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Untucked shirt -- how long is too long?

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

  1. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Well-Known 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.
     
  2. Fortysomething

    Fortysomething Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. herzzreh

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

    What if it's not?
     
  4. VINSON

    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.
     
  5. constant struggle

    constant struggle Well-Known Member

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

    Ritchee Well-Known 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.
     
  7. stickonatree

    stickonatree Well-Known 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.
     
  8. aaronxxx

    aaronxxx Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  9. constant struggle

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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
     
  10. Fortysomething

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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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  11. VINSON

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    i have to agree with this. neither picture looks good.
    Indeed, I don't wear dress shirts with jeans; I don't like how it looks. I'm just asking about proportions. edit: normally the dress shirt becomes tight if I flex or move around - skin tight doesn't work if you have any amount of muscle and want to move - so I don't mind if it looks baggy when I'm relaxed. The shirt will shrink when I put it into the wash since I haven't washed it yet.
     
  12. Ritchee

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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


    Since they are slim fit shirts, I'm having the tailor justen shorten and then box the hem.
     
  13. Ritchee

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  14. NorCal

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    Any where past your ass.
     
  15. ppllzz

    ppllzz Well-Known Member

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    honestly, i really don't understand the untucked shirt look. to be fair, after work i untuck my shirt because it feels better...

    but i think an untucked shirt is suppose to look casual and effortless, so i find it somewhat ironic that yall are discussing the ideal untucked shirt length and the need to go to a tailor to get it perfect
     
  16. chronoaug

    chronoaug Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't look casual or effortless if you're wearing an off the rack run of the mill dress shirt that hit at your mid-upper thigh; it just looks sloppy. Some shirts are made to be tucked, some are made to be untucked. Not that weird.
     
  17. herzzreh

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    Any where past your ass.

    Upper, mid or lower ass? )
     
  18. Doppler4000

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    buy shirts that are designed to not be tucked in. .

    What are some examples of these that wouldn't be hard to find?
     
  19. bruinesq

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    No "conventional" dress shirts should be untucked IMO, and usually shouldn't be worn with jeans (but there are exceptions, of course). By "conventional" I mean a dress shirt you would typically be expected to wear to work at an office, etc

    Anything else if fair game as long as it's not too long...
     
  20. KennyGhetzoff

    KennyGhetzoff 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.

    [​IMG]

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    What looks better?

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


    top looks better... i don't wear straight hemmed shirts untucked.
     

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