Since school days, we’ve been taught how to properly tuck in our uniform shirt. But how many of us are actually doing it right? As simple as this sounds, it can make a world of a difference in your look.
Always Notice the Hemline
Shirts that have flat, even hemlines are meant to be worn untucked. But if the shirt has visibly different length variations at the hem, rather than being even all the way around — it should always be tucked in. If your shirt constantly keeps slipping out when tucked in, it was probably not supposed to be tucked in. The ideal length for an untucked shirt should be when it hits the middle of your back pocket or the zipper of your pants.
What Kind of Shirt Are You Wearing?
There’s more leeway when you’re wearing a t-shirt, a turtleneck shirt or any other kind of shirt in terms of tucking. Polos, Hawaiians and undershirts should be worn untucked. Golfers, however, make an exception with tucking in their polo shirts for a dressier look. T-shirts shouldn’t be tucked in unless it’s a particular style statement you’re going for. Turtlenecks can be tucked in if worn under a blazer or a suit, but on their own just leave them untucked.
Consider the Occasion
Is it a wedding? An interview? A business meeting? Dinner with your spouse’s parents? Well, you should definitely tuck in your shirt for these. Adding a bonus rule here, if you’re wearing a tie for the said occasion, tucking your shirt should be your first instinct. On the contrary, bachelor parties, barbecues, drinking at the local pub and sports events don’t really count for occasions you need to tuck your shirt in for.
Observe the Layers of The Outfit
If you’re planning to wear a suit or a blazer over your shirt, there are a few observations you need to make. If the shirt you’re wearing has a collar, tuck it in. A sweater shouldn’t be tucked in unless it is of a really thin material. The fabric of the shirt matters too. Shirts in casual fabrics like denim and linen are better worn untucked, while wool and poplin shirts are more appropriate tucked in. Well, now you know how to navigate your way through the tricky world of shirt-tucking