Friday, July 9, 2010

The Mystery of the V-Neck Tee, Milano

Why is it that some guys look so cool in a V-neck tee, such as Milan V. in this photo, and some guys look like total sleazeballs?

Usually a good chest helps to fill out a tee, but with a V-neck I think a well defined collarbone is a huge help. This is similar to the idea of never wearing a tank-top unless you have well defined shoulders.


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  1. Fermina M

    July 9, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I think that it's nice only when the V neck is not too low – that's when men look like sleazeballs.

  2. Joseh

    July 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

    as you siad.. it is depend of what kind of body you have…..also not so much cheest hair helps to look good in a V – neck T

  3. Tommy V.

    July 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I think a bigger upper body definitely helps. Skinny dudes look too much like AA models.

  4. Beverly Bohan

    July 9, 2010 at 10:01 am

    This guy has the attitude that will rock anything he wears.

  5. Lee Oliveira

    July 9, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I love a plain white v neck t,
    it complement the entire outfit..
    im kinda of obsessed with his aviator's
    mm.. i know what to buy tomorrow..


  6. The Baker

    July 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I think a tan usually helps, and the less chest hair the better as far as the sleaze thing goes. It's a fine line to walk but this guy does it great.


    July 9, 2010 at 10:12 am

    you're right scott…great shot as usual

  8. j

    July 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

    i think amount of chest hair and sleeze relationship is directly related.

  9. rjjs8878

    July 9, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Too many men wear tank tops that shouldn't.

  10. maria

    July 9, 2010 at 10:19 am


  11. Wan

    July 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

    V-neck is something very in in Bangkok right now. I think it's not about the though upper body (since Thai guys are generally skinny) but I agree that the collar bones do help.

  12. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

    To me it's all about what's being worn with the v-neck. Any man-jewelry, and it's automatic sleaze. Ditto for abundant chest hair, as well as any "fancy" accessories that might make him look like he's trying too hard.
    Kind of like a girl in a hot dress wearing too much makeup and heels. Kills the sexiness by trying too hard.

  13. Maya

    July 9, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Totally cool -my husb wears V's as sleepwear!!

  14. Miz.November

    July 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    This guy pulls this off perfectly. As a matter of fact, the whole look is quite sexy. I love the jacket. The aviators don't hurt the look, either.
    I think that jewelry with a v-neck on a guy contributes to sleaziness.

  15. Michael Kiser

    July 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

    It requires some or all of the following:

    - defined jawline
    - facial hair / stubble
    - a general ruddiness of the skin
    - visible collar bone
    - wide shoulders

  16. E

    July 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

    This man certainly has the right aura about him to pull off the outfit- effortless cool.

    And chest hair in this situation would defiantly make the wearer a bit. . . Boorish?

    I only have one complaint- is that jacket camo?

  17. Felicity

    July 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I think his poise and the fact that he's very handsome helps. ; )

  18. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 10:36 am

    It's all about his attitude. He looks great, and not what I'd normally expect of an Italian man.

  19. Red Closet diary

    July 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I Agree to Beverly Bohan…
    This man got a bit of attitude ( kinda "Sexy & Rebel" xoxo)..

  20. Davidikus

    July 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

    You are making very good remarks and I thin the size of the neck plays a part. If your neck is very long, the v will extend it too much (the opposite of using polo necks, if that makes sense). It depends on the effect that you are after, though!

  21. Gerontius

    July 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    You asked: Why is it that some guys look so cool in a V-neck tee, such as Milan B. in this photo, and some guys look like total sleazeballs?

    Two words: chest hair.

  22. Alice Olive

    July 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Because some people can carry off a paper bag. The person who catches our collective 'sartorial eye' has a confidence, an elegance and an attitude. You can't buy that. (Although good deportment is something which can be learned!)

  23. Stephon

    July 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

    He has the SWAG i like…

  24. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Isn't that Milan V.?

