Are "wife beater" type shirts ever acceptable for a guy to wear?

I know they look a little trashy, but they are comfortable and I like to show off my tattoo's. Plus I'm in much better shape than I used to be so I feel good wearing tight clothes.

So, sexy or douchy?

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Also I live in a desert.

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What Girls Said 7

  • Yeah, my boyfriend wears them all the time whenever he is off base. It's cool if he wears them around the house or working outside, even to the store to pick up a few things. But I don't think they should be worn anywhere else.

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    • I completely agree with you. I should have put more context into the question I suppose.

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    • Oh that's just wrong lol

    • It's downright degrading!

  • If you're working out or playing sports it's okay, or just lounging around the house. But not going out some place :P

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  • no. unless your a big buff black guy.

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  • Makes you look like a wife beater (an abusive and high tempered person)... Quite literally.

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  • why are they called wifebeater by the way? how did that term come about?

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  • It depends on how you wear it and what with.

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    • Right now I'm wearing one with dark jeans and black leather shoes. I had a collared shirt on but it got hotter and I took it off.

    • That sounds fine, cute even, I just don't particularly like the wifebeater with shorts, unless they're more cargo like lol.

    • Interesting... maybe I'll wear exactly that over to my gf's and see how she feels about it. Then again, she has a biased opinion lol. I agree completely about the shorts though.

  • Depends on the venue. Mostly, they look just a little trashy. Try some that are other colors than white to pass them off more easily, haha. Some places, it's required to wear sleeves -- certain resturants and even some bars! So stash a shirt in the car just in case.

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    • Yea, I'm not talking about going out to nice places. More like walking out for a cigarette or picking up groceries on a hot day.

    • I think people are probably pretty laid back about what you wear in the desert heat, right?

    • Pretty much. Lately I've just been wearing it because the open air feels good on my newest tattoo.

What Guys Said 2

  • I always wear them..no one seems to complain and even if they did..I'd give them the finger. Its acceptable and its comfortable

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  • Best to wear in the summer imo.

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