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Monday, July 18, 2011

One tuck and one no tuck...

Costanza preferred to have his bed untucked, however the subject of this particular post is not about hotel beds being tucked in with cement (judging form Constanza's hamstring injury when trying to untuck his bed with his legs), but rather about tucking shirts in...

There is a world of difference between non tucked shirts and shirts which are tucked in. I am a Nazi tucker because I make sure that all my shirts be they V-necks, Polos and button-ups, all adhere to this policy. It is just something that gives an already sharp looking outfit an extra refined highlight. Shirts which are untucked can often ruin the flow of an outfit and make the man look bigger than he usually is (sans slim fitted shirts) and thus detracting from his overall appearance. Even when taking slim fitted shirts into consideration one should tuck them in otherwise there is just this extra fabric hanging down over an awesome belt and jeans.

Even for men which are a bit on the heavier side (not those whose bellies "smiley face" over their buckles) can utilize this strategy. A tucked in shirt provides a smooth flow to the overall ensemble. There are no sudden breaks in the whole combination of pants, shirt and shoes. Additionally, what is the purpose of wearing a belt if the shirt is not tucked in? Oh, and none of that front tuck nonsense. I cannot think of a sloppier half-assed look than the front tuck. This actually outdoes the complete non tucked look because it shows that the man had the instinct to tuck in his shirt to show off his belt and buckle, but then decided, "Meh, this is good enough".

And for reference...yours truly embodying the aforementioned:


Au revoir...

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