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The Best Way To Tuck In Your Dress Shirt

post #1 of 18
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Hi,
I know its pretty obvious, but some that tuck in thier shirts and it seems like it never gets loose. Is there some method that prevents it from getting loose and still leaves a slim profile.
For example, folding along the sides or getting them tailored.
post #2 of 18
1. Get them tailored.

For me, it's a pain in the rear but I make sure my shirt is completely stretched (in a sense) then I put my pants on being sure not to pull my shirt up with them. I can't ever have my shirt too slim because I'm not built like most of the guys on this board (6', 195) but it still has a slimming effect and looks good on me.
post #3 of 18
Alex Kabbaz once described something I think he called the "military tuck." Basically, you make pleats in the back, approximately where darts would go, and the waistband of your trousers can hold them in place. I've been using this ever since, and noticed that my shirt stays put for a significantly longer amount of time.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by kronik
1. Get them tailored.

For me, it's a pain in the rear but I make sure my shirt is completely stretched (in a sense) then I put my pants on being sure not to pull my shirt up with them. I can't ever have my shirt too slim because I'm not built like most of the guys on this board (6', 195) but it still has a slimming effect and looks good on me.

I do a similar thing. Buy really slim fitting dress shirts, not too tight in the chest, waist, etc, but ones that fit well for the most part, then put the shirt on first, then just pull the pants up over them. Seems to work quite well.
post #5 of 18
Tuck shirt into underwear. It helps.
post #6 of 18
I heard that buying big&tall (so that shirts have longer bodies) helps. Also there is nothing wrong with heading to the mens room a few times a day to retuck, especially after pitstops
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by stach
Tuck shirt into underwear. It helps.


NO NO NO, never tuck in your shirt into your underwear. If the shirt pulls out, just tuck it back in, no harm no foul!
post #8 of 18
The way a shirt is cut has a major effect on how well it stays tucked in. First, it should be long, longer than perhaps most of us are used to -- well past the seat. Second,a trim hip really helps, as do buttons that continue almost to the bottom of the shirt. Third, it needs a definite waist, and its waist should fall at your natural waist. Fourth, back balance can be an issue for a lot of guys. If you have prominent shoulder blades, you need excess cloth in the top back to work around them. Otherwise the back will hang down straight from the blades and sort of "kick out" from your back and your shoulder blades and movement will effectively lift the shirt up over time.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by HitMan009
NO NO NO, never tuck in your shirt into your underwear. If the shirt pulls out, just tuck it back in, no harm no foul!

Pour quoi?
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by stach
Pour quoi?

ha, I read that's where the term "panty waist" came from.
I have a pair of Brooks Bros pants with a rubber strip sewn into the waistband. My shirt never comes untucked when I have those on.

other than that, several retucks a day is how I approach it.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by trogdor
Alex Kabbaz once described something I think he called the "military tuck." Basically, you make pleats in the back, approximately where darts would go, and the waistband of your trousers can hold them in place. I've been using this ever since, and noticed that my shirt stays put for a significantly longer amount of time.


http://styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=16933
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by stach
Tuck shirt into underwear. It helps.
Won't work for the commando types.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Won't work for the commando types.

They anchor their shirttails firmly into their cracks. Tightasses.
post #14 of 18
Not an issue if you wear braces.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Manton
... First, it should be long, longer than perhaps most of us are used to -- well past the seat. ... Third, it needs a definite waist, and its waist should fall at your natural waist. ....


If the shirt falls well past the seat doesn't it bunch up? Another question, you talk about the natural waist, I once got fitted for a pair of pants and the gentleman hiked them up so high I they would have only stayed on with a pair of braces, was this the proper fit / natural waist?
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