  25. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Also no metal-based neck jewelry and no bath mat-o-chest hair. Take the gentleman in your picture and imagine those two additionals? Insta-sleaze!

  26. Mute

    July 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Oh guys with great collarbones would look really nice in a v-neck tee!

  27. manny

    July 9, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Am I the only one hunting the internet for that wind breaker! It's a must in Miami this time of year (hurricane season). Awesome photo!

  28. laurent

    July 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Alone its an undershirt. One must be thin or well-built to wear it. But it remains an undershirt. Tank tops are for sports, Certainly not indoors,especially when eating. Grow up.

  29. Silvana Leatemia

    July 9, 2010 at 11:28 am

    NICE!! He rocks and looks great in his outfit….
    Thx for sharing!

    The feel is what you receive when you share – Silvana

  30. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    July 9, 2010 at 11:29 am

    It's all about the chest, in my opinion! Probably because in this case the V shape helps accentuate a man's body shape which is, well, a V shape in a way ;)

  31. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Well, he does look a little sleazy… But I'd say the hood on the jacket is making this look – it creates a nice collar/shawl around what might otherwise be too much naked neck. That and the good sense not to wear any neck jewelry.

  32. The Original Swedish Blonde!

    July 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I have a hard time taking my eyes off of him. He's hot! :)
    Vs yes….tanks no thanks! "lol"

    I will cherish this picture…"lol" Thank you!

  33. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Yes! Who is this dude? One of my favourite people featured on here. Love his well cut clothes and close cropped hair. Would love to steel his wardrobe :-)

  34. If Jane

    July 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    His name is Milan Vukmirovic
    not Milan B…

  35. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Women have the same issue – I look good in crew, boat and scoop neck t's but never in a v-neck. For me I think it's body type + hair + face shape. I'm round and feminine and the angularity of the v-neck just doesn't work well with that. This dude's very angular, which is probably why it does work.

  36. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    He's got great style – love the belt and the attitude. Very sexy – wonder who he's talkin' to??

  37. The Photodiarist

    July 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Oh my hotness . . . I mean goodness. No, I mean hotness.

    Well, it's about the chest and one that isn't teeming with overgrown chest hair. It's a bit gross when the chest hair puffs up and around the opening of the t-shirt – like a wild English garden.

  38. Patricia

    July 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    You're right, you either have it or you don't!

    I love the laid back look of it but it also is very sensually inviting if the chest baring it is not a bad sight either! Then there are some people miss the mark!

  39. Marie

    July 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    But was he wearing socks?

  40. Stehpen

    July 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    As with square glasses, angles help to balance a rounder face. I have a round face and I think that a v neck is a good thing for that compared to a round collar. Of course if you have a chiseled mug then probably any shirt looks good.

  41. Heather

    July 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    It is all in the body type. Certain looks flatter different shapes and sizes.

  42. Holly

    July 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    also the V has to be the right size: not too deep, and just about the length to the chest.
    i saw some guys wearing AA tee which has really deep V, it's too show-off and very much scary to me…

  43. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    He looks like he should be on some kind of army mission in the jungle… Maybe it's just the camouflage jacket, shades, and the blurred foliage in the background influencing me on this one. Regardless, he's gorgeous!

  44. Juan Manuel Trejo Sánchez

    July 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    It's the dude enhanced!

  45. guillermo

    July 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Forget v-necks. Crew-necks look better. Think Brando in Streetcar.

  46. FabVH

    July 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Too much "gay porn actor with waxed chest".
    I like the belt.

  47. Simone

    July 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I think most man look hot with a v-neck. I really like this man's combination!

  48. Mai

    July 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I like v-necks on guys with broad shoulders and a defined collar bone. Something about how the v hangs there and frames the chest. I disagree with an earlier comment about not having a v-neck be too low, I like low v-necks on men. This guy is particularly stellar.

  49. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I think a v-neck is like any other skin-baring style: if you have something to look at there, be it collarbones, a nice tan or beautiful skin, a nice chest, it doesn't hurt to show it off a little. If you don't have anything to look at, a crew neck is just fine.

