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When to tuck in your shirt?

iroh

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I have some shirts that run short so they obviously are meant to be worn as is and I have shirts that are quite long they would look ridiculous if you don't tuck them in your pants. However some shirts seem to be in the middle for length, would it matter if you don't tuck them in or tuck them in? Here are some pics to see what I mean: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...#product=13411 Some of them are tucked in and some are not? Some of the ones that are not tucked in look kind of sloppy too. Which look is better, tucked in or not?

Is there some rule for when to tuck in your shirt? Does it depend on the style of the shirt? Or pattern? Or if the waist of the shirt is supressed? Or how much the shirt has to cover the butt before you decide to tuck in it your pants?
 

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If your shirt has even hems then they are meant to be worn outside.

Otherwise... they are meant to be tucked.

This is old school rules though.
 

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^^Leave dress shirts untucked, you're just a bro.

There are more casual shirts like flannels or lumberjacks that are fine to leave untucked.

Polo's you can get away with either, depending on how long they are and the context. Tucked if you're wearing short white tennis shorts.
 

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I put on my shirt ... then my trousers ... I tuck my shirt before I fasten my trousers.
 

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I always tuck... I have narrow solders so leaving them untucked makes me look like a little kid in an oversize shirt but tucked gives me the V shape.. Same goes with polos
 

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Originally Posted by iroh
I have some shirts that run short so they obviously are meant to be worn as is and I have shirts that are quite long they would look ridiculous if you don't tuck them in your pants. However some shirts seem to be in the middle for length, would it matter if you don't tuck them in or tuck them in? Here are some pics to see what I mean: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...#product=13411 Some of them are tucked in and some are not? Some of the ones that are not tucked in look kind of sloppy too. Which look is better, tucked in or not?

Is there some rule for when to tuck in your shirt? Does it depend on the style of the shirt? Or pattern? Or if the waist of the shirt is supressed? Or how much the shirt has to cover the butt before you decide to tuck in it your pants?


You're a pretty skinny fella and, although I'm not exactly sure how it factors into this whole debate, I think you will look better with your shirt tucked in.
 

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If the hem is square leave it untucked. Otherwise, tuck in your shirt. In 5 years, we will all realize that untucked shirts were just a fad.
 

Miles Gloriosus

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Originally Posted by Cocophone
If the hem is square leave it untucked. Otherwise, tuck in your shirt.


The depth of the tails matter. I have a few tailed shirts that are obviously meant to be worn untucked.

In 5 years, we will all realize that untucked shirts were just a fad.
That's just silly.
 

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Casual or OCBD shirts can be worn untucked. It also depends on the length (hence MTM is a good idea). Dress shirts shouldn't be. If you wear a tie, tuck the shirt in.
 

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Originally Posted by JamesX
If your shirt has even hems then they are meant to be worn outside.

Otherwise... they are meant to be tucked.

This is old school rules though.


Aren't all dress shirts hemmed? Wouldn't the fabric fray if it wasn't?

Originally Posted by Cocophone
If the hem is square leave it untucked. Otherwise, tuck in your shirt. In 5 years, we will all realize that untucked shirts were just a fad.

You mean square like this? I have never seen a dress shirt like this.


All of which I have seen look similar to this:
 

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Originally Posted by iroh
Aren't all dress shirts hemmed? Wouldn't the fabric fray if it wasn't?

He means an even hem as in if it had been folded over at the bottom and blindstitched on the reverse side leaving a smooth hem meant to be worn showing (like hemmed trousers) or if had simply been overlocked at the bottom of the shirt to prevent it from fraying (like trousers that come "unhemmed" when you first buy them).

Originally Posted by iroh
You mean square like this? I have never seen a dress shirt like this.


All of which I have seen look similar to this:


I have shirts that are like both of them, some straight, some curved at the bottom. Most of them are like the ones that curve up at the sides and I reckon they are better to tuck in for some reason.
 

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i tucks in when i wear belts with obvious logos like Hermes belts,Louis Vuitton belts etc.
 

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Originally Posted by alexdunhill
He means an even hem as in if it had been folded over at the bottom and blindstitched on the reverse side leaving a smooth hem meant to be worn showing (like hemmed trousers) or if had simply been overlocked at the bottom of the shirt to prevent it from fraying (like trousers that come "unhemmed" when you first buy them).
I've never seen a shirt which has just been overlocked, even with a long shirt meant to be tucked in there is usually a rolled hem...
Originally Posted by iroh
All of which I have seen look similar to this:

Then they should be tucked.
 

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Originally Posted by Cocophone
In 5 years, we will all realize that untucked shirts were just a fad.

I hope it's less than that. Untucked tails are very sloppy looking..
 

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If I'm doing manual labour I might not tuck my shirt in. For just about any other activity I can think of I would tuck my shirt in.
 

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