Should Shirts Be Tucked In or Out? July 12 2017, 0 Comments

The shirt tucked in or out question is one that no one has answered for you before and is a decision that you have to make on your own. This is very important to master otherwise you could run the risk of looking like a top nerd or a slob. There are four very easy things to consider to make sure you get it right every time you leave the house…

 

Firstly, you need to look at the hem. If the shirt has a flat hem, even length all the way around, it lends itself to begin left untucked. But if it has “tails” – ie it is longer in the front then the back – then it is designed to be tucked in.

 

Secondly, the style of the shirt; if you are being brave and opting for a Hawaiian or camp-collar shirt then it would normally be worn untucked. The same goes for polo shirts and t-shirts, they always look best untucked. Dress shirts should usually be tucked, definitely if you are wearing a suit and/ or tie.

 

Thirdly, the material; the thicker or coarser the material is, such as denim or and flannel often look better untucked.

 

Finally, the formality of the occasion: If you’re going out for dinner, perhaps to a business or meeting – it is always much safer to tuck.

 

Whenever tucking in your shirt, make sure you do it in a way that leaves you with a smooth, flat front, the placket of the shirt, lined up with the fly of your trousers. When your shirt is nicely fitted, you shouldn’t have too much billowing fabric to deal with. If you do, then gather any excess material into a neat pleat at each hip.

 

Untucked...

Shirt - Jefford WAS £60 NOW £36

Tucked...

Shirt - Hosby £75