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Question #53739 posted on 10/01/2009 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How much cleavage is it appropriate for me to show?

MustacheBoy

A: Dear MustacheBoy,

Your 'nym strongly suggests you're a guy, so I'm not quite sure why you're asking. Last I checked, guys don't really have cleavage. It's still not usually appropriate for them to go shirtless, though, and showing more than a couple of inches of neck/chest at the top of your shirt is probably in poor taste. (I can't help but think of the 80s.)

If you just happened to pick an androgynous alias but are, in fact, female, I'd say the LDS norm is showing zero cleavage. It's what I'm most comfortable with seeing as well.

—Laser Jock
A: Dear MustacheBoy,

Well, sir (I think and hope), on a nice sunny day, do not show your man-cleavage. On a winter's day, do not show your man-cleavage. Laser Jock says for women there ought to be zero cleavage, and I would venture to say that the same is true for men also. Keep your collar line high, buy an undershirt, do whatever it takes to keep your chest away from our eyes.

Except, I guess, if you are swimming. Or maybe if your shirt is on fire. Or if you work out a lot... no, no, really just keep that collar high.

-Mico
A: Dear horrifying mental image,

Wear something comfortable and appropriate for your environment, and don't worry about how your chest looks to overly-sensitive, judgmental young men. Or women. I'm sure you're just fine.

-Cognoscente
A: Dear MustacheBoy,

I'd say about a healthy 7.8% of cleavage would be appropriate for you. Give that a try and let me know how it works out for you.

-Sky Bones
A: MustacheBoy-

The only cleavage most guys have is generally covered by the seat of their pants. Please, for all our sakes, refrain from showing any of it.

- Cuddlefish