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    Ogr8nwmypstmksnosnse pgoat's Avatar
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    ? 4 Men- undershrts - yay 'r' nay?

    this is of such little importance - but I need something to distract me from the P&R forum....I'm bursting at the seams with Biden-Palin disease.

    do you wear an undershirt? I mean, under a dress shirt (w/ or w/out tie), polo shirt (dressy knits or casual/sporty), sweaters and so on....

    It seems guys are as divided on this as boxers/briefs.

    I do sincerely hope these grave issues can be discussed during the upcoming presidential debates, but till then can we have some foo wisdom?

    Ladies, pls feel free to throw you two cents in on the +/- of men wearing them...
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    I only wear t-shirts under a button-down. It's silly to wear one under a polo shirt.
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    T-shirts = yay when worn by themselves. As an under layer, nope, not gonna happen.

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    Under a dress shirt, absolutely. I have a) dark nipples and b) a tendency to sweat. An undershirt is a necessity.
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    an undershirt is vital with a button down.

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    Yes, always under a dress shirt, polo, etc... Feels better, looks better no big sweat stains, and I think feels cooler. Base layer when cycling as well.
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    I never, ever wear an undershirt. I makes me hot, it's like wearing a sleeveless thermal.

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    only in January and February. it's too damned hot here the rest of the year.

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    Ribbed muscle shirt (sleeveless, form-fitting) under white button-down shirts. Don't want no hairy nipples showing through.

    No undershirt under colored/patterned button-down shirts. It just increases my chance of sweating.
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    I wear an undershirt under almost everything, including T-shirts. In Texas, this is almost self preservation due to the heat. I would sweat through a regualr shirt on many days. With an undershirt, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanshananigan View Post
    Ribbed muscle shirt (sleeveless, form-fitting) under white button-down shirts. Don't want no hairy nipples showing through.

    No undershirt under colored/patterned button-down shirts. It just increases my chance of sweating.
    I think muscle shirts underneath is quite sexah.

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    Only under light color dress shirts and sometimes in the winter under an unbuttoned flannel shirt.
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    I usually will always wear an undershirt with a dress shirt irregardless of tie. As for polo shirt, I go undershirt-less most of the time. So far, I've been only wearing tank/wife beater type undershirts because I've been too lazy to go buy some "T" type undershirts. I prefer the"Ts" though.

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    if you're wearing a button down, not buttoned all the way- and have chest hair, please wear one. otherwise its probably not necessary unless the forementioned reasons- dark nips, sweaty, etc.

    Somehow I'd think it would be more comfortable, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    I think muscle shirts underneath is quite sexah.
    really??? a wife-beater?

    After all those movies where the bad guy is wearing only that, all I can think is ....ewwwww.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I only wear t-shirts under a button-down. It's silly to wear one under a polo shirt.
    concurrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    really??? a wife-beater?

    After all those movies where the bad guy is wearing only that, all I can think is ....ewwwww.
    I like them better than a regular t-shirt. too much going on I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    if you're wearing a button down, not buttoned all the way- and have chest hair, please wear one. otherwise its probably not necessary unless the forementioned reasons- dark nips, sweaty, etc.

    Somehow I'd think it would be more comfortable, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    really??? a wife-beater?

    After all those movies where the bad guy is wearing only that, all I can think is ....ewwwww.
    i sometimes wear one, when i'm wearing a dress shirt, sans tie, and the weather is cool. no big thing.

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    i have a high chest hair line, so i usually don an undershirt.

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    always, vneck short sleeves. Where I grew up you sweat a lot. sweat + no undershirt = mucho stinko

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    always, vneck short sleeves. Where I grew up you sweat a lot. sweat + no undershirt = mucho stinko
    well except when wearing t's

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    Dress shirts must have an under shirt, especially white dress shirts. During the summer months a wife beater is acceptable.

    Scrubs must have a tee shirt under them as well. Band shirts are most appropriate in this case.

    Occasionally, during the fall, a crew neck is acceptable under a polo shirt.

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    I wear undershirts very seldom. It's just too hot here in SoCA.

    I rarely wear dress shirts, but I make sure the ones I get are the thicker materials, so no show through.

    Shoot, I'm a redhead, so everything on my torso is pretty pale.
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    always with a button down shirt, usually a black T shirt with a darker colored shirt, a white sleeveless A shirt with a white dress shirt or a Hawaiian shirt. I don't wear Polo shirts, but sometimes I'll do the layered look with a long sleeved T under a short sleeved T.

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    If I'm wearing a lightweight dress shirt and no jacket, then I wear a short sleeved undershirt to keep my tattoos from showing through.
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