SNL Digital Short: “V-Necks” … Are Just Awful

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA is all I have to say about this one! Thank christ someone finally put it out there that the V-Neck look is just plain douchey. A classic look from somewhere around the 60s or 70s (wikipedia didn’t even know so don’t get mad at me that I don’t!), this exposed, neckline shirt style has made a resurgence big time in the past few years. And I Hate It. It’s a peacocking look akin to wearing shirts two sizes too small or jeans so tight at the crotch you look like you’re about to burst and anyone who says otherwise is just plain blind or is currently wearing a v-neck as they tell you you’re wrong 😉

Now, to be fair, there IS a level of v-neck that wouldn’t cause a the pope to roll his eyes at your cleavage as you walk the vatican, but, honestly, it seems the “plunging V” has taken over the gay community by storm and the good writers at SNL have decided to take up the cause and stand for good taste and a modicum of propriety… who knew! Few men even HAVE the chest required to make this look decent and even fewer yet have the feral chest hair to make the look masculine and for that you will catch me rolling my eyes nightly as I realize my friends have decided it’s a “V-neck night” and that good taste isn’t in attendance with us 😉


I loves me some muscled men, but don’t need them putting it out there like Snookie hittin’ the Shore and hoping the boobs will distract from the rest of her. Great job Andy! Let’s call these fashionistas out once and for all!

  • kyle

    oh please. if it’s sold wrapped in plastic at american apparel it means it’s been over for awhile. nipple rag tank tops, on the other hand…

  • Feh. I used to hate v-necks, but now I like them + own several. To each his own.

  • Lauren

    Although I love any excuse to see Andy Samberg without a shirt this video has a great message…. V necks are for douchbags.

  • Jonathan

    There are still plenty of us who wear t-shirts for what they were designed for- as UNDERSHIRTS. No well-dressed man puts on a dress shirt without one. To that end I have both V and crew necks. The V-neck is for wearing with an open-collar dress shirt and the crew neck is for use with a tie.

    The undershirt is extremely effective in reducing sweat rings and in protecting your shirts from deodorant stains.

  • Lex

    Why do guys need chest hair to make these look masculine? I thought gender roles were for straight people.

  • Johnathan! THANK you for the great explanation of the PROPER use of v-necks! I am one of those idiots who had never been taught that but living a life outside the office and day-to-day dress shirt etiquette I’m loving the new approach to keeping it fresh!
    And Lex, just like superficiality, we gays still play the same ol’ games as the straights ha. We’re not more enlightened as a whole (we’ve got our good and bad), but we should at least try to do it better dressed ha 😉

  • @Lauren “V necks are for douchbags.”

    The belief that the neck style of your t-shirt defines you as a person (or that we should all dress like we just stepped out of a Brooks Brothers ad) is for douchebags.