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Untucked shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by modual, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    Deciding when to tuck and when not to requires judgment that is widely lacking.

    Men's Wearhouse ran an ad a few years back encouraging people to untuck because it was hip (don't know why they would encourage that, as they sell suits). Made me cringe. I am sure this encouraged legions of people to untuck their mumu-sized office shirts.

    Generally I tuck in these days to distinguish myself from the "i AM SOO GONNA PARTY 2NIGHT WITH MAH DOUCHEBUDS!?!!" crowd.
     
  2. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Generally, if you're the douchebag type, you won't have the sense to know whether or not to tuck.

    If you're not the douchebag type, chances are you'll be able to tell when it's appropriate or not.
     
  3. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    Men's Wearhouse ran an ad a few years back encouraging people to untuck because it was hip (don't know why they would encourage that, as they sell suits). Made me cringe. I am sure this encouraged legions of people to untuck their mumu-sized office shirts.

    Generally I tuck in these days to distinguish myself from the "i AM SOO GONNA PARTY 2NIGHT WITH MAH DOUCHEBUDS!?!!" crowd.


    Worthy. Tuck it to say fuck it.

    Yo, get your skanky girlfriend and her tramp-stamped friends and lets par-tay over at the irish pub nightclub with my brahs. I'll pick you up in my 325i. The silver one. We'll meet up after the gym. Gotta run home and spike my hair first.
     
  4. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I'm going to a bar after work with some dude coworkers. We're distinguishing ourselves as not douchebags by going to a brewpub that does NOT have a TV, by wearing our shirts tucked in (I'm wearing a button-down tiny-gingham check longsleeve tucked into white chinos with a navy cardigan), and by arriving in my 1999 Lexus sedan.

    We are decidely under the radar.
     
  5. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    I'm going to a bar after work with some dude coworkers. We're distinguishing ourselves as not douchebags by going to a brewpub that does NOT have a TV, by wearing our shirts tucked in (I'm wearing a button-down tiny-gingham check longsleeve tucked into white chinos with a navy cardigan), and by arriving in my 1999 Lexus sedan.

    We are decidely under the radar.


    White after Labor day? I'm so not hanging with you.
     
  6. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Yep. I bet I'm the only dude in town wearing white pants today.
     
  7. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    Yep. I bet I'm the only dude in town wearing white pants today.

    Rebel.
     
  8. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I also crimped the hems up about a half inch.
     
  9. Mark_Y

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    Yep. I bet I'm the only dude in town wearing white pants today.

    White pants has douchbag written all over. Even more so if they're sheer.
     
  10. timpoblete

    timpoblete Senior member

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    There's a time and a place for untucked shirts. The time is never. You figure out the place.
     
  11. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Yea, nothing is sloppier than the guys in their "going out shirts" where it's just a striped dress shirt untucked down below their ass. Smh...

    Also known as the Vegas Uniform...
     
  12. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    There's a time and a place for untucked shirts. The time is never. You figure out the place.
     
  13. everybodynobody

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    It depends on the occasion.

    Work and formal events: tucked
    Everything else: untucked
     
  14. chronoaug

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    Most shirts that fit nice and slim tucked in look weird untucked. There is usually too much waist suppression or something which is great when tucked in so you don't have as much bubbling at the waist but looks odd when untucked despite being &quot;slim.&quot; I know everyone loves to bag on BoO for being tailored jcrew or what not but i honestly have not seen a shirt really look as good untcuked (including epaulet, tailored jcrew and other mid-end brands). The stomach/waist area look natural and slim but not too slim (which is what i see with a lot of shortened slim fit shirts supposed to be untucked including epaulet to an extent but they look great tucked)
     
  15. Caveat

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    I've learned a lot from this thread. If you tuck you are an uptight old geezer and if you don't you are a club-hopping douchebag. I sometimes tuck and sometimes don't so I guess I am an old uptight douchebag.
     
  16. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been tucking more and more lately. Even doing the old man shit like tucking in henleys. Just works better on me with my proportions. Untucked shirts take away too much height from my legs.
     
  17. dunelly

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    I used to untuck a lot. Now i see that having a tucked shirt without the top button + rolled up sleeves is a lot more casual and porportionate looking.
    untucked just looks weird with a long shirt
    the shirt has to be really fitted well if you're tucking it in for a casual look
     
  18. BioSore

    BioSore Well-Known Member

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    Another thing you have to recall is torso placement and size. I have relatively large legs in comparison to my torso and even with low-rise jeans a tucked-in shirt forces attention to the proportions. For this reason, unless I am wearing a vest, cardigan, jacket, etc. over the shirt I strongly tend towards untucked, espeially with a shaped hem.
     
  19. Robert

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    It depends on the occasion.

    Work and formal events: tucked
    Everything else: untucked


    Yah, brah, I'll meet you at the sports bar with my frat boy buds in our untucked dress shirts! Party on! Woo hoo!
     
  20. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    White pants has douchbag written all over. Even more so if they're sheer.

    Nope, wrong. You fail.
     

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