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How much of your shirt (sport) should show under your jacket?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jakeyt, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. jakeyt

    jakeyt Well-Known Member

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    I have a dress shirt that I also where as a sport shirt. How much should show underneath my jacket? I usually wear a North Face type jacket so I think the lenth is 33" or so? It's definitely a fit jacket type. But the shirt I wear underneath shows maybe 2 inches outside? Just looking in the mirror, it seems a bit uncoordinated.
     
  2. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what a "fit jacket type" actually is but if the question you are actually asking is about whether an untucked shirt should be seen below a jacket, the answer is 'none'.

    If the jacket is being worn over a tucked short, the answer is still .none'.


    A photograph would have been a big help.
     
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  3. jakeyt

    jakeyt Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    This will more shirt showing underneath

    Here is an example of similar shirt but imagine the shirt going down to the groin area more

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  4. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    The shirt in the top one is ok - looks like an irrelevant accident. However the short going down "the groin area" in the lower one looks like a dreadful mismatch.
     
  5. jakeyt

    jakeyt Well-Known Member

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    Why? Is it just too long?
     
  6. jakeyt

    jakeyt Well-Known Member

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    What would the fix be? Wear a shorter shirt or wear a longer jacket?
     
  7. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    I think style questions go right out the window when wearing a North Face jacket.
     
  8. jakeyt

    jakeyt Well-Known Member

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    What if you live in San Francisco where its considered fashionable?
     
  9. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    Style is not fashion.
     
  10. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Tuck in your shirt or wear a longer (grown up) jacket. An untucked shirt that is longer than one's jacket just looks sloppy and you're not going to get a proper shirt that's shorter than your jacket untucked (if you do, it will probably show your stomach when you lift your arms up).
     
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  11. tobiasj

    tobiasj Well-Known Member

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    This thread is :facepalm:
     
  12. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    yikes dude...seriously?
     
  13. jakeyt

    jakeyt Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, what's wrong with wearing a sport shirt underneath with sport shorts?
     
  14. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    ^If it's warm enough for shorts, ditch the jacket. If it's cool enough for pants, tuck the shirt in. Problem solved either way.
     
  15. jakeyt

    jakeyt Well-Known Member

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    Are these mistakes then (from Neiman Marcus)?

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  16. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Correct, they are indeed mistakes.
     
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  17. mhdena

    mhdena Well-Known Member

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    Horrible mistake,

    you really want to look like that? Or do you already?
     
  18. mhdena

    mhdena Well-Known Member

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    .
     
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  19. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    OP, you need to understand that you should not try to mimic every look that comes from some fashion runway. Most of said looks make one look like a man wearing a costume which is not exactly the image that one wants to give when trying for what one thinks is a casual nonchalant look.
     

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