Do you wear an undershirt underneath your shirt?
Or are you bare-chested underneath that shirt?
Why do you wear an undershirt underneath your shirt?
Or why do you NOT wear an undershirt underneath your shirt? And bare-chested underneath that shirt?
Vote below and then discuss.
I wear an undershirt under a long sleeve shirt if the weather is very humid to avoid visible sweating or if the weather is very cold for warmth.
I assume that is why others guys do so as well.
Of course I wear an undershirt! Gads!
Never. They make me so hot. I wear oxford cloth every day. It breathes, so I don't sweat much.
Midwest here. It's just warmer with something underneath. And if you have some b.o. it contains it more.
Depends on the situation, depends on the shirt.
In other words, it depends.
Yeah. I have a lot of chest hair. I dont think its appropriate for me to show my man cleavage at work if I wear a polo. Sorry bitches
I wear a wife beater
I wear a collection of linen undershirts that match the line of my oxford shirts perfectly. They were all hand-sewn by tiny Ugandan children.
Unfortunately, there was a war or something, so I don't know how I'll replace them. Thank god I bought in bulk.
What is the point of a "wife beater," R8 (or anyone)? Men seem to wear undershirts to prevent their armpits from touching their dress shirts, which, of course, fails to happen with a "Guinea T" (what we called them in NJ).
I wear a Manssiere.
I don't wear an undershirt because it's always seemed wrong that you can see the ends of the sleeves through the dress shirt.
It's an obvious design flaw that everyone ignores.
Dress shirts, always with undershirt.
Casual shirts, depends on temperature.
I wear antiperspirant. A tee shirt keeps my dress shirts from getting stained from the antiperspirant. So yeah, I wear them.
Dress / button down shirts, yes. Casual polo types, no
I wear a suit and tie to work so always an undershirt.
Casual, I try to avoid them. I like the look better without.
I do like them with a V-neck sweater.
Always wear an undershirt.Never liked feeling my outer shirt directly against my body. Usually the standard version, sometimes a V-neck. I feel more comfortable, dry and "dressed" that way. When I see a guy obviously NOT wearing a T, I wonder if he feels comfortable? In hot weather, it absorbs a lot of moisture. I don't use deodorant/anti-perspirant, so it's a help in THAT department too.
Unless I am wearing just a t-shirt, yes. I always wear them under dress shirts and even polos unless it is really hot.
I wear an undershirt because I can't afford regular waxing, let alone laser light surgery.
All my underthings were made by the nuns at the Convent of St. Annes
I speak for many professional men and we always wear a white cotton T-shirt under our 100% cotton long sleeved shirts, regardless if it is summer or winter.
Undershirts are inherently non-U as they you're concerned about perspiration. Do you wear a prole cap, too?
We wear more than just and undershirt.
[quote Midwest here. It's just warmer with something underneath. And if you have some b.o. it contains it more.]
It contains it only in your own mind, to everyone else you have B.O.
I would no more wear a disgusting undershirt under a nicely ironed dress shirt than I would allow visible underwear lines to show through my dress pants.
I assume anyone in this thread who wears one is a hairy, filthy, working class italian over 55 who doesn't wear deodorant and is too cheap to launder his shirts frequently.
r26 And you would be wrong, you insufferable prig.
I can smell r27 from here.
No. I wear a singlet under my shirts in winter for warmth, but I'd sweat too much wearing any sort of undershirt in the warmer months. I don't have perspiration issues and I wash my shirts between wears so I don't really see the need for undershirts. I work in legal firm and I'm not aware of any of the lawyers I work with wearing undershirts all the time.
it's always too hot to wear one
Anytime you see love scenes on the Soaps, the female rips off the guys shirt and he is never wearing an undershirt underneath that dress shirt.
So you would think no one wears an undershirt.
Close, but no cigar, R32. The trend DID start with Clark Gable, but in "It Happened One Night." When he removed his shirt, revealing that he was wearing no undershirt, haberdashery sales dropped across the country. And he won an Oscar -- as did Claudette Colbert, the movie itself, the director... so presumably it was not just for displaying his manly nipples.
Personally, I wear all of my underwear OUTSIDE my clothes. Makes it easier to change.
