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Jiveonaut
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Sleeveless shirts Reply with quote

A question for the ladies really. Do you like dancing with men in sleeveless shirts?

It's been put to me that the ladies as a rule don't like them, largely because the touch of sweaty clammy shoulder is a bit icky, the sight of sweaty armpit hair is not very pleasant and because only very few blokes have the body of a Greek God like me. And I don't wear sleeveless shirts anyway. Yet lots of men wear them, especially in summer, because they get hot, they show off the manly bicep (and the manly belly....) and a man can't wear less without going topless (which is something I've never seen at an MJ venue).

Ladies, what do you prefer? Should I stick to proper shirts or should I rush off to Milletts for a party pack of vests?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jivonaut, if you go off to Millets for a pack of vests then we are never dancing again!!

I am always faced with the 'ick' factor when asked to dance by a man who is wearing a sleeveless shirt - there's only so much skin I can handle so my preference would be for a man to wear shirts/tshirts and take a few spare that way he can cool down whilst changing without the armpit issue on the dance floor Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should read Jiveonaut...apologies Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy apology not necessary but more than accepted!! Very Happy

Milletts don't need to stock up on vests for me just yet....

...unless the consensus on SJF is that the ladies like them - I'm nothing if not fickle! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never, and will never, approach a guy for a dance if he has armpit hair on view..... Its not attractive, its not macho, its just yucky! Shocked

A no-brainer of a question really....Wife beater vests are a major no-no on the dancefloor Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No! No! No! No! No! Vests, Jiveonaut are bad! In my view thay are not only hideous for the many reasons outlined above, they are a safety hazard too! Try being plunged into some flashy dip or drop and going for the death grip on the shoulder: sweaty skin doesn't provide much purchase...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should never have read your post Jiveonaut...You've jinxed me!!!

Last night I was asked to dance by not one vest clad he-man, not two, but THREE!!!!....I thought i'd be safe in the Blues room , but no; they are everywhere! Shocked Is nowhere safe?!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A definite......

NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Urgghhhhhhh................ disgusting!

........... I do agree with Mops, t-shirts or shirts and plenty of them if you tend to perspire alot.............. nothing worse than dancing a close move with a soaking wet being, doesnt matter how good a dancer !!!!!!! Laughing

Looks like you've got your question answered Jiveonaut!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vests are a no go, makes the room look tacky and i feel sorry for the lady smelling the mans under arm.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously a mankini is out of the question for jive nights then Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uuurggghhhh!!!!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Summer is coming, and at an event this weekend some friends and I wound up discussing this very topic, the conversation "inspired" by a dancer lacking the necessary buffness wearing a vest on the dancefloor. The desription I was given of the ladies trying hard NOT to do a short neckbreak because they don't want to wind up in the 'soggy armpit of sweatiness' was priceless! And made me glad I'm a man, not a lady!!!

Guys, trust me, ladies DO NOT like us dancing in vests and sleeveless shirts. Even if you're built like Thor (Watch the movie, although for me it was like looking in a mirror.... Wink ) or an Olympic sprinter. Sleeveless vests are just wrong. Sleeves are the future!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what its worth, I've always used a light vest underneath a shirt. Soaks up the sweat, and seems to keep me cool (counterintuitive maybe) apart from extreme summer thats without air con. I probably get 10% hotter, but really I don't seem to notice. Means I can carry on without worrying.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought a `breathable shirt' made especially for dancing. Well worth the money. My sweaty days have gone!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thatsmycarr wrote:
I recently bought a `breathable shirt' made especially for dancing. Well worth the money. My sweaty days have gone!
I also bought one of those (20 !!) and while it does appear to keep me drier through whatever method, I find it a bit clammy to dance in and still prefer my polo shirts that can take a good deal of saturation before needing to be changed. Cool
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