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Anyone ever tried the shirt garter?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Butterfly, May 27, 2009.

  1. Butterfly

    Butterfly Senior member

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    I was glancing at this... http://www.shirtgartersinc.com/
    Anyone ever tried that? Results/how did it feel?


    I didn't even know that this thing existed. Doesn't look very comfortable though, especially when you're sitting down. And I wonder if this would produce the men's equivalent of a visible panty line effect (for lack of a better - and manlier - expression).
     
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    It seems to be used most frequently by military officers. Don't buy it from that site though.
     
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    Buy better fitting shirts.
     
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    Buy better fitting shirts.

    I didn't say I needed it... was just wondering if anyone was familiar with it. I don't think I'd ever wear it as I suspect it would be visible unless you were wearing very loose trousers, which I don't wear.
     
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    Its funny how the sleeves of the shirt are magically slimmed with wearing the shirt garter [​IMG]
     
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    I wore them all the time with dress uniforms when I was in the USMC. However, we called them shirt stays, they were single strap, and you used four: two in front, each attached to your military crease; two in back, each attached to your military crease. We criss-crossed them down our legs and attached to the top of our socks, one on inboard and one out. I still wear them occasionally. They're not uncomfortable and are invisible when you put them on correctly.
     
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    I wore them all the time with dress uniforms when I was in the USMC. However, we called them shirt stays, they were single strap, and you used four: two in front, each attached to your military crease; two in back, each attached to your military crease. We criss-crossed them down our legs and attached to the top of our socks, one on inboard and one out. I still wear them occasionally. They're not uncomfortable and are invisible when you put them on correctly.

    Interesting. Out of curiosity, where could one get them?
     
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    Makes sense, kind of like the sock garter but killing two birds with one stone.
     
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    I bought about 4 packs from this site a couple months ago. I've seen them in white as well, for those who wear very lightweight and light colored trousers.

    http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/...id/292402.html


    Thanks.
     
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    looks ineteresting! sometimes it feels good to be different! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    A tailored shirt with a grippy tape thingy sewn to the inside of your trouser waist does a good job as well.
     
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    I wore them for years when I was in the Presidential Honor Guard. They keep your shirt crisply tucked in - all you have to do is ease your belt a little and SNAP down your shirt goes, tight as a drum head. But I cannot imagine this look would be fitting in the civilian world. We all sort of expect a little "ease" in a dress shirt, even a tailored one. Noone expects you to take your jacket off and see a shirt that looks like it's painted on you. You'd look as unnatural as all those male models in the JCPenney's catalogs. [​IMG]

    And as for keeping your socks up, buy good socks and get ones long enough to go up over your calf.
     
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    I read the title as shit garter. I'm disappointed now.
     
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    For some reason, women find them sexy as hell.
     
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    for a while, I wore them - basically when my clothes didn't fit very well. not to uncomfortable, they are very effective at what they are supposed to do
     
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    Seems like this would be flattering for people that are more fit, especially in the abdominal area. I'll give it a shot after I lose 20 pounds [​IMG]
     
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    This looks a lot like "Shirt Stays", available at your local PX. They work extremely well, except with OTC socks, and are not really noticeable when worn. You may step on a mine and be blown to smithereens, but your shirt will be tucked in...
     

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