Do you ever have this problem? You start the day with your dress shirt tucked in, looking great. However, after only an hour or two your shirt is coming out, giving that dreaded muffin top look. In today’s video, I’m going to give you 4 Ways to to keep your dress shirt tucked in all day Before we go over the 4 techniques, here are 3 general tips, though, to help keep your shirt looking tidy all day. Tip 1. Make sure to buy a dress shirt that has at least 3 inches of fabric that goes below the belt line Tip 2. Pay attention to the gig line. This is the imaginary line that is formed when your shirt placket, belt buckle, and the front seam of your trousers are all aligned.
Tip 3. Get rid of the excess fabric in and around the waist area. So take your shirt to get tailored or buy a custom shirt that doesn’t have a whole bunch of excess fabric in and around the waist. Let’s start off with Method #1, the basic tuck. This is the method we are all familiar with, you simply tuck your shirt into your pants and you’re good to go. This works for some men, especially if you’re in pretty good shape and you’ve got a well-tailored shirt, but for a lot of guys they’re gonna need something more. So for that, let’s go to Method #2, Next up we’ve got the Military Tuck. You may find it easier to have your trousers unbuttoned to start. You are going to take the excess fabric at your sides, pinch them between your thumb and index finger, and then use your thumb to fold the excess fabric behind itself.
Continue to adjust, pushing more fabric into the fold until you are satisfied. Then button your trousers and make any final adjustments. This method can be very helpful if you have a shirt with excess material around the middle. On to Method #3, the Underwear Tuck. If you typically wear an undershirt this is the technique you will want to use. Take your undershirt and tuck it into your underwear, then tuck your dress shirt over your underwear and into your trousers. This method helps keep your undershirt from pulling at your dress shirt and untucking it.
Finally, we have my favorite method, the use of Shirt Stays. I learned the shirt stay method while in the United States Marine Corps, and have since discovered they are a favorite trick tool used in all branches of the military and popular with police officers who need to look sharp and still be able to have a full day of movement in uniform. For this you will need to purchase a set of shirt stays, also known as shirt garters. Shirt stays are elastic bands with attachments on each end that connect to your dress shirt on one end the top of your socks on the other. They create light tension when worn and continuously pull on your shirt to keep it tucked in no matter what you’re doing: An added bonus is they hold your socks up! And no, they are not visible when worn or uncomfortable if worn correctly! A great looking dress shirts is key part to being sharp dressed Use these tips and techniques to stay looking your best! For more detail check out the step by step article at realmenrealstyle.com .