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10th Jul 2014

Low cut v-necks on men, good or bad?

It's a topic which has brought nations to the brink of war and has divided opinion the world over, but where do you stand on the thorny, controversial issue that is low-cut v-necks on men?

Eric Lalor

It’s a topic which has brought nations to the brink of war and has divided opinion the world over, but where do you stand on the thorny, controversial issue that is low-cut v-necks on men?

Jude Law

The English actor is still one of the most bankable actors on the planet and is viewed as something of a sex symbol in some circles. He’s been spotted wearing low-cut tops like this one below:

Celebrity Sightings In New York - September 14, 2009

However, when he’s not trying to show the world his man cleavage, he dresses like this:

2011 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS - Red Carpet Arrivals

Verdict: Jude Law is a handsome man, of that there is no doubt, but we feel he’s much better covering up his chest and going smart like the picture above.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and just like JOE, he suffers the affliction of having to fight the women off, such are his levels of handsomeness. Gosling wears the v-neck sporadically like below:

"Drive" Premiere - 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

He likes to cover up the gold every now and then too and can dress smart  like a boss:

Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "The Ides Of March" - Arrivals

Verdict: The man is in the fortunate position that no matter what he wears, he manages to look very cool. He could wear a bin-liner with a saucepan on his head and still manage to look very chic. The verdict is that the v-neck looks good on the Gosling.

Simon Cowell

The British music mogul has long been a controversial figure. His biting put downs for pop-star wannabes in his talent search TV shows are renowned the world over. That’s all very well, but what’s he like in a v-neck t-shirt? Well, as you can see from below….it’s not very pretty:

Celebrity Sightings In Miami - March 04, 2014

When he’s not cutting people’s dreams and aspirations to pieces, he’s often out on the celebrity circuit attending premieres and supermarket openings. Sometimes he covers up the pecs/moobs. Oh wait, no he doesn’t:

World Premiere Of  'One Direction This Is Us'

Verdict: Yeah Simon, it’s not awful, it’s just not what we’re looking for right now. We think you’d be better off doing the clubs and coming back to us next year, a little bit wiser and a little bit more covered up.

Marvin Humes

One member from death metal collaboration, JLS, Marvin Humes has been known to expose the pecs without removing his top. He’s a fifth dan black belt in v-necked t-shirts. Here he is in a ‘chest-off’ with his missus :

Selfridges Opens Worlds Largest Shoe Department - Launch Party

When he wasn’t posing for pec pics or writing satanic death metal tunes, he could sometimes go out and keep the chest covered. Rare occasions admittedly, but he did it and here’s the evidence:

JLS Launch Their New Female Fragrance 'LOVE'

Verdict: Marvin Hume is probably a nice gentleman who works out a lot. We feel that he manages to pull off the v-neck look with considerable aplomb. The turtle-neck abomination is enough for us to decide that he wears the V better than not.


Canadian rapper, Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, so no wonder he just calls himself Drake, is another exponent of the dark arts of v-neck wearing. Check this out:

2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Press Room

Sometimes, Drake would ditch the V and be quite the dapper rapper:

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

Verdict: Drake is a hugely successful artist who makes buckets of cash every day and probably, like JOE, has armies of girls after him. Whether he wears a low-cut v-neck or not is a moot point. He’s won at life anyway.

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