Men without shirts in public

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by glocke12, May 27, 2008.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    Even though I am a male, this is something I just dont get, especially since I am pretty modest myself. I am in pretty good shape, but never go out in public without a shirt. Even at the beach I wear a t-shirt. What is it about some guys that make them think it is perfectly acceptable to go out in public without a shirt ?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    At the beach/swimming pool is different. Other than that it's a no-go. Especially the fat pikey looking chavs outside pubs.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's nasty. I completely agree. I don't care what you look like.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Depends on the situation. I don't think it's right to walk around in and out of shops or on busy streets etc. But on a nice sunny day in a park or whatever I think it's fine. It's certainly fine at a beach, I don't see why you'd have a problem with that? :confused:
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Wearing too much on a beach is just as bad as wearing too little… :eek:

    On a hot/warm day the beach/swimming pool or park going shirtless is just fine…

    Definitely not in the high street though… :eek:
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    The old adage, when in Rome do as the Romans do rings true here.
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i agree hot sunny day at the beach or park is ok but no one overweight or old.

    no shirt in the city is not a good look. either is no shoes. shows that you dont care what you step on or are too lazy to even put on shoes in the morning.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    The beach is fine, but that's it. Well, unless you're in Berlin in the summer. But that has to do with more than shirts. ;)
     
  9. 119576 Guest

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    why not?

    If it's hot, then an overweight person would have a much higher need to remove their shirt.
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    makes me feel uncomfortable. im a pretty fit person, played sport all my life and go to the gym. its just my opinion and its not like im going to ask them to put a shirt on. i respect that theyre comfortable enough to take off their shirt but i would prefer it if they wouldnt. my family would be the same, so i guess that shows how much im like them.
     
  11. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Ah, get over yourself man! ;) :p
     
  12. tersono macrumors 68000

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    You'll be old too, one day - provided you don't voice that opinion around old people too often :p :D

    My adage has always been: "If you don't like the way I look, tough - don't look at me".

    Having said that, I don't go to the beach (lying on the beach is just dullsville imho) so don't actually take my shirt off in public anyhow ;)
     
  13. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    Its because women rule the world and the weaker minded ones of us chose to go around toples.

    you don't think women rule the world?

    then why are we topless at the beach?
     
  14. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yeh i dont voice my opinion on topics other than Apple products around here too much… maybe i said it a bit too loud :eek: thats just how i feel… but im a nice guy really.

    yeh… i know ill be old one day and im dreading that day. my grandma is pretty old and i took care of her today.

    sun-tanning FTW!
     
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    Ditto that; despite being 'pretty fit' (as richthomas puts it) myself, I never remove my shirt in public.

    I don't see why everything has to be about pleasing everyone else- if you're too hot, you should be able to remove your shirt. If people are offended by the way you look, then perhaps they should re-think their ideologies.
     
  16. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yes fit an in "fitness" not fit as in "hot" :p
     
  17. Mikey- macrumors regular

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    I don't mind men being topless in public, if they want to do it let them.

    And if people don't like it don't look at him, ignore him.
     
  18. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    So what if there was a rugby prop forward who is technically overweight?? They are incredibly fit but are still quite large, would you prefer it if they put a shirt back on??
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    IMO, it's only polite to a least wear a light t while shopping, etc.

    No shirt, no shoes, no service.

    "Hey, that thing on your back looks really ugly. I'd have that looked at if I were you!!"

    PS: Women are allowed to go topless in Ontario. It's the law. Anywhere.

    But it usually reserved for the annual Lesbian parade.
     
  20. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Hehe - it's okay, you're entitled to your opinion, and you put it over well (hence the smilies in my reply :D). No offence taken, and I hope I didn't sound like I was having a go at you - that wasn't my intention at all. I was just being flippant, really. :)

    Well, I dunno how old your grandma is, but I'm a grandfather (make that a young grandfather :p), and don't pretend to be interesting/pleasant to look at (unless your tastes are really perverse ;)). Don't be too afraid of getting older, either - it has its compensations - I'm enjoying life at 50 far more than I ever did at 18.

    On a more serious note, I do think that we, as a culture, are far too wrapped up in our ideals of physical appearance, but mebbe that's just me.

    Yep, I get it - I just get terminally bored while doing it! :D
     
  21. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Andy Sheridan.jpg

    The question is: would you be brave enough to tell him to put his shirt back on!? :eek:
     
  22. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    rugby players have muscle mass and are bukly but ceratinly not "technically overweight". the BMI is inaccurate as muscle is heavier than fat.

    i like that kinda law!

    did you just google for "rugby player no shirt"? you so did didnt you! dont lie! ;)
     
  23. Queso macrumors G4

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    As far as I'm concerned he can keep his shirt off as long as he likes :cool:
     
  24. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I googled for Andy Sheridan and it gave a perfect picture of him shirtless.

    Why did I search for him? From Wikipedia:


    Like I said, would you be brave enough to tell him to put his shirt back on!?! :eek: ( ;) )
     
  25. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    agreed.

    there is nothing wrong with having no shirt on if its hot out and you're at a park or beach relaxing. i can see people being upset if its in a shopping area or where its crowded.
     

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