I wear a cotton undershirt because my nipples are too sensitive to not wear one.
I always wear an undershirt or T-shirt underneath a long-sleeved shirt. It's softer against my skin (I know - MARY!), and it saves on laundry.
I don't understand why people wear wifebeaters under long-sleeved shirts. A regular undershirt will cover up sweat or deodorant stains, and if you're wearing it for warmth, it's warmer, too. It seems pointless.
And for the person earlier who said that you can see the ends of undershirt sleeves underneath dress shirts: do you mean you are wearing short-sleeve dress shirts and you can see the sleeves, or you can see the outline of the undershirt underneath the dress shirt? Because a dress shirt usually isn't that tight or that sheer that you can see the outline of something underneath.
Thanks for the note, R33. I've had that wrong for so long.
Here's a pic from "It Happened One Night."
My boss would hang his suit coat on a hook. We could see the white wife-beater through his various colored dress shirts.
Until I came to DL, wore tee shirts so collar would show. Fashionistas here taught me they went out of style with hoople skirts. I've switched to V-neck.
Yes. To capture sweat, or keep me warm. I also think it's a neater appearance to wear a crew neck tshirt for the office or whenever I want to dress conservatively. I always wear a white crew neck under a dress shirt. For more casual looks or whenever I want to show of my furry chest, I wear a white tank top (aka wifebeater).
r41, do you have chest hair?
I wear an undershirt under everything EXCEPT my kaftan
No, unless my nipples are poking out, in which case I wear a wife beater.
Using a very small crochet hook, it is possible to extract tiny tufts of chest hair through the knit of an undershirt, for a more natural look.
R44 is a Kommunist.
r41 here. Hairy from below rib cage to just above nipples.
I thought wife-beaters WERE undershirts?
I wear a white t-shirt underneath my shirts. I can't afford to get my chest hair removed permanently. It sucks to be poor.
Like a lot of others - generally under a dress shirt for work, and the rest of the time it really depends on the shirt and the weather and I often don't wear one in casual situations if I'm just wearing a basic shirt, short sleeve or otherwise
I occasionally don't where an undershirt under a dress shirt, but more often than not do.
But always under a casual sweater if not wearing a collared shirt underneath. I would very rarely wear an undershirt, second layer shirt (generally a long sleeve button down) and then a sweater. But, sometimes.
I wear A-shirts (tank style) under dress shirts and also with casual and polo shirts. They are extremely comfortable and provide plenty of protection from perspiration. I tend to sweat more in the chest and back areas. They are the perfect undershirt for me.
On a man with a nice chest, tshirt under Polo is a sexy look.
I wear undershirts with every shirt. Is there such a thing as affordible permanent hair removal?
I hate wearing panties if any of you care.
[quote] I wear a white t-shirt underneath my shirts. I can't afford to get my chest hair removed permanently. It sucks to be poor.
Isn't there some type of charity to help you with this? It's 2013. People shouldn't have to live like that
Another fucked up lunatic at R26 who becomes unhinged at the thought of individuality and believes he sets the standard for the world.
When it's hot, no. When it's cold, yes.
It has to be really cold before I do - and then of late I've tended towards tanks. I just feel too bound up otherwise. I tried the t-shirt under a polo thing but it was just too stifling.
[R56] That's a great idea, why didn't I think of that? I'll look!
That last line was meant in jest, but having hair on one's torso is a big liability if you're gay.
[R50] There are some of us who prefer guys with hair on their torso. I wish that I had some.
I can't believe some of the comments on here. There is nothing better fashionably than going without the undershirt. Next to the tie, it is the most useful piece of clothing. Unless you are cold, don't wear one
I wear the under at outer.
[quote]having hair on one's torso is a big liability if you're gay.
I love curling up next to a big hairy chest. Yum.
Yes. Nobody wants to see a grown man's hairy nipples through his shirt in an office environment.
I wasn't able to vote. When the temperature is cool or cold I always where an undershirt. When it is warm I sometimes where an undershirt. When it is very warm or hot I never wear an undershirt.
What kind of cheap POS shirts do you wear, R65, that someone can see your mipples through them?
