Open Shirts on Guys: Hot or Not?

10/13/2006 at 12:00 PM ET

More terrifying than anything Halloween has to offer. . .it’s out there, and it’s coming to get you. Man-cleavage! Aahhhh!! Ok. Maybe man-cleavage (he-vage?) isn’t horor movie material, but seriously, what is up with the onslaught of celebrity men airing out their breastplates? Unless they’re on stage with a guitar, it just looks more lounge-singer than rock god. I understand unbuttoning the top button. I can even forgive the second button coming undone. But for the good of my retinas, that third button must stay closed! After all, it’s there for a reason, fellas. Believe me, David Beckham (left) isn’t the only guy showing off his stuff. Click here to check out our gallery of undone men, and then come back to comment. Tell us: Are open shirts hot, or not? — Cara Shultz

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Nicky on

IF YOU CAN “BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM”, HOT HOT HOT!

LINA on

THERE ARE ALOT OF GOODLOOKING GUYS IN HOLLYWOOD ITS FUNNY HOW THEY SHOW THE SAME GUYS OVER AND OVER AGAIN BUT I HAVE TO SAY WITH FEMALES FORINSTANCE MINORITY FEMALES THEY DO THE SAME THING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE BLAIR UNDERWOOD,BORRIS KODJO,THE ROCK,GARY DOURDAN,MORRIS CHESTNUT,STAND NEXT TO BRAD PITT AND SEE WHO IS HOTTER.

RT on

While some of the men looked HOT, Keith Urban, and some NOT, Simon Cowell, it all depends are where you are and what you are doing that makes it acceptable. If you are dressed up like David Beckham, it looks a little odd to have your shirt half opened. And do most of the men wax their chests or what??

Clare on

There are a few factors that decide whether an unbuttoned shirt is acceptable for a man:

1) age (at least that you look- Brad Pitt and Bon Jovi maybe 40, but its still hot)

2) how low it goes (acceptable- Beckham, Pitt. not- joey lawerence)

3) chest hair (really Simon?)

4) overall attractiveness (Simon, Bono- decent guys, not “chest-baring hot”)

claudia on

i agree with lina. you see the same faces everyday online. it’s getting BORRINGGGGG
DAVID IS CUTE, HOT, HANDSOME…..
HE ALWAYS LOOKS NICE PUT
XOXO

pepperjack on

David Beckham~tick-tock ding,ding wow~wow! WARNING: this look cannot be pulled off my everyone.

Nikki on

I don’t know about anybody else but I think he looks hot, and if you have it then why not. There are people with worst styles then having a few buttons open

Victoria on

In this particular case: HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

Holy Candy on

Beckham can wear whatever the heck he wants. HOT!!!

http://www.HolyCandy.com

Katie on

I like to see a little chest hair, I think those smooth chests are adolescent looking (Joey Lawrence?). Not too natural looking, if you ask me. Show me a man!

Wendy O on

Oooh…this one’s a toughie. I have to say not…before you know it, even the hottest guys will get lazy and forget to shave before baring their he-vage. Before you know it, they’ll be adding a gold medallion and a straw hat and then it will be all over.

Lexie on

Brad Pitt looks extremely hot.

dana on

lexie that is NOT brad

Jennifer on

Only the few can pull it off . . David Beckham is one that can.

angie on

hello!!!!!!!!!! it DAVID BECKHAM!!!!!! he would still look good if he was even covered in dirt.

Carol Pennacchio on

Constantine Maroulis is absolutely the HOTTEST!!!!!! I LOVE that chest!!! He should show it more often!!!

deebee on

I like rugged, outdoorsey, Marlboro kinda men so none of the guys pictured did anything for me but I agree with RT in that it depends on the guy and the circumstance.

Lisa on

I particulary don’t like chest hair. I don’t think the open shirt look is hot on any man, I don’t care how sexy he is. Joey Lawrence has the best ripped chest out of all the pics but HIS HEAD!!!! Ugh!!

EspaƱa_Chika on

on David Beckhams its looks super hot, awesoem a sexy look on other celebrityies no , only the hot ones hsould d that!! Including u becks!! Victoria is lucky to have you as a jusband!! haha

Go Real Madrid!!!

olha on

hmm…only for some..hairy aisn’t hot=(

TINA on

BLAIR UNDERWOOD IS HHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!

ERIN on

HEY LEXIE BRAD PITTS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

DAYANARRA on

the ROCK IS extremely HooTTTTTT!!

Fabe on

GARY DOURDAN IS FINEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DAYANNARA on

IS THAT BRAD PITT I CANT EVEN TELL HES SO WASHED OUT WOWW THAT BLAIR UNDERWOOD IS EXTREMELY HOOTTTT!!!!!!!!!!

Susana on

David can wear whatever he wants. He will always look “yummy” in anything.

sarah on

some look hot like beckham and some just don’t like cowell …………the rule should be if its hairy to shary!!!

Amber on

I think it looks hot, im digging it how men are wearing their shirts open to the third button; it’s sexxy.

