Tucking in shirts the right way

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shawea, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. shawea

    shawea Member

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    So I have a problem tucking in my shirts. For one, I would prefer to just be more informal and wear untucked nice shirts more casually but as we can all imagine, that doesn't work all that well that often. But I still have not mastered the best way to tuck them in without looking silly. Either the shirt gets billowy just above the waist, or the side upside u will come out from the pants, or the last button creates an unevenness to either side of it, or something else. Is there a right amount of shirt to pull out from the pants? Am I wearing my pants too low? Silly question, but this seems like the place to ask.
     
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    GHo Senior member

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    maybe there's too much shirt. Are you wearing a classic fit when you should be wearing more of a slim fit?
     
  3. ajmanouk

    ajmanouk Senior member

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    +1 odds are it's the shirt itself. You can get a tailor to take in the sides of the shirt or alternatively buy slimmer/MTM shirts.
     
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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Agreed to the above. You need to start buying shirts that fit.
     
  5. shawea

    shawea Member

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    What does MTM stand for? Also beyond sizing, is there an appropriate style to tucking in shirts? Like how much shirt should be pulled out vs the shirt pulled tight?
     
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    Made to measure. And you should not be pulling shirt out to blouse around your waist. You should be tucking it in fully. You may also need to pull up your pants, but I can't really judge that from your description. The sides coming out makes me think that may be the case though, or your shirts are too short.

    And yeah, odds are all your problems are from wearing shirts that are too blousy for you. Have them taken in and buy slim fits in the future.
     
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    Aqualung Senior member

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    Whatever is comfortable.
     
  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    You are quite correct in your assumption. Another new member asking the ridiculous. I would suggest that you get some decent shirts that fit and the so-called 'problem ' would fall away.
     
  9. coop86

    coop86 Senior member

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    Try the method from the link below. If that doesn't work, bring all your shirts to a tailor and instruct him to "take the sides in" which will be between $10-$20 a shirt. Note however that if your shirt's armholes and sleeves are large, you may have to "take the sleeves in" as well or it will look kind of out of proportion.


    [VIDEO]http://www.myspace.com/video/the-shiv/the-shirt-tuck/1313494[/VIDEO]


    P.S. If you are trying to have your shirts look as good as the tucked in shirts from magazine ads/movies, the shirt will have to be taken in more than when wearing it casually and will only look appropriate if you have almost no ab/hip fat as there will be no extra fabric to hide anything. Also, you would probably want to be wearing flat front pants, otherwise your pants will look billowy as well.
     
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  11. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    Tucking is not the problem.. Tucking is easy and you can almost not make a mistake.

    try less baggy shirts from the side or shirts with a longer tail
     
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    pvrhye Senior member

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    For what it's worth, even a quite slim shirt will have a little room in it. I prefer to shift it back a bit to clean the front up.
     
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    blahman Senior member

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    In other words, you seriously have to look like you're photoshopped.


    And you don't plan on sitting down at all when in your shirt.
     
  14. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Well it depends.

    At one end you've got military tuck with nothing pulled out.

    At the other end you've got pirate blousey look.

    Simple thing. Tuck your shirt in all the way. Then pull it out a bit. Look in the mirror. If it's not enough keep pulling until somebody asks you about your parrot.
     
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    So if you have some belly it's best to let them blouse a bit? I've found shirts that technically fit well won't look that good on me.
     

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