its a style that was big in the 90's - not so much anymore (unless your working around your home/apt.)
I used to do in univeristy (sometimes with sweat pants for that ultra causal look of "im too busy to care how I look" look)
t-shirts though would only be white or black- not blue.
Personally, I think it looks terrible. And no, this is not an "only looks good on young people look" because I'm under 20. The problem is that by leaving your shirt unbuttoned, you are basically abandoning all the premises of good fit, because the unbuttoned shirt is "baggy" (even if it fits well, you're adding another foot of "material" to the waist by the foot gap between the buttons) and it just flops around and it looks sloppy. I advise heavily against it. I suggest you button up to achieve that good fit; as for the tee shirt underneath, that's going to be a matter of personal preference. Lots of guys say it doesn't look good because it ruins the streamlined silhouette vertically, although I do on occasion throw a pink tee on under a green plaid buttonup. Regardless of your stance on this, the buttons are there for a reason. Button up!
its a style that was big in the 90's - not so much anymore
I agree on the first part for sure (I used to rock the unbuttoned shirt all the time back in the day), but as the the second, I have been seeing it again more and more lately. That being said, I don't see myself doing it this go around.
The analogy I see in my head is that you can wear a t-shirt and button-up as a sort of ultra-casual analog to the normal shirt and jacket. Just as a jacket looks sloppy when left unbuttoned, so does the button-up shirt look sloppy when you leave it unbuttoned over a t-shirt. Button up a few of the middle buttons to give yourself some more shape.
It goes without saying that both the shirt and t-shirt should be well-fitted.
Last edited by LesserBlackDog; February 19th, 2013 at 02:27 PM.