Tips for Keeping that Shirt tucked in!
It is such a wide spread issue and most of us don’t even think about it anymore because it’s the way we’ve done it since the beginning. Tucking in your shirt and keeping it in can make all the difference. Have you ever noticed how often you re-tuck your shirt while in conversation? I know I’ve caught myself readjusting while talking to people throughout the day. Avoid sticking your hands down your pants and then attempting to give a handshake afterwards, people won’t want to touch you after that, been there. Let me give you a little advice to save you some face in the work place.
Get your shirt tailored! A slimmer fitting shirt stays tucked in easier as it forms to your body shape and moves with you easier. This also gets rid of that billowy muffin-top and makes you visibly more appealing and easy on the eyes. A dart or two to slim up the figure helps greatly!
Buy longer shirts. Another simple fix to help keep your shirt tucked in longer so you aren’t showing any belly or back side. Not a perfect fix-all but still a good suggestion. Being a taller guy, its hard for me to find shirts that are long enough, which is why most of my clothing is custom-made. You can’t extend a shirt but you can always shorten it.
The Military Tuck.
The armed forces are taught to tuck in their uniform shirts in a certain way. It creates a pair of folded pleats, which are then pinned flat by the pants waist to create a stiffer tuck. Stand straight in your shirt, if there’s any loose fabric hanging on either side of you, you fold it into a sharp crease. Then you tuck the creases in at the hips, putting your pants and a belt on above them. Practice this to get the folds straight and flat and use it when you have a lot of extra fabric at the sides of the waist.
The Underwear Tuck.
For one, I’m not talking about tucking your dress shirt into your underwear, typically a bad idea as that causes your underpants to rise above your waist line and show off them fancy silk panties you’ve been hiding. This requires an undershirt. Tuck your undershirt into your underpants and put your dress shirt over it, then button on those pants. The friction of the extra fabric and the amount of cloth your belting in place helps keep your shirt tucked in.
Shirt Stays. (Shirttail Garters)
This is what I use the most often and gives me a worry-free tuck. You attach the shirt stays from the bottom of your shirt to the top of your socks. If you have a problem with your socks falling down, then this is two birds with one stone. This is another military product designed to keep your shirts down and out of the way. Definitely the option I would suggest. Also, stay away from the super cheap plastic shirt stays as it tends to scrape your legs and rip out your leg hair (personal experience here).
The pair I personally use is from KK&Jay
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