Riverdale has turned many puzzles on our heads over the years, but one thing still stands out: does Archie even own a shirt?
Yes, KJ Apa’s nude, chiseled torso is just as featured in the CW teen drama as a pop milkshake. In fact, it’s a rare episode of Riverdale that goes by without Archie taking off his shirt for one reason or another. Over four seasons, the show went to great lengths to justify Archie removing his clothes from the underground fighting clubs in order to surprise bear attacks – and we don’t hear fans complaining.
But enough said: let’s get to the good things. With Riverdale returning for season five this Wednesday at 8 / 7c, we look back on the most ridiculous excuses the show has come up with for taking off Archie’s jersey. (And yes, that means lots and lots of shirtless Archie photos. You’re welcome.)
Visit us at the gallery on the right – or click here to access directly – as we provide a scholarly rundown of Archie’s favorite shirtless moments on Riverdale. Did we miss any? Please complement the intellectual discourse by clicking the comments below and sharing your favorite shirtless scene from Archie. For educational purposes, of course.