Deep V-Necks No Longer Welcome at Tee Party

Fashion-forward twist on plain white T-shirt goes too far—and too far down, some say
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2008 8:06 AM CDT
We have them to blame, says Radway.   (Flickr)
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(Newser) – The deep V-neck T-shirt, that "misguided ode to the male sternum," has taken the classic, plain, white version to a place so fashion forward many are hoping it gets lost there, Kate Radway writes in Radar. "I see them on the street and I am almost sick of it," says a rep for American Apparel, identified as the key trend culprit.

Perhaps, one analyst says, the deep V lets men make the statement, "I'm a little cooler … a little more fashion forward … I've taken the next step." Demurs Radway, "Donning a deep V-neck T-shirt to a summer party may scream 'sexy and confident' to the fashion elite, but to others it simply bellows, 'Look at me and my chest hair!'"