Looking like a fool

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Poloboy, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    That doesn't sound "preppy" at all.
     


  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I once worked as a chess instructor. Most of my colleagues were well ranked in the state (California). Some were even well ranked in the nation.

    One of these colleagues would tuck his cotton sweatshirts into his wide-wale corduroy trousers.

    I encourage you all to do this.
     


  3. MikeDT

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    So you don't like untucked dress shirts.... OK...what else?
     


  4. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Polo shirts without the matching helmet :embar:
     


  5. Gauss17

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    Haha, well, you certainly don't have to tuck/untuck your dress shirts with less formal clothing, I just personally think it looks more laid back and congruent. Now, assuming that by " I'm disputing whether tucking your shirt in is inherently a formal thing", you mean that there is no difference in formality if one wears their shirt tucked in vs. untucked, I disagree. For example, when you were a little kid and your mom made you tuck in your shirt and probably fixed your hair, she did this because you looked more presentable or more "dressed up". I have a hard time believing that if you surveyed a population of random people, they would disagree.
     


  6. Trompe le Monde

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    you mean Polo branded tennis shirts? because there are no helmets in tennis that im aware of
    what about button-down collars without a matching polo horse?
     
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  7. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    This.

    As well, the whole discussion is the same over-generalized queeny SF rant that really makes no sense. Like the "OMG Prada is so bad why do people buy it they are all stupid" threads whose posters then go over to a Belvest thread to drool, without realizing that many Prada suits are... quelle surprise... made by belvest.

    If the OP means a Brooks Brothers dress shirt untucked... yeah... it looks pretty bad. It was designed to be tucked in and worn with trousers... it will be too long, often cut differently, etc. HOWEVER, some button-front shirts are designed to be worn more relaxed or with jeans... they are often tapered or darted, shortened tails, etc. and so look very nice. Likewise, what about material/fabric? Linen shirts sometimes aren't really tuck-in able and look great left untucked.

    So, like so many things, these whiny OPs need to give us some operating definitions of a "dress shirt" before we can all agree they look terrible. :lol:
     
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  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Are you saying every Styleforum member will be dead in 15 years and no one left to teach them? :confused:
     
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  10. reinhardgs

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    I like my formal shirt to be untucked, but I need to make sure that it's on a blonde girl with 35c
     


  11. cptjeff

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    And I think it always looks stupid regardless of formality.

    Your parents made you tuck in for more formal occasions because that was the only time she cared enough. The goal was probably to get you to tuck in all the time, but considering that you're still rebelling against your parents now, you were probably a problem child, requiring her to pick her battles.

    I'm not saying there's no difference in formality. Untucked shirts are casual in the same way that not wearing pants is casual. Grossly inappropriate in any formal setting, but not something you should aim for in any setting. I'm saying that tucking your shirt in is not inherently formal, nor is it inherently formal. It's simply how shirts and pants best fit together.
     


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    Why does anyone WANT to look "laid back"?
     


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    ethanm Senior member

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    I've never seen anyone wear an untucked dress shirt. Sport shirt, sure but never a dress shirt.
     


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  15. JakeLA

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    Someone needs to untuck the stick from their ass
     


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