Best Style Undershirt To Wear Under A V-Neck Sweater

May 5, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More

Here’s a question I received via Twitter about what collar style undershirt you should wear under a v-neck sweater.

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This is an update to an article I wrote about the subject back in 2009 when I noticed a good deal of commercial actors and tv personalities wearing white crew neck undershirts under v-neck sweaters.

I received some feedback from style experts including Antonio Centeno from Real Men Real Style and Alice from Veritas Men’s Style Blog.

Alice mentioned she didn’t like seeing the undershirts at all, but Antonio brought up a great point of some guys needing to wear an undershirt to cover chest hair or tattoos.

Which Style Undershirt Should You Wear Under a V-Neck Sweater?

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Here’s my take, in order of preference:

  1. A collared shirt. Correct, not an undershirt. I think this has the best look, but frankly I might not even do this because I haven’t found that many collared shirts that are super lightweight.
  2. A crew neck undershirt in a contrasting color, not white. Black v-neck sweater? Try a heather grey undershirt.
  3. A high v-neck undershirt in a contrasting color.
  4. If you have no other choice, you can get away with a white crew neck undershirt under a v-neck sweater. But if you do this, try to make it to the store or go online to find an undershirt in a contrasting color so you don’t have to wear that white crew undershirt with that v-neck sweater a second or third time.
  5. If you’re a perfect specimen, with a chiseled chest and no chest hair, well man — good for you. Go without an undershirt, but I’ll be standing by being jealous as hell.

 


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