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Polo Shirts w/Shorts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pierpont, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. pierpont

    pierpont New Member

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    When wearing a polo shirt with shorts, should the shirt be tucked in or allowed to hang out? Also what kind of shoes go best with that look? Thanks.
     


  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Ummm I believe (and I never knew this was an issue) that either way is fine. Untucked is casual, tucked in is more fussy/formal (like if you're a valet). Shoes? Sneakers, flip flops, oxfords (if you're daring), loafers, sandals, really anything except boots.
     


  3. alflauren

    alflauren Senior member

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    tucked in is more fussy/formal (like if you're a valet)

    Ding, ding, ding! That why I usually don't tuck mine in. It makes me look like I'm "staff."
     


  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Ding, ding, ding! That why I usually don't tuck mine in. It makes me look like I'm "staff."
    You sure it's not that "Hi, I'm Alflauren!" pin you insist on wearing?
     


  5. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    I voted both are OK just because I see nothing wrong with tucking it in besides that you look like you should be on the golf course.
    But I prefer to let the tails hang
     


  6. Edward Appleby

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    Sperry Topsiders.
     


  7. mrchapel

    mrchapel Senior member

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    I've never tucked in my polos with shorts. Looks incredibly tacky to me, and as said previously, does make you look like a valet or other such worker. Based on the tails of polos, I always assumed they were meant to be worn without being tucked in. But, it's personal preference.
     


  8. Edward Appleby

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    Based on the tails of polos, I always assumed they were meant to be worn without being tucked in.
    Quite the opposite. Despite what Polo.com may say, the long rear tail on polo shirts was not designed for a slimming effect, but to keep the shirt tucked in during vigorous physical activity.

    That said, I rarely tuck mine in.
     


  9. oldog/oldtrix

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    I'm assuming that you have in mind the wearing of the ubiquitous short sleeved polo with shorts. If that is the case, then it does not matter whether the shirt is worn tucked or untucked, it looks geeky, rather like matching one's tie and pocket square. Better balance/contrast is afforded by wearing long sleeved shirts with shorts. Depending on the style and length of the shirt tail, in or out can look good. And, counterintuitively, the long sleeves can be rolled up and not spoil the effect. As for footwear, everything from the lightest of sandals to the heavyest of work boots can look terrific with shorts, dending on the style and weight of the shorts and the purpose for which they are worn. Boots, however, must be laced not pull-on. I commend to you, Ralph Finnes character, Count Almasy, in The English Patient, as the exemplar extraordinaire of shorts wearing.
     


  10. raley

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    I would not tuck it in. Makes it looks like you just got off of the golf course.
     


  11. jayson

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    Let it hang out man. Just make sure the cut of the shirt doesnt hang too far past your waist. Put it with some flip flops and you are golden.
     


  12. acidboy

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    ugh, flipflops again. [​IMG] Britney Spears is auctioning a whole lot of personal wardrobe items online in the name of charity. Among the many clothing items are several pairs of flip flops, including the pair of J. Crew flippers pictured above.
     


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    Although i never tuck, it think both is ok, it really comes down to the individual (age, style & body size)
     


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    I rarely tuck mine in. It's hot in Georgia and I think polos are meant to be comfortable. I also am loathe to wear a T-shirt underneath, in fact I never do. Seems to defeat the purpose.
     


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