Ask Emmi - T-shirts under dress shirts: mandatory, optional, or never? / by Joe Baz

Q: Dear Favorite Fashionista, my question is about T-shirts under dress shirts: mandatory, optional, or never? A: Optional – It depends on your personal preference and the fabric of the dress shirt.  Some dress shirts have a tighter thread weave than others and provide more coverage, but if the fabric is very thin and you are not wearing a t-shirt underneath you can end up showing a bit more of yourself than you intended when you take off your jacket.  The T-shirt also serves to absorb sweat which helps curtail underarm yellowing on the dress shirt.

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