Last month, I wrote this post about the undershirt. Surprisingly, it's been one of my more popular posts so far. I never imagined that so many men were in turmoil over this subject, so I thought I'd take another stab and offer you an update: Two examples of exactly what not to do when wearing an undershirt.
As you know, I love the pink shirt. But sadly, what good are these pink shirts when you defile them so with improper undershirt skills? And what are they smiling about? As an aspiring men's fashion bodhisattva (definition here), I wish I can instantly awaken them to the virtues of proper undershirt practice. But since they're merely images I found on the web, I thought I'd make them unfortunate examples so that at least my readers could benefit from their blunders.
So what's wrong with the dude on the left? Do you see that heinous U carved out on his chest? You can't tell from the picture, but if you met him in person, you'll also be seeing his tank top straps carving out yet two more unflattering shapes around his shoulders and armpits. This is the equivalent of a woman wearing a black bra under a white shirt. Yeah, I know some of you are asking, "So what's wrong with that?" Well, I wouldn't say it's right or wrong per se, but rather, it's not classy. But then again, women don't dress that way wanting to convey class. So like them, I suppose it's up to you on how you want to expose your undershirt. Keep in mind, though, that women can get away with that kind of antic as sexy - you, however, cannot.
And how about the guy on the right? He's wearing his shirt open and wearing a crewneck undershirt. If you read my previous post, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you intentionally open your shirt, wear a V-neck. Also, this is going off-topic, but it's important: When wearing a dress shirt, tucked it in.
The purpose of the undershirt is to provide you with understated comfort and protection from sweat or cold. It's called an undershirt for a reason, so all I'm saying is: Try to keep it on the discreet side.