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    First of all, I know this is a pretty lame outfit: I was in the field most of today (I'm a wildlife biologist) so function took precedence over form. This is a collared cotton sweater from The Gap I've had for about 5 years now that has been a regular part of my winter sweater rotation. I know, the gray t-shirt is pretty lame, but what else can I wear under this, if anything? I like the color and the fit isn't too bad, but I just don't know how to avoid the glaring "t-shirt triangle" look with this sweater. If I didn't wear an undershirt I fear the amount of chest hair would be just as hideous. Is it better if I just kept this as a beater layering piece for winter field work or do you guys see any way I can make this work as part of my regular office rotation?





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    Is that a sweater or a thick shirt? It's cut exactly like a long sleeve polo. Anyways, you could try a henley underneath. Or a v-neck undershirt. It does seem like the collar is large, though. As if it hangs particularly low in front. Usually when something buttons up, it buttons up to the neck.

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      There are three buttons total, typically I only button the bottom one because the collar looks ridiculously tiny when I button the bottom two. I think it was called a sweater in the store, although you're right in that it looks more like a long-sleeve polo. I guess a henley could work, although it would have to be pretty lightweight because this thing is pretty warm.

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        #4
        If it's a knit polo, and sweater-like, I'd be tempted to wear a button up shirt underneath it. A casual one with a pattern, maybe -- like a blue gingham, or something. It's not bad to have two collars.

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          #5
          Instead of avoiding the t-shirt triangle, you can embrace it and make it look cool by wearing a striped t-shirt. This isn't the best example, but it's the closest I have to the colors that you're dealing with (it's with a normal collared shirt, but I've done this with polos and sweaters as well):



          The striped t-shirt almost makes the triangle look like a handkerchief (minus the flamboyance).
          Last edited by DB; November 11, 2012, 11:52 PM.

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