    If you show it off too much you veer into sleaze. The conventions of masculinity forbid too much of a display no matter what you've got, hence the sleaze factor.

    Chest hair is another matter where balance is appropriate. Older men with obviously waxed chests are too precious, as are obvious trim jobs, but too much hair is also offensive. Again, the conventions of masculinity require that you look neither overgroomed nor like something prehistoric. We've all seen examples of what not to look like, so go out there and try to look natural.

  50. Mxolisi Ngonelo

    July 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    No doubt you have to be in shape. Winter in SA, time to hit the weights for the summer.

  51. Kraftina

    July 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    jejeje… this boy remind me of Sylvester Stallone… but few years ago!

  52. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Hey, just a second. Isn't this the same guy you photographed in Paris last year in a low v-neck sweater (navy, I think)? It's his signature. :)

  53. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I agree with some of the comments above and with Scott's comments.

    My opinion is that you have to mix it with quality items – like this fellow did – his jacket, belt, pants, sunglasses – all nice. The tee shirt is so "throw away" that as long as it's PRISTINE, it's the perfect summer shirt.

    It also doesn't hurt to have a nice bod and not be too hairy.

    And it CANNOT be "tight" (as in Simon Cowell, nipple exposing, tight)

    Yer Pal!

  54. oensh

    July 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    love it..the white tee ROCKS!!!
    and love the camouflage jacket..

  55. Barbaartje

    July 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Sexy guy! He's rocking the V-neck.

  56. CK Dexter Haven

    July 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    A "sleezeball" looks like a sleezeball. Always. No matter what he's wearing.

  57. Shop in The Know

    July 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    great look!

  58. Alexandra G.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I love V-necks on guys, but I definitely agree with you, a substantial chest is necessary.

  59. joe t

    July 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    i think this looks great! tanks and v neck tee's sometime get a bad rap for the ones who can't carry it off,, like everything one wear's,,, if u pull it off like he does go for it,,,, looks great,,, who is he and what does he do?? he must be doing something right cause he always pic here,,,

  60. Susan V.

    July 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    What about wearing whatever one loves in spite of not having the "perfect" body, proportions, or body part for it?

  61. Dorian Santi

    July 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    i hate v-neck!!I don't know why, but it doesn't fit good on me!!

  62. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I'm with the rest who have suggested a lack of or at least minor amount of chest hair is essential for this look.

  63. Down Comforter

    July 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    It's like when you give the right guy a t-shirt from Wal-mart, it would look sexy on him, but if it's the wrong person, even you give him a totally hot designer's t-shirt, it wont look good.

  64. Mo

    July 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    he so does not look like a sleeze ball. well done!

  65. ushi sato

    July 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I love V-neck especiallly when its a bit low…its exposing mt cleavage cuts…ahahahahha so flirty!

  66. Life is Reed-iculous!

    July 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    this man is delicious. and i would never say that about a man in a vneck…never say never.

  67. katkas

    July 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    i agree guys do look cool in a vneck!! great photography

  68. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    He is so well put together, love.


  69. adum

    July 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    i think this looks great.

  70. Patricia Silveira

    July 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Simple and the best!! Great jacket…..great man !!!!

  71. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    men need to take some tips from would do the world good if men dressed even remotely like him

  72. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I think that shoulder angle to a neck is what makes all the difference:)

  73. okinawaassault

    July 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I agree with Tommy V. Most guys who wear the V necks are skinny looking AA models. I think the secret here is that he actually incorporates the shirt into an outfit, unlike most guys.

  74. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    if the tee is casual and effortless, then it looks like it's done correctly. when it appears to be worn to show off, then it looks cheesy. Here in Miami so much cheesy… this gentleman has an elegant style.

  75. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    it's definitely because of the right sunglasses

  76. kms

    July 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Love his style, he can definitely pull off the tee without looking sleezy!

