Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sartorial Splendor?

The other day I forgot to mention one of the things things that actually got me into my questioning/ranting frame of mind. Luckily, each day brings a new chance to blog, so you get to hear about my elusive extra: People wearing plain white undershirts as regular clothing.

I remember when I was a little kid and my dad would wear his undershirts around the house and my mom would make him put on an actual shirt (or at least a more presentable t-shirt with something on it) before supper.

And, sure, I've seen plenty of Hollywood types wearing t-shirts under blazers or leather jackets (for the James Dean/Fonzie look), and some of them look pretty good. But these also tend to be guys who pay personal trainers and work out 7 days a week.

Unfortunately, the guys that I've seen sporting plain white t-shirts lately... well... they're not quite cut out for them. (And - believe me - I'm definitely not, either. But that's why I don't wear them out as my main pieces of clothing.)

Oh, and don't get me wrong - I don't really care for women wandering around in them, either. I just really don't think that clothing made to be undergarments should be used as outerwear. (I feel the same way about boxer shorts, white tank tops, and most sports bras.)

There are myriad options for patterned t-shirts, colored t-shirts, t-shirts with idiotic sayings and pictures. All designed to be worn in public. Why wouldn't these people choose those, instead? Could someone please go out and explain the difference to them all?

In the meantime, I guess I'll just have to keep hoping that at least one out of each ten guys I see in all their white cotton splendor might have the body to carry it off.

If not... well... Serendipitously, this post from Catalog Living showed up, today. Seems appropriate (on so many levels) to include it, considering I'd already titled this post before I saw it.

1 comment:

Dragonfly said...

any sightings of folks who follow the no shoes or no shirt option? We have signs down here that say "no shirt, no shorts, no shoes, no service." I think it is a little scary that "no shorts" has to be pointed out. LOL