Ermyes, but you did refer to Hollywood depictions above. The last three films I can with any certainty say I've seen in a film theater were "Fellowship" in early 2002, "Two Towers" in early 2003, and RoTK in early 2004, all during our nine-year stay in the Frankfurt (Hesse) region. Browsing Wiki for films from 1990 to just past RoTK does not net a large haul of visits to the cinema.Historical? I'm talking about terminology today.
Now in some of them there may have been scenes with men (only) wearing undies topside. I find that whether they were wearing t-shits or sleeveless wasn't among the memorable moments to me in any of the probably brief scenes in which such things were to be seen. Maybe the "gals" in the audience have more retentive memories for such things.
Anyway, as we're talking about at least 15 years ago that I was last in a cinema, this would seem to me to be almost ancient history by Hollywood standards.
I mean, we may be nearing the threshold where they start thinking of remakes!