Everywhere I go I take mental notes about what men are wearing. Today I had a blast at the U.S. Open and was bombarded with a plethora of material. Most everyone looked the best they could considering the scorching heat. Although I am someone who is usually rather decisive there is still one question I continue to ask myself time and time again. As I witnessed many men doing today I wonder; Is it OK or a fashion faux pas when men wear…
UNDERSHIRTS AS SHIRTS
My initial instincts tell me no. However, after further examination I feel that men wearing white undershirts as shirts are allowed under very specific conditions. I hope that it goes without saying that this look is very casual, never to be worn at night, on a date, or anywhere of major importance. At the same time, if you are going to rock the “white undershirt as your shirt” look you have to be physically fit. I do not mean to be cruel but if you are out of shape or overweight and you try and sport this style, it will only make you look worse. Please note that white undershirts are extremely sensitive and subject to pit stains. If the shirt is white and the arms pits are looking a little too run down it is time to toss that shirt in the trash. Before the weather cools down give this look a try. If you feel and look as cool as James Dean then you are one of the few who can get away with wearing underwear as outerwear, just don’t lie to yourself as it is not for every man.
Quick Aside: Check out this recent New York Times article about Men, Shopping & Fashion.