Untucked shirt -- how long is too long?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by DaveFromGA, May 9, 2008.

  1. gmku

    gmku Senior member

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    That's one word for it. Hilarious is another.
     


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    It took me a while to figure this out, but for me, it is just right when the back comes about 1/2 way down my jeans pocket when they are a fairly traditional placement, and in the front to the top of my dick where it connects to my body. Searching for and locating these landmarks in front of my old world tailor is a bit odd, but I'm sure he understands.

    There were some examples of the perfect untucked shirt length (by general consensus) in WAYWT some months ago, but I'm too lazy to search for it. It was very helpful, though.

    Getting my shirts tapered and to the correct length has made a huge difference in how I look wearing linen or other light, untucked shirts in the tropics. It finally looks cool rather than sloppy.

    David
     


  3. gmku

    gmku Senior member

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    I actually have several older shirst in my closet that I haven't worn in a while because they now feel/look too big. They're too good to throw out though, so I'm going to see about getting them tailored.
     


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    the shirt should stop at your wrists

    The side hem? Front? Tail?
     


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    bbaquiran Senior member

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    the shirt should stop at your wrists
    The side hem? Front? Tail?

    All of the above, if it's a straight hem.
     


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    The side hem? Front? Tail?

    One of the things I have read recently, sorry but I can't remember where, is that wearing a shirt untucked looks best when it was designed to be worn untucked i.e. has a straight hem. So the side, front, and tail would be the same.
     


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    All of the above, if it's a straight hem.

    What if it's not?
     


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    VINSON Well-Known Member

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    I'm bumping this for more opinions and pictures.

    Ignore the sloppy tucking, use the pictures for proportion.

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    What looks better?

    I think if I had the shirts made 2 inches shorter they would look better.
     


  10. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    hem 2 inches
    i think next month im spending all my money tailoring shirts to tuckable levels
     


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    Ritchee Senior member

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    Last week, I bought a few J. Crew S/S button front shirts in cotton and linen - big sale at the store - The tails are too long so I plan on taking them to a tailor to have them shortened camp shirt style.
     


  12. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    What about a length that looks good untucked, but also allows you to tuck if desired? I'm 5'8" and have virtually no shirts that don't hang to my package or thereabouts, even the few slim fit ones I have. Some I simply cannot wear untucked without looking like Hobo Willie, others are borderline. I have never had any tails shortened, though perhaps I should, preferably to a length that does not look like I borrowed my nephew's shirt (as some on WAYWT appear to have done). Can't one have it both ways?

    obviously, you can't have the best of both worlds. you need to have both kinds of shirts. compromising either is not a good look.

    vinson - your shirt looks too big for you in the arms and body.
     


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    vinson - your shirt looks too big for you in the arms and body.

    i have to agree with this. neither picture looks good.
     


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    Q for you all with your jcrew shirts, do you tailor length, take them in, and tailor sleeves to be slimmer as well?

    Or do you find the sleeves to be good, and just take them in a bit and shorten
     


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    Last week, I bought a few J. Crew S/S button front shirts in cotton and linen - big sale at the store - The tails are too long so I plan on taking them to a tailor to have them shortened camp shirt style.

    How much do you have to pay to have it done? I had two taken in th other day and it was $10 each. Not terrible, but I know now that to buy a shirt needing to be hemmed will have to be a great deal (price-wise) since it will have + $10 factor.

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