A basic rule and understanding of the undershirt is that it should not be seen. Unless you’re going for the open shirt with an undershirt look, the undershirt should not be seen. So if you are wearing a shirt and tie, this shouldn’t be a worry, right? Because the top button is buttoned all the way through. Wrong. You need to be conscious that many white button down shirts are see through (to an extent) and that many undershirts and wife beaters are easily spotted. In these circumstances, an undershirt should not be worn.
I hate wearing undershirts, and 99% of the time, I do not. Whether it is winter or mid-summer, the undershirt is overrated (unless I go for the open button down shirt look). However, some men come across a problem that others do not… Sweat. Lots of men sweat like Shaquille O’Neal at the free throw line and are self conscious about this issue. Fear of pit stains and eventual “Yellowing” of the shirt seems to be a major concern. The thing is, these pit stains are not simply from your sweat. They come from the mixture of antiperspirant deodorants and sweat. The solution: All natural deodorant.
I still strongly encourage all men to go undershirt-less. It looks silly to me when someone wears a very nice button down without a tie, but then ruins it with the cheesy white crew neck undershirt. Ditch the undershirt even if sweating is your thing. Bring a spare shirt if need be.
- Avoid undershirts when possible
- Wear all natural deodorant
- Wear v-neck undershirts if you feel you must wear one