  77. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    It's all about the attitude, this is my type of man, nom nom ;D

  78. nemee

    July 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    i don't particularly like v-necks or camouflage but i really do like the bottom half of his outfit although you can only see half of it . and i love the colour of his pants .

  79. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    if someone is handsome and rubs his stuff on you it's considered suave and debonaire. if someone is unattractive and rubs his stuff on you he is a total sleazeball

  80. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    No chest hair people?! That's absolutely creepy and kinda pedophilic. Real men, like myself have chest hair, not too much now, but just right. Consequently, I wear v-necks better than anyone you know.

  81. LunaStitches

    July 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I like everything about this fellow EXCEPT the vee neck. I don't mind a shallow vee t-shirt, but deep vees always look tacky to me, even if the physique is good.

  82. kukla

    July 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I love men with chest hair, skinny men, chunky men, men with deep V neck's as long as it is backed up with substance and good taste and sense of humor.

  83. M.B

    July 9, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I absolutely love and admire Milan V. Peeped him at Wooyoungmi during Paris Men's Wear Fashion Week! So cool…


  84. jeez that guy is hot

    <- deep insights from,

    Holier than Now


  85. Lara Woodbine

    July 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Yes… I agree. Loving his shades too!

    Lara'a x


  86. Valentine

    July 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Well he can definitely wear it in a cool way.. not too cheesy or "the godfather" looking.

    And he's hot so…
    -the diary of a fashion stylist-

  87. Emily

    July 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Wearing a v-neck emphasizes skinniness on skinny guys.

    On Milan V. here, it looks lovely!

    Good point on the collarbone.

  88. cee

    July 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    i totally agree, this is such a great picture; really the mystery of the V-neck tee!

  89. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This guy could wear a day-glo mesh belly shirt and still somehow pull it off.

  90. Mmmm, all I can say is the "mystery" suits him WELL.

    Fearlessly Female xx

  91. peevish

    July 9, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I'm sorry if this is repeating something someone has already noted, but the deep V echoes the lovely sharp points on the "M" of his upper lip. Delicioso!

  92. enrique

    July 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    There is nothing more stylish than confidence.

  93. kelli

    July 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I agree that the hooded jacket helps this look. Without it, I'm not sure…

  94. Vince Rizzo

    July 10, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Tips to pulling off the v-neck:

    1) Not too low (you're not J Lo)

    2) Not too tight (If I can see your nipples, it's too tight)

    3) No lame accessories (no gold chain unless you're in the mafia)

    4) Profit

  95. Christa

    July 10, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Not wearing man jewelry with a deep V is also a huge help.

  96. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 12:40 am

    OH MY GOD. you have just revealed to me why tank-tops look so awful on me! and now that i know the reason, i will never attempt to wear them again. thank you for making my life that much less ugly.

  97. miko

    July 10, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I think that the collar bone and chest hair do play a part. And agree that how low the v goes affects the whole look too. Too low, and it looks sleazy. The fit of the shirt is also kinda important like the v, if it is too tight, it's a bit much. A nice body skimming relxed fit is so much sexier.

  98. Headhuntress

    July 10, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I was never a fan of men in v necks, till I met my husband, who suites them to a Tee!

    It definitely requires collar bones, darker skin colour, not too much hair and good shoulders. Although I saw a rather slim pale chap wearing a very low v-neck the other day that near enough went down to his waist and he carried it off with such aplomb, that I actually caught myself staring.

  99. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I think it's all about the rest of the look wether you can pull off a V-neck or not. Deep V-necks on men are kind of feminine to me, so they need 'rough' partners like that windbreaker and they should have basic colors. The haircut is very important as well. I hate all those teenage boys with too much gel in their hair, jewelry all over and then a V-neck tee in some feminine color like lavender because they think that's what they need to look 'smooth'. When in fact they look like idiots.