I wish my chest hair didnt come up to my collar bone either. It sucks having to wear undershirts. Showing too much chest hair is like the female equivalent of showing too much cleavage at work. Some people like it, but you dont want people staring at your chest all day.
I would like to find some brand of t-shirts with bigger neck holes. Not scoop necked though. The cheap crew neck shirts they have now feel like you're wearing a choker around your neck. Who wants to wear that shit? I have broad shoulders and it makes them even more uncomfortable.
I always wear an a-shirt under my shirt. Even when it's just a t-shirt.
Hairy chest and broad shoulders, R68? Are you single?
You are right, though. I would be staring at your hairy cleavage just like a het would be staring at a girl's titties.
I wear an industrial strength girdle. Grade AA.
I don't sweat much at all so a T-shirt is unnecessary.
And I don't have sensitive nipples.
I suffer from excessive hairiness myself, and as far as undershirts go, a crew-neck shirt just traps all those little bristles down against my neck and by the end of the day I have self-inflicted rug-burn around my collar.
The A-shirt is my standard--it keeps me cool on my chest and back, and even if a few tufts sprout above my dress-shirt's top button in the office it's better than an abraded throat at home.
Hanes's A-shirts are too thin, and they don't hold up in the wash. I really like Stafford and Jockey undershirts.
R15 is correct about the stains, but for some of us even the undershirt can't stop discoloration of the dress shirt from antiperspirant. I go just with deodorant and have no sweat marks.
R26 seems to be under the delusion that undershirts can't be washed, changed out, and ironed. They don't show.
And R62 is just incoherent. Wearing an undershirt doesn't undermine the "usefulness" of a dress shirt. What a moron.
On all the soaps when a woman RIPS off the man's shirt during a love scene, none of them are wearing an undershirt.
Why is that? Is wardrobe that cheap?
Of course, I have them made especially for me by the nuns in the convent of St. Clair.
It is incorrect to wear an undershirt with a dress shirt.
It's also incorrect to were a dress shirts with buttons on the collar and a tie.
It's incorrect to have a tie come to any level EXCEPT directly above the belt.
Anything else is wrong. You can wear it else-wise but you are WRONG.
ALAWAYS an undershirt.
You mean a tee-shirt?
Yes. For a couple of reasons.
Dress shirts don't get as stinky and can be worn a couple of times before cleaning.
Dress shirts are really uncomfortable to the skin especially when starched, as mine always are.
It's gross to not wear them at work unless you're a lifeguard.
Now who is the moron that says you can never wear ties with button down collars? Idiotic.
Another afflicted with nipple sensitivity here. Soft tee shirt is a must.
I have to wear a T-shirt or undershirt everyday. I have tactile sensitivities and cannot stand to wear even a sweatshirt without a T-shirt underneath. Also, I can only wear boxer briefs, 100% cotton clothes and (unless I am wearing shorts) I must wear Wigwam brand socks, because they come up to my knees.
I think tactile sensitivities are becoming more common, they certainly run in my family.
That's what I wear under my clothes too!
Also, I can only wear crew neck too, never a V-neck-it drives me crazy. I cannot wear long sleeve T-shirts either (unless I am wearing a short sleeve T-skirt underneath.)
Tactile sensitivity is an awful thing to have. Sometimes I think I have a touch of Asperger's.
[quote]I would no more wear a disgusting undershirt under a nicely ironed dress shirt than I would allow visible underwear lines to show through my dress pants.
[quote]Tactile sensitivity is an awful thing to have. Sometimes I think I have a touch of Asperger's.
Gee, ya think?
No if it's hot. Yes if it's cold.
I'm R82 and R84. I wonder how any other people are just like me with the tactile sensitivities and OCD-tendencies.
It's always hard for me in the spring when I have to stop wearing thermal underwear. I am so used to the feeling that my legs just sting for days when I gave to stop wearing them. It feels so weird.
April 1st is the day I give up my thermal underwear for the spring...and it's coming up soon!
I always wear one as a precautionary measure, for fear I am losing at strip poker with the ugly.
The Genie Bra cause it makes me feel pretty. And perky.
I am far more concerned about panty lines
It is considered low-class and heathen-ish to dress improperly by not wearing an undershirt. Ill-mannered and uncouth. A proper, well-groomed gentleman always wears an under garment.
