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May 24, 2018 | Beauty & Fashion

Men; 3 Practical Ways To Rock Your V-Neck T- Shirt Right

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In the hierarchy of T-shirts, v-neck T-shirts rank pretty low, despite having so many devoted fans.

The stigma that surrounds them can be blamed on an unfortunate blip in fashion history when brands like American Apparel hocked versions of the tee so ridiculously low cut they got their own SNL skit .

Luckily, things have turned around and, thanks to Chris Hemsworth in the pages of GQ, we have solid proof that v-necks can be cool. Hemsworth, to his credit, has the optimal physical appearance for a v-neck. But we're serious when we say that you don't have to be Thor to pull one off. What you do need, however, is a healthy dose of upper-body

While t-shirts have a distinctly modern feel, their origins — as an undershirt — go back over a century.

T-shirts get their name from the T-shape formed by their boxy body and attached sleeves. And such T-shaped garments go back centuries; originally made from wool or silk, these sets of underwear often covered the whole body, were designed to absorb perspiration, and served as a barrier between a man’s skin and the more expensive garments he wanted to protect from bodily grime.

During the Industrial Revolution, advancements in weaving and the manufacturing of cotton fabric birthed undergarments that were more breathable and fitted than their often baggy and rough forerunners (though they were far from as soft and cool as tees are today). “T-shirts” during the 19th century commonly took the form of the tops to two-piece union suits men wore under their clothes, which miners and dockworkers took to wearing alone with trousers while they labored.

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