You can see through my dress shirt. Help me out

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bexcellence, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    Paid over $100 for a Hugo Boss dress shirt. The fit is nice and all, but the problem is its very easy to see through. You can clearly see my undershirt underneath and I dont really like that. Question is... is it a bad thing to be able to see through someone's dress shirt, or is this just something I dont like?
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    having trouble understanding this, is the shirt very thin or something?
     


  3. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    Try wearing a grey undershirt. And no, I don't like people being able to see my undershirt either. Most people don't care either way.
     


  4. bingdao

    bingdao New Member

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  5. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Return it and buy a better shirt, Boss is horrendously overpriced. With white shirts, it can be an issue, but the fabric should not be so thin as to make it really obvious. Or rather, it shouldn't be that thin unless you want something really lightweight to help keep you cooler, but you would have to understand that people would be able to see your undershirt.
     


  6. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Lose the undershirt and put band-aids over your nipples.
    Welcome to Styleforum.
     


  7. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    feels like its thin. It's very slim though, with a nice spread collar. guess thats why it was so expensive. But I'll probably return it.
     


  8. atila

    atila Senior member

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    I never wear an undershirt with white shirts. Any other color that you cannot see through I do, though.
     


  9. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    It's expensive because Boss charges more money then they should for their quality because they're perceived as a premium brand, a perception that has largely to do with the pricetag they put on their stuff. Yeah, it may fit nice and have a nice collar, but there are higher quality shirts with those same qualities at half the price, from brands that just don't have as good a marketing department, or just just have a different corporate ethic, one that revolves around good product at an honest price rather than good marketing, sub par product at a higher one.
     


  10. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    FAIK, Boss shirts generally are not made with exceedingly thin cotton for their black label. Orange label tends to be where they cut loose on design a bit more. What do you mean by seeing through to undershirt? If you wear skintight stuff, it is inevitable that the undershirt will show up, be it via creasing or actually visible unless cotton is very thick. Check the fit of the shirt. This should not even happen to a Walmart brand shirt, and I would figure Boss would be better quality than those.


    I always look forward to your posts :fistbump:
     


  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    its a dress shirt. wear it with a jacket. or chest full of hair
     


  12. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    This happens even on higher end stuff, it's just a factor of what fabric was used. I have a sweet Attolini shirt that does this, for example - the fabric is just that fine. I just wear it with a jacket, also worn it a time or two almost as a casual shirt in the summer. Undershirt both ways, of course.

    If you feel compelled to wear it without an undershirt, don't forget to bandaid your nipples. :nodding:
     


  13. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    Very common problem on white shirts with lighter weaves, i.e. poplin. I just learn to live with it. Shirts with non-iron treatment tend to suffer from this problem more, but non-iron shirts are not to be worn anyway :slayer:
     
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  14. Bexcellence

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    this is their Boss Black brand. Maybe I'll return it and buy a Brooks brothers extra slim. A
     


  15. sportin_life

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    I own several of the recent Boss line shirts. They seemed to have changed the material. I kind of like it... Instead of feeling like traditional cotton, it feels more synthetic but also feels sturdier --- and like you mentioned, the material can be slightly translucent (I didn't grab any pure whites). Not sure what they did to the cloth.

    You can try wearing a grey undershirt beneath the dress shirt, it will show less. Or throw a jacket over it.
     


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