To undershirt or not to undershirt

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  1. nizzer

    nizzer Member

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    I'm still relatively new to suiting on a daily basis, old as I may appear.

    Does everyone wear a white t-shirt under their dressshirts?

    I tend to hate the look in a casual setting where you can see the white t-shirt at the edges of the button-down, but I think I can get the plusses of wearing an undershirt when suited up.

    Thoughts?

    Appreciated.
     


  2. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Go without and keep your jacket on. Works if you don't sweat too much.
     


  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I think wearing t shirts underneath looks stupid. If you have a sweating problem, get drysol, it works wonders.
     


  4. LanceW

    LanceW Senior member

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    For me it depends on the temperature. V necks help with the visible undershirt issue.
     


  5. Blamm

    Blamm Well-Known Member

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    Yes. White or gray undershirt. Assuming you're wearing a tie - you can wear a v-neck or crew neck. If you aren't wearing tie - or may loosen/lose it - wear v
     


  6. Roger Everett

    Roger Everett Senior member

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    I like having a free from snug feeling. Don't do no stinking undershirt. It's uncomfortable enough wearing underpants with a suit only.
     


  7. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    Grey v-neck at all times is invisible and adds years to the life of my $300 shirts...
     


  8. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    For those people that don't wear undershirts, do your nipples not show when wearing just a dress shirt?
     


  9. LanceW

    LanceW Senior member

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    Quite dependent upon fabric choice.
     


  10. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    How many times do we have to go through this topic again?
     


  11. Barnabus

    Barnabus Senior member

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    For those people that don't wear undershirts, do your nipples not show when wearing just a dress shirt?

    Not at all

    maybe i don't have pointy nips[​IMG]
     


  12. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    Try some CVS cloth tape over your nipples?

    A common recommendation is to wear gray rather than white undershirts which supposedly is less noticeable on your arm.

    Some shirts are more translucent than others. If your areolas are of a shade quite different than your surrounding skin, they will be noticeable.

    Of the two evils, which is worse, seeing a man's nips through his shirt, or seeing the delineation at the end of his under shirt? I would vote that the latter is preferable.
     


  13. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    I'm insanely sweaty, and drysol isn't going to keep my BACK from sweating through a shirt. I wear either grey or an olive drab, as they're both less visible than white. V-necks for open collar. Crew-necks for closed because the V sometimes shows through the shirt.
     


  14. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    I'm insanely sweaty, and drysol isn't going to keep my BACK from sweating through a shirt. I wear either grey or an olive drab, as they're both less visible than white. V-necks for open collar. Crew-necks for closed because the V sometimes shows through the shirt.

    Probably due to the relatively cheap fabric of many of my shirts, but not wearing an undershirt can lead to some very unpleasant chaffing. And we simply can't have that. No sir.
     


  15. Omar1223

    Omar1223 Senior member

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    V-necks for open collar. Crew-necks for closed because the V sometimes shows through the shirt.

    +1; i always wear an undershirt.
     


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