David Beckham looks really good in that pic, and man does he got the body to show of his nice(unhairy) chest.

deanna on

yes, it only matters who

lexie on

lexie that is NOT brad

Jennifer

they asked this question
Tell us: Are open shirts hot, or not? –
I looked at them and thought Brad was hot. Duh I know that the loser above is not Brad.

rebeccaR on

wow LOVE david beckham….
eewwww for Simon Cowell tho…..he shouldn’t wear that in public

Gloria on

Clare I fully agree with u! But a lot of girls make a point by saying beckham is hot…well, he is! but girls: he’s got 3 kids and his wife is realy thin => has no bum!

Jen on

Wow David Beckham is hot. He works the unbuttoned look which not many men can pull off. The only other guy who pulled it off is Brad Pitt.

emma on

i think boys are hot if their shirts are off. unless it a guy with like no abs or a 6 pack

Magda on

If you look like Becks or Brad, anything’s hot. Most other guys, probably not.

Jennifer on

I think they’re are certain men who can pull this, open shirt, look off… and David Beckham is DEFINITELY one of them!

Karine on

Well, when its David Beckham, OBVIOUSLY HOT!!

Mike on

As a guy I often start unbuttoning my shirt as the night goes on showing off my chest, my friends call it a drunk strip show but I like to think of it as selling the goods .

sandy on

David looks hot! But Brad is extermly hot!!!!! our boy haha

marisa g. on

I love open shirts on guys! Have you ever seen Julian Casablancas from the strokes, with and open shirt?? HOTT!!!!!!!!!

ashley on

depends on how much hair you got and ifyour age…but yah if you can bend it like beckham…then i dont see why not!!!

ANAIS on

BECKAM LOOK VERY HOT

Carmen on

BAAAAAAAAAARF!!! I think that is about the nastiest thing guys can do, at least to the excess as in these pics. Leave something to the imagination, otherwise it comes off cocky and self-centered… “Hey baby, look at my sexxxy chest.”

thary on

HOT..HOT..HOT

gabriella on

mmmmm gewd qeustion well depends who ta guy iz if itz a old 70 year old then NO WAY!!! but if itz a HOT young teen or adult then HELL YES!!! lolz
n well az 4 david yeh hiz allowed 2…lolz…coz hiz hot of corse xox

ChIcA-lOl on

ok carmen i dont know where you are from or what age you are but come on, if a women can show it like Jlo and still make it look good all the way down to her belly button then hell yes men can where theres half way through, leave something to the imagination you say,, man he lives alot for me to imagine and imagine and imagine, man bend me all you want beckham,, sincerly victoria beckham (aka sposh spice)

Chica-lol on

carmen i dont know where you are from or your age but come on child if a woman like jlo can walk around with a skimpy dress down to her belly button then guys should be able to tease us alttile wwith what they got, its not like they are glueing it to there chest, and as for leaving it to my imagination, i can imagine, and imagine and imagine till i stop drueling over this gorgouse papichulo, el es mu chulo, i would know,,,, sincerly vicky beckham, aka sposh spice

Molly on

stupid

Carmen on

I’d rather “imagine, imagine and imagine” while looking at definition through a snug tee than a wide open shirt.

Carmen on

And in no way is this aimed at David Beckham either, I think he’s a hottie, but just the open shirt thing in general.

Ashely on

OMG!!! I LOVE IT !!! Man are the SEXY when it comes to open shirts or even open…hehe i shouldn’t say!! HEHE!!! I LOVE IT ALL!!!!

Lauren on

Not every guy can pull off an open shirt look. If you got it flaunt it but hey just remember to wax, we dont need to see any hair chests.

Kaitlyn on

Only certain men look good with the look. David Beckham looks great in the picture. I don’t really see what everyone sees in Brad Pitt? Yuck. He’s got nothing going for him. Well, he just doesn’t float my boat. Agree with most of the ladies here, men with chest hair are gross. Simon cover up! Yuck!

BECCA on

i think they are sexy and fun to look at

LeeAnn on

i think its hot when they have a smooth body but any hair at all keep it closed boys cause no one wants to see that!

Hot Stuff on

Only on cote guys with no hair on their chest if they have hair they need to shave or keep their shirts on.

night on

The shirt is OK, but what’s with that faux-hawk?

Melissa on

He’s really not that good looking…..and didn’t he cheat on his wife? He’s a playboy, all wrapped up in himself.

kayleen on

i am 25 years old i am 65kg i am looking for a guy that listens to you all the time also with a six pack and works out also with brown or blonde hair also with no hair on there chest but a snail trail but not that hairy love your 1 and only bad bunny

rachel b. on

pretty sexy hot!

Samantha on

He’s gorgeous! It’s a sexy men!!!! HOT HOT HOT

Bethany on

I think it is hot when guy have their shirts off!!
but a little openis enoughfor me!! LOLLLLL! I am just joking!!

ndashyan10 on

jesse mccartney is the hottest guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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