  100. m

    July 10, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Hmm I wear v-necks all the time, and always have (as far as I remember)… main reason though is since I have a bigger rounder head, and a v-neck balances it out more than a crew neck (which just emphasizes its roundness)

  101. Talei

    July 10, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I LOVE the V-neck! Love, love, love them. Some guys just look hot in everything.

  102. thwany

    July 10, 2010 at 6:41 am

    this guy will look good in anything

  103. Mark R

    July 10, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I HAVE to get that jacket!! Where is it from please??

  104. augustinewong

    July 10, 2010 at 6:50 am

    This is so right, also, if you have a muscular "A line" shoulder bone like Chad White, it won't fitted with a huge collar neck lose tee, it better suit a "T line" shoulder bone with a more skinny and pale type like Cole Mohr. It is quite interesting to investigate what type of tee neck suit what type of body structure.

  105. Román Iglesias

    July 10, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Really love this jacket

  106. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 7:39 am

    chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair chest hair….all the way, I'm a 41 year old woman and I love chest hair – afterall it sthe opposite to women – isn't that what we want otherwise we'd be right into girls! far out I love hair on a man! woohooo

  107. billy

    July 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I find this very boring to be honoust :(
    + he seems a little arrogant, and yes…were is the chesthair???

  108. Ifi

    July 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

    He looks niiice!!!

  109. E...

    July 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Love the miltiar jacket: miltiary chic is so fashiona ctually; prada's bags camouflage, balmain's jackets…

  110. Maja

    July 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

    that may sounds strange but i always thought the collarbone was one of the most beautiful parts of a male body. that's why i love v-neck tees so much and this guy really is handsome.


    July 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Love a man in a Vneck and just got my boyfriend to wear one!

  112. Shamini

    July 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    i personally think it's all a question of attitude. Some guys, even if they are a bit hairy, they have the standing when wearing a v-neck tee!

  113. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Still looks sleazy

  114. mary_ronaldo

    July 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  115. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I don't know, in answer to your comment. But this makes me want to go out and buy one and wear it with my chinos.

  116. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    What is it about men in aviators? They can't all pull it off, but when they do…. so sexy!

  117. Leendert de Rijke

    July 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Not only a well defined collarbone is a huge help to make guys look cool in a V-neck. It also depends on the shape of the head/face – in particular the chin, lips and nose.
    A V-neck looks cool on guys with a obvious sharp shaped head/face because the sharp shaped V-neck is harmonious with the sharp shaped head/face.
    Any guy with a head/face with a manifest round shape should never wear a V-neck because the sharp V-neck is in contrast with the round characteristics of his head/face.
    This 'theory' is proved by this photo. This guy looks cool in a V-neck because he has a very sharp shaped nose, his upper lip is straight-lined and also his chin is a little bit sharp-lined. And also because his collarbone is well defined.

    Greetz from the Netherlands,


  118. Nila

    July 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm

  119. YogaSpy

    July 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I totally agree with guillermo, who wrote "Forget v-necks. Crew-necks look better. Think Brando in Streetcar."

    Crew-necks are much cooler, much more masculine. A V-neck might occasionally work, but only if it's a high V. Low Vs look ridiculously femme.

    Imagine Brando in Streetcar. Imagine James Dean in his trademark white crew-neck. Imagine in your mind's eye this guy in a crew-neck instead.

    Much better!

  120. 82Brute

    July 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Someone needs to tell SImon Cowell to read this blog. He's one of those guys who lives in v-necks and probably shouldn't.

  121. Bronze

    July 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    He has to have some element of rugged masculinity to effectively pull off the v-neck. On the right guy it's a turn on.

  122. Coni Judge

    July 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I think the camo jacket works, strangely. It's the fabric combined with the cut of the trouser and the shirt that keeps it from being sloppy and makes it sexy.

  123. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    well I don't like this look on him at aall – probably because he thinks he looks good in it – when in actual fact it doesn't suit him at all

  124. Anonymous

    July 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    He looks like he's talking with Headquarters, getting the specs for his next secret mission… very nice! :)

    I think his belt is actually the best part (or at least the crucial piece) of the ensemble–the long end adds the perfect touch of sophisticated raffishness.

