Originally Posted by michaeljohnr
Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. I'll have one tailored to midway to see how it looks. I hate the way they look if the body is too long. It just looks sloppy to me. You're right about raising my arms, though I'd hate to be "that guy" on a plane sometime loading my luggage in the overhead and giving the person in the seat an eyeful of (well toned I might ad) abs.
michaeljohnr - really great question you have here! We have a lot of customers ask us what the proper length is for polos, where you wear them tucked or untucked. We did write a short blog post on that topic. The image that works well to describe untucked length us here:
An untucked shirt at this length will help you avoid showing your abs (or really belly button) when you lift your arms. Difficult to find the perfect length. We find our customers are asking for shorter front length styles, which I personally like. But we risk looking like this image of Homer Simpson :)
One other issue I would point out that would help alleviate looking like Homer. In most cases, cotton knit polos will start off with a great silhouette. But after just one or two washes will shorten the front length and the width will actually stretch - creating the dreaded boxy polo!!! We hate that!!!! The best remedy for this is either dry cleaning *expensive*. Or wash cold water and hang dry. We personally have scoured the cotton mills around the world to find knits that retain their shape and color wash after wash. So hopefully none of us will ever look like Homer :)
As a final note, we can easily adjust front length or taper the waist on any of our silhouettes to get you into the perfect fitting polo! Ping me if you are interested in giving us a try! firstname.lastname@example.org