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Men and Nipples – Should You Let 'em Breathe in Summer?

Nip and tuck?

Gentlemen, what are your thoughts on exposed nipples? I don’t mean women’s nipples, I mean your own. Bear with me. This isn’t about to turn into erotica. I’m only on my third article for this esteemed publication and I don’t mean to bring down the tone just yet. It’s just that I’m curious about exposed nipples because I recently had a problem with a linen shirt that was far too revealing for my liking.

Let me set the scene. I was sweating away in extreme discomfort the other day due to the excessive heat, when I realised that I was in desperate need of a timeless summer staple – the classic white linen shirt. Looking online, I found the usual range of prices – from the “affordable” (as they say in the retail world when they don’t wish to imply that some customers aren’t quite rolling in it) all the way through to the absolutely extortionate.

After a bit of umming and ahing, I did the inevitable and plumped for one that was priced somewhere in the middle. It came from a brand that had better remain nameless. (For all that I’d love to make this an exposé in more ways than one, I really don’t want to stir up any trouble for my editor!) After zooming in on the photo of the shirt on the website, I was relieved to find no trace of any logos or outlandish ornamentation. I clicked “buy” and a few days later my shirt arrived....

Read the complete article at Menswear Style, an online men's fashion and lifestyle magazine and one of the leading digital publications in the UK.


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