While the crew neck symbolizes a more conservative style, the V-neck can represent independence. It’s what we wear once we decide that we care.
Whether you favor a circular neckline or a V-neck says more about you than you think.
V-necks are sometimes perceived as a hipster rebel style bought to show off pectoral muscules and (sometimes regrettable) chest tattoos. The circular crew neckline is often considered the safe option, as it was the first shirt our parents bought for us before we knew we had a preference.
The crew neckline is a classic. You will often see people toss crew necks over jeans on the weekends, as well as the workday put-together version with a crew neck undershirt peeking out from a suit for laissez-faire but never sloppy look.
Regardless of your style preference, there are important factors to consider…
Not all crew necks are created equal. It is important to have a thicker neckband that holds up. You wouldn’t want your crisp crew to droop into a scoop neck.
V-necks must also be chosen carefully. Skip the deep V-neck and go for a higher cut, one that can be worn by itself without baring it all. The V offers more versatility than the crew, but there are still best practices. Perhaps most important is to make sure the V drops to a place on your chest that you’re comfortable with.
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