View Poll Results: Men: Do you wear a so-called "wifebeater" regularly?

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  • Eww.... not for me.

    33 54.10%
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Thread: Wifebeaters?

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    Call Me a Cab Mr. 'H''s Avatar
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    Wifebeaters?

    Apologies re the title of this thread!

    Do the guys here wear 'em?
    It pays to look well ....
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    Under casual shirts for a light layer in warm weather, and somtimes to bed.
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    ..only when beating the wife.




    Just joking honey bunny!

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    I must say I was quite shocked when I found out that sleeveless undervests were called "wifebeaters". Matt Deckard told me.
    It pays to look well ....
    " Truth , Justice and the American Way "


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    I could never understand the purpose of a wifebeater. Let's face it, men sweat - a sleeved t-shirt is going to prevent some unsightly stains. And they remind me too much of the disco cugine days of Brooklyn.

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    Exclamation You're no Wartime Consiglieri!

    Strange at it may seem to me they are a comfortable underlayer for cooler winter days in So Cal.

    I like to wear them when in suit or tux.


    I also think of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (I) where there is one or more scenes of Sonny in wifebeaters.
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    Thumbs down A offensive term

    I find the term "wifebeater" to be highly offensive and see it as an ethnic put down to all the Italians, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans who wear them exposed on hot days. If someone made a thread about "light in the loafers" I'm sure it would be immediately closed.
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    Sorry Lincsong but I certainly didn't pick up on any cultural innuendos as the term is not used in Ireland.
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    I wear them under a dress shirt if it's cold enough. Or as a piece of Golden Era clothing in the summer.

    I still can't get over the American habit of wearing a T-shirt under a dress shirt.
    Especially(well mainly)when it can be seen through the shirt. Looks like someone has a T-shirt on beneath the shirt... if you know what I mean.


    Lincsong- if you mentioned "light in the Loafers", I doubt if anyone would be familiar with it.(but they do now). It's a pretty LAME one anyway.

    But yes "Wifebeater" is a bit mean, if that's where it's pointed.

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    i never assumed it had anything to do with certain ethnic minorities. i thought it was more a stereotype of the slobbish drunk husband with food stains on his vest (english for wifebeater/sleeveless undershirt).

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