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Undershirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TopHatChef, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. TopHatChef

    TopHatChef Senior member

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    Is an undershirt acceptable to wear under a polo shirt?
     
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    Yes. Provided it's a v-neck or some other cut which won't show even when the top button or two of the polo shirt is unbuttoned, I think that although not ideal, it's perfectly acceptable, particularly when it's 95 degrees and the alternative is having your polo shirt dotted with large, runny drops of sweat.
     
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    This was a look that was popular a few years ago, but, thankfully it has passed the way of the cargo short.
     
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    Yes. Provided it's a v-neck or some other cut which won't show even when the top button or two of the polo shirt is unbuttoned, I think that although not ideal, it's perfectly acceptable, particularly when it's 95 degrees and the alternative is having your polo shirt dotted with large, runny drops of sweat.

    Wearing an undershirt while its 95 degrees out won't help with the sweat problems at all.

    It's always better to buy some better polo shirts that's breathable and won't change color when its wet...
     
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    So, when you guys wear a polo shirt to work on casual Friday's, you do it without any undershirt at all?
     
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    Is an undershirt acceptable to wear under a polo shirt?

    Yes. Undershirts are not only acceptable, but recommended.

    --trajan
     
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    I live in the deep south and wear v-necks under my polos. They don't show, but they do, I find, help soak up my sweat.
     
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    Bird's One View Senior member

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    I don't wear polos, thereby avoiding this problem and several others.
     
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    Wearing an undershirt while its 95 degrees out won't help with the sweat problems at all.

    It's always better to buy some better polo shirts that's breathable and won't change color when its wet...



    I agree. I have found that wearing an undershirt when it is very hot will only cause me to sweat even more and then to dry off/cool down much more slowly.
     
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    Yea it's acceptable....just as long as it doesn't show. I always wear a v-neck or a tank top or something under my polo's. They aren't visible and tank tops are better when it's stupid hot outside.
     
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    if you have a sweating problem you can get prescription anti persparent which basically shuts off where you apply it from sweating. My brother is a musician and solved that on stage problem
     
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    I do all the time.
     
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    if you have a sweating problem you can get prescription anti persparent which basically shuts off where you apply it from sweating. My brother is a musician and solved that on stage problem

    Helps with under-arm sweating, but not The Full Body Sweat! [​IMG]
     
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    I am not questioning the use of an undershirt for perspiration problems, although according to some study done by the military, it is best to wear an undershirt. I was more so wondering if it is acceptable to cover my nipples. I found that when I wear a Lacoste polo, my nipples show more than I'd like, and although I think Lacoste makes fine polos, the nipple reason is why I don't wear them. I also have one RL polo with the same problem, that I tend to wear less for this reason.
     
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    I always wear a deep-V under my polos. They don't show, so nobody is the wiser.
     
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    Under armor is where its at. Made to keep you cool and its tight to the skin to go unnoticed. I wear them unders my dress shirts. I have been sending them emails for month telling them to release v necks for polos and when I go out with my top botton undone
     
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    I live in the deep south and wear v-necks under my polos. They don't show, but they do, I find, help soak up my sweat.

    Yep, same here. Not quite as deep in the south though.
     

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