Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.
^shoes are very light tan boat shoes, just some sperrys I got cheap
I think I prefer chinos and boat shoes with untucked shirts.
Are you going to work like that?
Sweaters in July.
One of the greatest casual outfits in quite some time imo.
No, i don't work today, thank god.
Details on the shirt? Great outfit btw - best one I've seen from you yet (I haven't been on here long, though)
So you just prefer to wear your shirts tucked, even in a heat?
Yeah, I do. I have a shorter torso and when I wear lower rise pants like this it looks odd when I don't tuck in the shirts. The shirt is also a BB shirt which is too long to wear untucked. I really dont like the look of untucked shirts on me to be honest.
I think I have a shorter torso as well and I always thought untucked shirts would look better on myself than tucked ones.
Why do you think tucking the shirts in is a better look for you/people with a shorter torso?
I wish I had an eloquent answer for you but I just prefer the look
Thanks. The shirt is bespoke in Thomas Mason fabric.
Tucked shirts only look better than untucked, IMHO, if the pants you're wearing have an appropriate rise. Likewise, there are shirts that are designed to be tucked and shirts that are designed to be worn out. So, logic would follow, if you wear an long-tailed shirt untucked, or a short-tailed shirt tucked in, you're going to look off. This is even more obvious if you have unequal proportions.
If you wear a long-tailed shirt out, your torso looks even shorter because you cannot clearly define a waistline or the rise of a pair of pants. It looks like you're swimming in your shirt. If you wear a super short-tailed shirt in an attempt to make your torso look longer, then it throws the balance of the shirt off, as if shrunk. When tucked, and worn with pants of a flattering rise, you make everything look cleaner and more defined. Still, the x factor in all of this, as stated above, is making your clothes flatter you as much as possible.
Personally I tuck all of my button-front shirts. I feel it makes for a more finished, grown-up look. I'm also a big belt guy, so I like displaying the belt I'm wearing. So few people seem to wear untucked shirts gracefully that almost everyone I see wearing an untucked shirt strikes me as lazy, even if they look decent.
I think we are not that much of a different opinion.
I agree, tucked shirts are more formal and thus I always wear my shirts tucked whenever I want to look professional.
Still I think one should make a difference between dress shirts and what I consider casual shirts, like an OCBD or linen shirts.
While I would never consider to wear a dress shirt untucked, in my opinion a well fitting OCBD or linen shirt worn untucked makes for a great casual look, which doesn't look lazy/immature and which in fact, I often times prefer over the tucked variation of the same items.
Regarding Citan's shirt I thought it had quite a casual vibe given the look of its fabric, button down collar, breast pocket, placket and rolled up sleeves, so I thought it would be a good choice for untucked wear.
That's the reason I asked/recommended.
Given his personal preference and the length of the shirt, of course the two of you are right, the combination is best left unchanged.
I agree dude. Honestly, I would like to try to get some untucked shirts going but they have to be certain length. Maybe I can tailor some of my old OCDB dress shirts I want to replace to have a shorter hem.
Worth a try!
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