wear a heather grey v neck tee under all of mine.

    This
     
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    Klobber Senior member

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    i wear a heather grey v neck tee under all of mine.

    + 1, I also wear grey v neck tees except when shirt is white.
     
  5. NotchLapel

    NotchLapel Well-Known Member

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    I apologize, my shirt is white.
     
  6. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    + 1, I also wear grey v neck tees except when shirt is white.

    why? they look better than white v neck under white...
     
  7. NotchLapel

    NotchLapel Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't the grey show under the white? Broadcloth is a thin fabric.
     
  8. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    NEVER a tank top

    Always a white v necl
     
  9. Flartchy

    Flartchy Senior member

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    Yup, I bought a very nice white Boss shirt a few years ago.. perfect for me.. french cuffs, somewhat spread collar, 100% cotton, etc., then realized I could see my nipples and hairy chest through it. Had to get some white undershirts, which was too bad because I'm in SoCal and wearing an undershirt, dress shirt, and jacket can get VERY hot sometimes.
     
  10. malat

    malat Senior member

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    Most days under my dress shirts, I wear a Uniqlo cotton white (or gray) v-neck t-shirt that looks like this. They are quite soft, and fit close to the body, which is great for wear under my dress shirts and sweaters etc. During my last trip to Japan, I bought nearly all I could find.

    http://store.uniqlo.com/jp/store/fea...er_m/silkydry/
     
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    Kslim Senior member

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    I don't like to wear anything under my dress shirts.
     
  12. Flartchy

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    I don't like to wear anything under my dress shirts.

    Nor does anybody who lives in a warmer clime.. but the question is: can people see your nipples through the shirt? If so, you MUST wear an undershirt. Nobody wants to see man-nipples.
     
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    PCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Gray under all dress shirts, including white. White t-shirts reflect light and therefore show through, whereas gray ones are closer to skin tone (Caucasian, at least), doesn't reflect light differently than skin, and therefore don't show through.
     
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    Liquidus Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend a fairly cheap (not poor quality), easily available, source of grey v-neck undershirts?
     
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    Flartchy Senior member

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    Gray under all dress shirts, including white. White t-shirts reflect light and therefore show through, whereas gray ones are closer to skin tone (Caucasian, at least), doesn't reflect light differently than skin, and therefore don't show through.
    awesome, never knew this, will have to pick up some grey (I assume light-grey) undershirts. I have always been bothered by the fact that white does seem to show through the shirt, especially where it stops on the upper arms. Great! Love this forum.
     
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    Flartchy Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend a cheap, easily available, source of grey v-neck undershirts?

    Wal Mart baby.. 3 for $5 last I checked.
     
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    dbc Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend a fairly cheap (not poor quality), easily available, source of grey v-neck undershirts?

    IMO you can't go wrong with Uniqlo for basics.
     
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    WalMart(!) carries Starter brand Dri-Start short sleeve tees in white with a barely noticeable logo on the chest that usually doesn't show through most shirts. Buy it in the smallest size that you can so that it will wick moisture away and you will feel dry and comfortable in most situations. They are sold hanging so you can try them on before you buy, unlike packaged tees. Crew neck only, though.
     
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    Hanes white v-necks for me as I don't wear a tie on a daily basis. Though I may have to try this grey thing...
     
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