Today, undershirts are still a key ingredient to many styles and are almost a defacto standard clothing item in much of Hollywood fashion.
It’s hard to turn the TV on and not see somebody wearing an undershirt.
In fact, I’ve been watching the morning shows today on myFOX LA and I’ve counted about 10-15 segments where celebrities are wearing undershirts either as their primary and only shirt, or underneath their shirts and visibly showing.
One thing I’ve been seeing a lot of lately appears to be a new (or renewed) fashion trend in Hollywood, using the undershirt as the base layer.
Case-in-point, the undershirt underneath a long sleeve v-neck sweater is a big favorite in many commercials and sitcoms that I’ve been seeing as of late.
Here are a few examples:
Starting at the top left: Ralph Macchio, guy in a Macy’s Ad, Daryl Chill from FOX’s show Brothers, guy in airTran commercial, Howie Long in Chevrolet commercial, Larry David (co-creator of Seinfeld & Curb Your Enthusiasm), one of the club promoter’s from The Hollywood Clique, Simon Baker from the latest episode of The Mentalist (in fact all the inmates are wearing undershirts!).
Also, here’s a link to the commercials that aired during game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Angels where I picked up some of the shots above and where you’ll see several more commercials (even the cartoon ones) where undershirts are a staple base layer.
Long live the undershirt!
Although I’m not a big long sleeve sweater fan, I’m kinda liking this look. But, to pull it off properly, your undershirt needs to FIT correctly, be CLEAN and have a CRISP collar that doesn’t droop or sag!