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tucking in dress shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pauliodotnet, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. pauliodotnet

    pauliodotnet Senior member

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    Hello all,

    I have been getting my dress shirts since out of highschool, and it has helped tremendously when tucking in the shirt to minimize the amount of over hang around the waist. I hate when dress shirts are not tucked in prim and proper, and have no clue what to do.

    i want it to loook like this all the time, excuse the picture, i just googled 'dress shirt'

    [​IMG]
     


  2. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    The billowing/untucked effect is common with shirts that have way too much fabric. If you get a slim/fitted enough shirt, you won't have this problem.
     


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    Neo1824 Senior member

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    To get close to this I have to have almost all of my shirts tailored. I feel it is worth the $15 or so because I also hate the billowing effect around the waist.
     


  4. finch

    finch Senior member

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    Exactly, my body would fit fine into a 15-15.5 shirt, I have a large Adams Apple which usually require me to purchase a 16 collar, in return I end up with added fabric in the body. A competent tailor can take in a dress shirt for you.
    To get close to this I have to have almost all of my shirts tailored. I feel it is worth the $15 or so because I also hate the billowing effect around the waist.
     


  5. SoulPatcher

    SoulPatcher Senior member

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    Yeah I get modern or slim fit shirts and the problem is minimized.


    Too many guys out there are victims of "too much shirt"
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I didn't realize until a few years ago that my dress shirts were too full, much too full. When I switched to slim-fit shirts the problem went away.
     


  7. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you realize, that any fullness is hiding behind his back. they mayhave even pinned the shirt in place!
     


  8. finch

    finch Senior member

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    Good point!
    you realize, that any fullness is hiding behind his back. they mayhave even pinned the shirt in place!
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Darts my friend, darts. [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


  10. pauliodotnet

    pauliodotnet Senior member

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    Darts my friend, darts. [​IMG]

    Jon.


    darts?

    i have had all my shirts tailored at 15 a shirt, and the lady is solid, but there is still excess that folds over.

    and explain these darts :p
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    No real-life shirt will ever fit like the one in the photo--at least, not from multiple angles and for more than ten seconds. As you move around during the day, a tight shirt will pull and bunch in unflattering way. This will be particularly true near your waist, where a tight shirt will tend to bunch up and over your pants. I've found that the best way to look trim isn't to go as tight as possible, but to get a shirt properly shaped to your body that will drape suggestively.
     


  12. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    In addition to getting the slim fitting shirts and tucking it in properly, the key is not to move. And especially don't raise your arms, and you will look the model.

    But seriously, does anyone think having the rubber-type material in the inside waist band of the pant helps minimize the amount of shirt that is pulled out and bunches throughout the day? I've found, in the one or two pairs of pants that have this, that the friction works well enough in keeping the shirt tucked into place.
     


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    The key is extra length in the body, and buttons down to your balls.
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    In addition to getting the slim fitting shirts and tucking it in properly, the key is not to move. And especially don't raise your arms, and you will look the model.

    But seriously, does anyone think having the rubber-type material in the inside waist band of the pant helps minimize the amount of shirt that is pulled out and bunches throughout the day? I've found, in the one or two pairs of pants that have this, that the friction works well enough in keeping the shirt tucked into place.


    I don't have rubber strips like that in any of my pants and my Matuozzo shirts seem to stay in place just fine. I think having a properly fitting shirt makes a huge difference--and one that's not too tight.

    The key is extra length in the body, and buttons down to your balls.

    I think this is true if the shirt otherwise doesn't fit. My Brooks Brothers OCBDs, for example, need the extra length to stay put. I was used to this notion, so I was concerned when Anna cut my shirts much shorter than I'm used to. Magically, they work.
     


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    Do any of you bespoke shirt customers get the "under the crotch button"?
     


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