Male Chest Hair and Scrub Tops - page 12

What is your vote? Should a male nurse wearing a scrub top and has chest hair be required to wear a T shirt underneath in order to cover up the chest hair?... Read More

  1. by   SteveNNP
    I find it amusing that the poll results FOR wearing a shirt correlate with the # of female voters, and vice versa for the men.....
  2. by   imenid37
    Here's a cottage about those dickies (that is what they were called back in the day) for under men's scrub tops? An industrious nurse could start producing these again. They are like a false shirt for underneath a sweater. Back in the 80's, you could put one under a sweater to look like you had a turtleneck on. I don't care about chest hair, if it isn't spilling over like a vine down the side of a building! I agree, neck and back hair all over the place is yucky too.
  3. by   vashtee
    I love chest hair.
  4. by   smak60
    Lets just say I love a man with alot of chest hair but not at work !!
  5. by   anonymurse
    OK, let me take you back in history to the military side of this issue.

    At one time, undershirts were the norm. I mean what we call today strap undershirts, what basketball players wear.

    Then Jackie Kennedy, whom some may remember as the 60s' biggest influence on fashion (apologies to Twiggy and Rudi Gernreich, but the biggest) expressed her revulsion at seeing chest hair on military members of the Presidential entourage who wore open collars.

    Overnight the word went out and the regulations were re-written to specify t-shirts. Now this was back in the day when a t-shirt had only one possible configuration--sleeved, and with a round, high collar.

    This persisted into the late 80s, when the sight of an undershirt peeking from beneath a shirt was deemed declasse, and v-necks were made mandatory, at least for USAF ossifers (I would dearly love to discover the motivator for the reversal).

    I don't remember what 3-star we had running Eight Air Force at the time, oh yeah, it was Ed Harris, but as the story goes, one hapless butterbar reported to his office wearing an old-school non-v t-shirt, and the General grabbed him by the shirt, dragged him over his desktop, fished a pair of scissors out of his desk drawer, and v-necked his t-shirt on the spot.

    The wonderful world of fashion. Gotta love it.
  6. by   Diary/Dairy
    Keep things covered up folks -

    Chest hair -



    It's just more professional that way.
  7. by   styRN
    One word:

  8. by   vashtee
    Quote from styRN
    One word:

    Haha! Funny!
  9. by   ElvishDNP
    Holy moly, what a thread. I personally don't care. I used to work with a surgeon whose chest hair hung waaay out the top of his scrub top and nobody thought anything of it. It's natural, it's not a big deal. My dh is not a very hairy guy & has never had to worry about it but if I were a patient I wouldn't care if my nurse were a man with a hairy chest.

    And almost 3 years after Wolfie's original post, here we are still talking about it....
  10. by   Simplepleasures
    My daughter who is in Navy tells me that the males MUST wear a t- shirt under scrub tops in the military clinics and hospitals.
  11. by   panamabrt
    OMG! What next....leave the guys alone...Im a female and I dont really care, isnt there something better to vote on???????
  12. by   defeatedcreek
    I can see both sides. But I'm a hairier guy and I opt for wearing t-shirts. The military requires a cleaner look. That's not to say some of our military nurses go Clark Gable and ditch the undershirt.
  13. by   RNgonewild
    I think it's damn sexy, leave them alone!! What about all the doctor shows, you always see chest hair. On the other hand, I don't think I would like to see some chicks chest hair peeking out of a scrub top(OK call me sexist!,lol)