    The only thing that would improve this look would be a smidge of trimmed chest hair at the base of the V. There is a middle ground between looking like a plush toy and looking creepily pre-pubescent, and I wish more men occupied it.

  125. s t y l i s h m u s e

    July 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I prefer V neck tees to round neck ones. In my opinion it looks more stylish.

  126. camillanna

    July 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm


  127. The Hype Around...

    July 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    This gentleman can carry off nearly everything he wears. Of course, it helps that he has that great combination of style and confidence. Now,if only I could find the right pair of oversized aviators…

  128. Vittoria Braga

    July 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I think that watching him fill up those pants is far more entertainng than minding the shirt issue but hey thats just my plain old horny self

  129. Alexia Von Appen

    July 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I actually don't agree with leendert, i think a v neck helps to sharpen rounder faces, the same way that it complements sharper features, the thing here is as always if you have the body to carry it off. Its not pretty to watch some chunky man in a v neck showing off some man-decolletage, in those cases it helps to do maybe a round neck T with a v neck sweater, but if you have a nice defined collar bone even if your pecs aren't quite like hunky here you shouldn't shy away from wearing one proudly, attitude makes a huge difference

  130. Ari Stuart

    July 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I think flat chested men look better in V neck t's, it's to cleavage-ish when they have huge gym hormone-pumped pecs, the less bulk the better

  131. sally

    July 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    i think face shape has something to do with it too.

  132. Ellie

    July 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    This man is sizzlin'!

  133. corve

    July 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Very sexy

  134. niamh

    July 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    casual-cool! chinos are epic


  135. garbagelapsap

    July 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    i am inspired to wear like this today !
    Thank u

  136. Legiterally

    July 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    he's basically gorge.

  137. ADJ

    July 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    its a tricky balance. i think its all in the manner, swag and style. this guy is gorgeous and he pulls it off.

  138. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Milan V. was a former model, no? That means his body makes clothes look good.

    He's always sexy and masculine, even in pink cashmere. And he has the money to tailor everything to suit his body.

    What I want to know is how he keeps his sleeves rolled up all the time — nylon jacket as here, sport jacket, suit jacket, … I'd be pushing my sleeves up all the time and that gets tiresome.

  139. Bec215

    July 11, 2010 at 12:23 am

    The V-neck tee for men is like a jumpsuit or a 'onesie' for women… there is absolutely no 'gray area' – it either works for you or it doesn't, and there are very few for whom it works. This guy owns his look… though agree, wish the jacket weren't camo. The camo with the aviators together are a little macho for my taste.

  140. Lit

    July 11, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I feel like any or all of the following help the case of a man in a V neck:
    1) sunglasses
    2) male model stubble
    3) posture
    4) a little bit of chest hair
    5) rolled up sleeves.

  141. Purses Pastries Etc...

    July 11, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Totally depends on body type! Personally, I don't think it goes on men with abnormaly huge, bulging muscles — and they're the ones who I usually see wearing v-neck t's. This guy looks great though — thumbs up!

  142. Arash Mazinani

    July 11, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I wear v necks all the time, I used to wear round necks but just feel v necks are more flattering on a slimmer body.

  143. Sootjeelina

    July 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

    You're right!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <4

  144. Imani

    July 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

  145. Javier

    July 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I like the outfit in the photo. It's curious how a basic tee can make different effects depending on its shape and the body it covers.

  146. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    It's the collar bones and the fact he has a slight six o'clock shadow on his face. I rather like the bare chest in this photo. Does he wax? The whole look is hot.

  147. bubblistyle

    July 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    This v neck looks good on Milan! while when other people wear it, it just looks plain weird. so i do agree with your point.

  148. Anabelle

    July 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    He's hot and tan and always right!

    (And Photodiarist is so funny!)

  149. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I don't know if you really have time to answer comments but i would love to know where to get your book in spain ( can't buy it online .. ) and if by any chance you will be signing it in spain o france this summer.

