I'm wondering if I should be taking my 'untucked' shirts up quite this much? Thoughts?
Appreciate that so many have said to shorten my shirts, but it looks like I'd need then to be quite slim to do this.
Anything that is boxy/billowy or fuller in the chest/body needs a little more length to balance out. Not sure.
Now to find someone who has a little more experience with shortening shirts. I still have quite a few i'd like to get done - though not quite as short. Need the length it seems to stop me looking so square. However they still need to be short enough to not look too long/touch down to my crotch.
As you mentioned in the first post, there is a balance you need to find. I would say the APC may be salvageable if you have the body AND the sleeves taken in.
I always have the body and sleeves taken in on fuller-cut shirts. Those alterations generally give the most improvements on fit -- lengths and darts take it farther.
Try asking your tailor's opinion before agreeing to any other alterations. I've worked with a few who will do whatever the customer asks, no questions asked. Maybe yours is of this type.