No excuses will be accepted. It's proper etiquette.
I used to, but not anymore. With a nice button up that's fitted, you can see the muscle contours of the chest and arms. Others have told me that this is sexy.
I don't wear an undershirt under my Polos. But I do wear another Polo under my Polos.
I buy X-Small undershirts so they act like Spanx underneath my dress shirts. It's like a corset that keeps everything in. Works great with Polos too.
I don't like having the collars of the undershirts showing so I buy V-necks but they still show and looks worse because you see the V. Now I use scissors to cut out the V and make an extra deep V so no collar shows at all.
I do that too r97
These are the best t shirts. They don't bunch up like cotton ones can and are very soft on the skin. Quick drying too.
Ex-Officio is the brand.
$38 for an undershirt?? Are you crazy? And you cut it up too?
I have cut some older ones up to make the v deeper.
I think I get them cheaper on Amazon. REI will have them on sale too. They last forever. I'm talking years. The cheap cotton ones have to be replaced every couple of months because they launder poorly and the necks stretch out of shape, especially crew necks.
Trust me. Try one of the Ex-Officio shirts. You will love them. The boxer briefs are great too. They travel well and you can wash them out in the shower and they will be dry by morning.
Gross, I'm not washing my underwear in the shower. What am I, Anderson Cooper?
In the summer, on very damp days, I wear one under a dress shirt to keep from sweating. In the winter, I sometimes, though rarely, wear one to keep warm if it is very cold.
I wear an undershirt because as a teenager my Mom made me and now as a married man my wife makes me, lol! As my wife says, if she can wear a bra, I can wear an undershirt.
To me, crew neck looks fine under a "uniform" and its great with shirt and tie, but if you wear a dress shirt, open collar, no tie, a V-neck undershirt is a must.
I haven't worn any undershirts/t-shirts under my dress shirts in decades. I feel too stuffy and restricted with too many layers of clothing on. I hate how my dress shirts would keep getting all static-clingy to my t-shirts.
never, I only where an "undershirt" to bed.
I wear Under Armour v neck compression shirts. Very thin and absorptive.
I only started wearing undershirts when I moved to the east coast from California.
It was a trick someone taught me in the ridiculous heat and humidity which I had never experienced for extended periods of time other than vacations when suits and ties were not worn.
Undershirts absorb sweat and keep you cooler (which seemed so illogical to me initially that wearing more clothing would be cooler).
It also reduces under arm discoloration from antiperspirants on expensive shirts.
Finally, even on expensive white shirts, there is always some see-through nipple which undershirts prevent, providing a smooth and uniform appearance to the shirt.
What I don't understand are the teen/twenty-something boys who wear wife-beaters UNDER their t-shirts. (But then, I work in Brooklyn and half the guys wear their jeans so low they're asses are hanging out, so what do I know)
According to Esquire and GQ, men should NOT wear a T-shirt under a dress shirt.
Of course they also say a dress shirt should last between four and six months and to replace your razor blade with a new one for every shave.
[quote]What kind of cheap POS shirts do you wear, [R65], that someone can see your mipples through them?
That cak, WHET and pron have all become DL "things" yet "mipples" went nowhere will always mystify me.
I had a boss once who was a great guy. He did, however, have pit-stains on his white dress shirts that were extremely obvious, though not to him, apparently. Yuck!
I recently discovered a stack of black T-shirts that I had ignored for quite a while. When they were last washed, they appeared to be clean, but after some many months, residual anti-perperant crystallized in the pit area. So I learned that my washer doesn't get my clothes as clean as I previously thought.
That's what [italic]I[/italic] wear underneath [italic]my[/italic] clothes, too!
[quote] Finally, even on expensive white shirts, there is always some see-through nipple which undershirts prevent, providing a smooth and uniform appear.
I second what R197 said. A T-shirt does provide a smooth and uniform appearance. It is almost as if a T-shirt actually makes you look more defined, at least, for a young fella. Pudgy old guys just look pudgier with a T-shirt.
I do not wear an undershirt underneath a dress shirt unless its winter. I let my chest hair billow out of it. I'm cooler and more comfortable that way. Fuck off it my chest hair bothers you.