  150. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    does someone know where to buy this jacket?

  151. Alexander

    July 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    that's why even though I like v-necks, I don't wear them all the time…

    it's very sad that i am designed to be a clothes-hanger.

  152. TaylorASHLEY

    July 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I think its how you wear it but most defiantly body type. If you're pretty well built than you mostly can get away with it.

  153. Carmen

    July 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    For a V-Tee you have to have a good chest! But though i love V-neck tee's.


  154. Bob Mack

    July 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    a good chest is important, but the fit is important as well,some muscular guys make the mistake of buying V necks that are too tight or have too deep a V, and they end up looking like Hooters employees.

  155. Emma

    July 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    V-necks are classic, but it usally depends on the v-neck not the person. I actually love v-necks because you can add them to anything, but for men v-necks just need to be the right height, and not to low, and the same thing goes for women too.

  156. T.

    July 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Love his look, sexy and masculine!

  157. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I truly admire all your photos and style tips but this has to be a slip in judgment. Half of all gay people in Europe look like this when they go on holiday!

  158. stainlesskiss

    July 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    already been mentioned before, but its true – usually the lower the V the sleeezy-er the man!

  159. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Apart from a good chest, a hairless chest helps a lot :)

  160. Siblings

    July 12, 2010 at 12:30 am

    yes, now that you mention it, vee necks looks heaps better on some, better then others.

  161. Blaise

    July 12, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Guys like Vin Diesel would look good in a V neck shirt. Much like this dude.

  162. Trigun61

    July 12, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I really want that jacket now :S I know its been asked, but anyone have any ideas?

  163. Smilla

    July 12, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Good question. I've noticed the sleaze factor with V necks on guys at the gym. Eeeuuuwww. Not a good look at all but this guy is definitely an exception. Maybe it's a European thing….

  164. AlexandraPearl

    July 12, 2010 at 5:29 am

    I prefer men with chest hair myself.

  165. proletarian Great Gatsby

    July 12, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I prefer a more closed neckline,perhaps less classic(see"Trainspotting",1996,Dir. Danny Boyle).

  166. Grishma

    July 12, 2010 at 6:56 am

    He seems to be channeling a strong military look, with the aviators, jacket and cargos. So the V neck doesn't do much damage. Also the white is set off very nicely against his tan!

  167. Álvaro

    July 12, 2010 at 8:26 am

    i think that the v-neck is good when it doesn´t look like a cleavage of a gown


  168. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

    i think you can smell the scent of this man from the shoot!!! very sexy and masculine like only stylish italian men can be…
    italian stylish girl

  169. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Sexy man, I wonder why he can be so sexy, hot without an effort!

  170. Rhi

    July 12, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I think part of it may be the chest hair. If they've got too much it just looks wrong with white. Black could work with chest hair though…

  171. Samantha Pinotti

    July 12, 2010 at 11:52 am


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  172. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    gorgeous, simple stylish, sexy masculine…yum!

  173. Beny Ricardo Sadewo

    July 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    This Man is Real Rule model!!!

    Beny Ricardo Sadewo

  174. Charls

    July 13, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Love the V-neck! Beautiful photo!

  175. REiGN blog

    July 13, 2010 at 6:35 am

    maybe this cool guy can appreciate our denim…… :-)

  176. Izzen

    July 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Haha, looking good.

  177. extreme chic

    July 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Love camouflage mixed with beige.


  178. Anonymous

    July 13, 2010 at 11:59 am

    military-look wannabe or something? What a costume…

  179. Jasmin

    July 13, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    He makes casual camoflauge look very refined!

  180. Megan

    July 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I think that only guys that have a defined chest can pull it off. If they don't not only do they look like sleazeballs they look like wimpy sleazeballs. The defined collarbone definitely helps to make the V-neck look so sauve on him.

