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.