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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    There are too many factors that come into play to either qualify the untucked shirt as a MC casual or SWD 'thing'.

    I agree with Roetzel that the slimmer a shirt's fit is, the shorter it may be. As a result a slim fitting dress shirt wil not necessarily be too long to wear untucked. Also, my formal trousers have a substantially higher rise than my casual jeans due to which I don't have problems with the shirts pulling out when tucked in when worn formally.
    The more formal the shirt the harder it is to pull off though imo.
    The untucked shirt, for me, really is something for the warmer months of the year.

    This seems about right, lengthwise.
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    This is something I see quite a lot in preppy settings. Don't like it.
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  2. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Here's an easy rule of thumb for the tucked/untucked buttons - with the button down shirt buttoned up to your normal point and tucked in, raise your arms above your head. Does the shirt come flying out of your pants or are you unable to raise your arms fully? Then its too short to be tucked. Otherwise, stuff that fucker in there.
     
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  3. Suit of Nettles

    Suit of Nettles Senior member

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    In exactly that context: I'm wearing a 3/2, minding my own business, and I'm told to 'button up' with the greatest condescension, as though I'd forgotten to tie my shoelaces. I don't mind so much when it's my lip or my fly. It's happened less since the wedding bands went on, but only less.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    crat - i mostly agree with you about the length, but i dont dislike the preppy sweater look or the look with the SC (the first one).
     
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  5. Mr. Moo

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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    see, i think that looks good, but i think its decidedly SWD.
     
  7. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

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    I think that's just because he chose denim and boots. Now, if he were wearing tan/khaki chinos with an untucked gingham shirt or something, I don't think it would be SWD, but I think it would still work as a spring/summer casual look.
     
  8. Thanks SF (a new me)

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    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Probably right. What would you swap out to make it more MC? (not what I was going for, but still curious)


    Indeed.
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ummmmm, everything? i think its a great look, its just not MC. why swap anything?
     
  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    So what you're really saying is... why did Moo post this here? :lol:
     
  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    lol, not at all. did not bother me in the least, and was apropos to the shirt tuck convo anyways.
     
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  13. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    I agree with the length thing, but what about the shape of the bottom of the shirt? Is this curve shape better than straight all the way around?

    It's kind of odd how our culture views tucking shirts in as dorky, if you're under 35 or so, but yet there's a huge market for belts.
     
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  14. in stitches

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    i generally dont love the shirts with the straight line at the bottom/no curve.
     
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    I need to find a way to avoid a crotch shot! Would've gone for a full body if found a place with more space than this tiny room I'm in!

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    C&J Harry (Islay on a different last, only available in Scotland)
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    Gant Gingham (Wouldn't let that bit of shirt show in reality)
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  16. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps more SWD than MC, but those people over there are savages! :D

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    Are... Are those... Bare legs I see? :wow:
     
  18. vaclava krishna

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  19. JapanAlex01

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    I'm sorry, but this is all kinds of wrong. For one, those shoes are one billion percent the wrong shoes for those shorts. The shirt is meh, too baggy and looks bad tucked in.

    At the least, swap the shirt for a fitted white T, and the shoes to a colour that goes.
     
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  20. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    just bought this gingham shirt at BR
    40% off on one full priced item code + merchandise credit to spend ... so i had to go find something and decided on this
    i don't like the little contrast color detailing on the cuff and placket but they don't show during normal wear (rolling sleeves and not holding the placket open)

    good fit off the rack
    tail not too long (referencing the nice pictorial examples above)
    and no money out of pocket
    win
     
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