  181. Anonymous

    July 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Hot, HOT, H-O-T…Sexy & definitely DEE-LI-CIOUS! Everything works beautifully because even with the light-wieght wind breaker hoodie in camoflouge pattern (that is slightly muted and worn) it's still considered neutral. The pants are neutral; the white v-neck is neutral. The brown belt in neutral. One would think that all neutral might be boring, but it's not because khakis, white shirt, & a brown belt make a classic color combination. However, this gentleman's take on the classic transcends that collegiate look. His tan is fantastic. And his aviator sun-glasses "sex'ed" up his whole look and demeanor. Oh…and those luscious lips framed by the day's growth of stubbles…Nuff said!

  182. Regiane

    July 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    What's with those perfect lips??? I just luvd the kaki pants and the sunglasses are amazing! marvelous!

  183. Lin

    July 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

    V-necks are everywhere aren't they? I am funny in that I don't care for v-neck tees on men (not even this fine man), however I LOVE a nice classic v-neck sweater on a man. Go figure! I think the difference is the plunge-itude of the neckline. In this photo for instance, it is too plunging for me! Sometimes v-necks looks like they've been pulled or stretched, which I don't like. But a nice v-neck sweater is a cleaner line. :-)

  184. palzileri

    July 15, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Not really a fan of the shirt. But I like the jacket.

  185. Anonymous

    July 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    defined collarbone- right on! that's what it's all about. it gives almost a femininity to the v neck wearer and allows him to remain un-sleazy in my mind!

  186. Anonymous

    July 18, 2010 at 3:46 am

    long v neck t's and camo jackets. is the mullet coming back?

  187. A.P

    July 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    J'adore! Ce blog est une grande source d'inspiration pour moi, une belle lecon de style,bonne continuation:
    Mon blog.

  188. Sara Lua

    July 20, 2010 at 12:48 am

    I'm in love. Would he mind if you share his name? Or life career?

  189. Anonymous

    July 27, 2010 at 6:15 am

    does anyone know more about the military hooded jacket?
    what brand and model is it?

  190. Anonymous

    July 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Its a nice outfit but I need that jacket! Any idea on who makes it?

  191. info

    August 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Did you get his number????

  192. rei

    August 24, 2010 at 12:10 am


  193. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 7:05 am

    i've read a book that say's if your neck is the same or similar width to your head, wear a v neck tee. But if your head is bigger then your neck width, wear a crew tee's.

    I have an oblong face shape and my neck & face width is similar & v neck tees look great on me. Crew tees long like shit on me.

    Hope this helps

  194. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 7:08 am

    neck & face with similar width wear v neck tees

    face bigger then your neck width wear crew tees.

    read a book and that what it said.

    Sorry for those big head freaks hahah

  195. rei

    November 28, 2010 at 2:09 am

    i <3 milan vukmirovic!

  196. TamaraL

    September 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

    david gandy wears the V neck real well too, I love the nonchalant air about this gentleman. He might like us to think he did not really put alot thought into how and what he is putting things together, but he is clean shaven and had his air just clipped, so he DID. I reckon bare chest and strong shoulder really works the deep V to the best effect. Good capture, Scott, as always.

  197. Sim

    October 15, 2011 at 5:53 am

    This photo makes me think of my friend, he also has that vneck appeal……. Kyle Riettie! you need to come spend another weekend with me….New York needs you.

  198. JV

    September 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Collarbone, jaw, upper body…none of that matters when wearing a V-neck. It’s all about the NECK. Can’t be skinny or craned. Which is why I can’t wear v-necks.

  199. Jameson

    November 4, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I wear v-necks all the time. It can be hard to find the perfect one but when I do, I buy them in multiples. It’s true they shouldn’t be too low and the shirt should overall fit well but not be too tight, the slightly looser ones help give more of an ease and flow to the look, making your whole outfit very chic.

    I personally think they look great on a guy that is not too skinny and not a muscle mary…the latter just looks like one is trying too hard and it comes off almost like a sports bra for men…which brings on a douche type look.

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