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Obsessive, aren't i?

post #1 of 7
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Ok, I do not know if it is just because I am obsessive-compulsive, somewhat anal, and am overly attentive to detail but I have to ask: Am I the only one that needs to have my shirt vertical buttoned 'cuff line' (the ending of the vertical opening cuff when buttoned) to perfectly align with my pant zipper opening 'ending line', as well as my belt buckle to be the width of the vertical bar of the buckle beyond that line? While we are at it, does anyone else absolutely have to have the dimple within their tie to be perfectly centered and their tie to always be flawlessly aligned/centered with the before mentioned vertical shirt cuff? Oh, and are any of you constantly making sure that the collar of your shirt is perfectly aligned with your suit jacket's lapel? Just wondering if I am insane...
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Am I the only one that needs to have my shirt vertical buttoned 'cuff line' (the ending of the vertical opening cuff when buttoned) to perfectly align with my pant zipper opening 'ending line', as well as my belt buckle to be the width of the vertical bar of the buckle beyond that line?
No...I do that all day long.. I believe it's called a Gig or gic line.
post #3 of 7
I check all that stuff, but not to the point of OCD. I smooth out my jacket when I stand up occasionally or get out of the car when wearing it, etc. The thing I really hate is having my shirt tails pull out slightly so I get a puffy part on my back above my waistline. I really need to learn how to alter shirts to take in the waists; big shirts totally ruin the lines of close-fitting and thin pants.
post #4 of 7
haha, wow... before I finished reading the part about your "vertical buttoned cuff line," I knew exactly what you were talking about.. Each time I get up from sitting after a while, I check to see that the buttons of my shirt align with the zipper flap of my pants. Oftentimes, I notice the shirt buttons have somehow managed to get pulled to either side of the zipper. I have no idea what I'm doing to achieve this little oddity. I don't quite get what you're saying about the buckle. I only have a problem with that if it slips off center of my pants. I can't stand it. I think it looks terribly sloppy.
post #5 of 7
Too bad that regular shirts do not have that little strap that buttons to the trouser like a formal tux shirt does. That keeps the buttons "in line" and prevents the shirt from coming untucked.
post #6 of 7
I'm also pretty obsessive about making sure the belt buckle, pant zipper and shirt placket (down which the buttons run) are aligned, because they should be that way, and because the alternative looks pretty sloppy.   I also hate that shirt-bunching-up effect, so I try to buy tapered shirts that minimize that effect (and that are more flattering anyway).  But here's a tailoring trick that might help:  for a relatively inexpensive fee, a good tailor can insert a very thin, discreet rubber (or rubber-like) "tube" or lining that runs around the waistband, inside of the pants (where, of course, it can't be seen).  I have something like that in a custom-made suit of mine.  It does a great job of holding the shirt in, of not letting it slip out.
post #7 of 7
Whilst the post of "FaggotsAreMods" makes the point too graphically, this is somewhat anal and certainly boarders on OCD.
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