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Anyone ever tried the shirt garter?

post #1 of 22
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I was glancing at this... http://www.shirtgartersinc.com/
Anyone ever tried that? Results/how did it feel?
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
I was glancing at this... http://www.shirtgartersinc.com/
Anyone ever tried that? Results/how did it feel?

I didn't even know that this thing existed. Doesn't look very comfortable though, especially when you're sitting down. And I wonder if this would produce the men's equivalent of a visible panty line effect (for lack of a better - and manlier - expression).
post #3 of 22
It seems to be used most frequently by military officers. Don't buy it from that site though.
post #4 of 22
Buy better fitting shirts.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by odrs View Post
Buy better fitting shirts.

I didn't say I needed it... was just wondering if anyone was familiar with it. I don't think I'd ever wear it as I suspect it would be visible unless you were wearing very loose trousers, which I don't wear.
post #6 of 22
Its funny how the sleeves of the shirt are magically slimmed with wearing the shirt garter
post #7 of 22
I wore them all the time with dress uniforms when I was in the USMC. However, we called them shirt stays, they were single strap, and you used four: two in front, each attached to your military crease; two in back, each attached to your military crease. We criss-crossed them down our legs and attached to the top of our socks, one on inboard and one out. I still wear them occasionally. They're not uncomfortable and are invisible when you put them on correctly.
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I wore them all the time with dress uniforms when I was in the USMC. However, we called them shirt stays, they were single strap, and you used four: two in front, each attached to your military crease; two in back, each attached to your military crease. We criss-crossed them down our legs and attached to the top of our socks, one on inboard and one out. I still wear them occasionally. They're not uncomfortable and are invisible when you put them on correctly.

Interesting. Out of curiosity, where could one get them?
post #9 of 22
I bought about 4 packs from this site a couple months ago. I've seen them in white as well, for those who wear very lightweight and light colored trousers.

http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/...id/292402.html
post #10 of 22
Makes sense, kind of like the sock garter but killing two birds with one stone.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by glowell222 View Post
I bought about 4 packs from this site a couple months ago. I've seen them in white as well, for those who wear very lightweight and light colored trousers.

http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/...id/292402.html

Thanks.
post #12 of 22
looks ineteresting! sometimes it feels good to be different!
post #13 of 22
Looks like this site has the best deal: http://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/pro...?ST=2&SKU=7197
post #14 of 22
A tailored shirt with a grippy tape thingy sewn to the inside of your trouser waist does a good job as well.
post #15 of 22
I wore them for years when I was in the Presidential Honor Guard. They keep your shirt crisply tucked in - all you have to do is ease your belt a little and SNAP down your shirt goes, tight as a drum head. But I cannot imagine this look would be fitting in the civilian world. We all sort of expect a little "ease" in a dress shirt, even a tailored one. Noone expects you to take your jacket off and see a shirt that looks like it's painted on you. You'd look as unnatural as all those male models in the JCPenney's catalogs.

And as for keeping your socks up, buy good socks and get ones long enough to go up over your calf.
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