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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote robroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2017 at 5:09pm
HP, “manscape”? You’re better than that.

Perhaps it’s that I work outdoors in the dirt, but myself and the rest of whom I bump around with are always sweaty and dirty so it’s not much of a concern? My girl likes it when I come home dirty, she says I’ve been out making money. Maybe consider a new wife or girlfriend before pumping your pits full of chemicals?
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The man-scape...truly, our bodies are a wonderland. Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote HP Sauce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2017 at 5:40pm
Other than when it is sullen, grumpy and perhaps a little constipated, the man-scape is indeed a wonderland in which to gambol and cavort. 

I say hoist that flag high and I shall gladly salute. 

Then I will of course (lovingly) elbow you aside and fix the damn leaking tap myself because -- you are right, robroy -- I am better than that. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Denimetc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2017 at 10:11am
I could never ever wear a longsleeve without a t-shirt underneath. It just feels wrong!

But that's just me...
Too much Denim - too little time...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Inimitable N! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2017 at 10:00am
Originally posted by Blood&Thunder Blood&Thunder wrote:

Just buy some tight fitting v-necks.  They won't add bulk and won't show with an unbuttoned collar.  

I thought the whole point of buying a v-neck was "tight fitting" and "under the collar".

Originally posted by brpac brpac wrote:

...and nothing looks worse than a white undershirt peaking out of an unbuttoned button down (and mind you, buttoning the top button is a big NO NO in my book also -- in fact, I always leave the top two buttons undone).

I'll give you the whole top button thing, but I will fully disagree with the white undershirt (although possibly due to the aforementioned v-neck). IMHO the tight white v-neck under a shirt is a classic look, very mid-century americana.

Especially if it's vintage snap front long tail western shirt, I rock the look often.

(Does this qualify as a "tidal wave of backlash"? Wink)
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I buy white v-neck Hanes undershirts from Walmart. They don't add bulk or negatively impact the fit of any shirt, and the 'v' is deep enough that you don't see any undershirt peaking through. 

Yellow sweat stains are caused by anti-perspirant, not deodorant, so no issues there (because I wear deodorant...)

I don't want to have to wash my shirts every time I wear them, which is why I wear an undershirt, which also protects your shirt from sebum and sweat etc. (unfortunately not the collar or cuffs), so it's really a win on two fronts. 

The only disadvantage I guess is added warmth, although minimal, and further minimized by wearing better undershirt fabrics, and that you couldn't really undo two shirt buttons below the collar without seeing even a v neck, generally. I think most of your points are totally invalid, but it's entirely OK not to wear or like wearing an undershirt, not justification needed. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote HANK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 2017 at 2:14pm
As a life long sweaty bastard, I can appreciate your delima OP! LOL
Couple of ways to go here, which have been touched on in this thread. I'll add my two cents, if I may.
V-neck: The Heattech v-necks from Uniqlo are very lightweight and form fitting if you size correctly. The "V" is pretty deep, so unbuttoning a couple buttons shouldn't expose the t shirt. YMMV. Also, I think they actually make a shirt drape better over the body than not having an undershirt.
"Pit Pads": As mentioned previously, you can buy commercially available pit pads, but in my experience I've found them to be expensive and bulky. I have made my own by cutting out the appropriately sized oval of jersey cotton (old retired white tee), and overlocking the edge. Some double sided scotch tape and you have yourself a set of pit pads that cost about a nickel to make. Good luck!
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Hi, 
A few trick to try...
1. Trimming your armpit hair, scent sticks to hair a lot. I trim mine and it really works. 
2. Try a light antiperspirant. I used to use deodorant only but I still stank. Men Degree ultra clear black + white is great for this. It doesn't yellow white shirts or fade/stain darks and the scent isn't over powering. Old Spice used to ruin my clothes, especially anything dark indigo dyed. Pretty much any antiperspirant with a lower Aluminum content.....no higher than 11%.
3. The Vodka & Water spray works. It's an old touring, theater, and bodville trick for performers that sweated a lot on stage and couldn't wash the clothes regularly, not to mention some stage materials can't be washed. I have a gold lame jacket I wear on stage and the water and vodka spray really works to get any smells out.ope these work.

Hope this helps
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