Avoiding Summer Pits
Q: I loved the piece on wearing suits in hot weather, but I get the pits big-time when it gets hot. Then I’m stuck in the jacket all day, trying to cover up my armpit sweat. What can I do? I’m burning up, here! – Tim K.
A: Hot weather is the pits, Tim! There is a way to keep the sweat at bay. It may seem counter-intuitive but another layer is your best bet, specifically an undershirt. Every man ought to have some plain slim-fitting crew neck shirts for wearing under a dress shirt on hot days. Why a crew neck and not a tank-top? The short sleeves of the crew neck, like these from Underfit, Flint and Tinder and Mack Weldon, provide you with one more barrier against between your armpits and your dress shirts. Round out your collection with some V-neck undershirts for days when you wear your dress shirt collar open but don’t want your undershirt showing (and in case you’re wondering, no, you don’t want your undershirt showing).
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