Can’t seem to keep your dress shirt tucked in? Well, it’s not just you — this a problem faced by many men. Some dress shirts have a tendency to rise, coming untucked throughout the day. While not a serious problem, it’s still something that most men want to avoid. So, what can you do to prevent your dress shirt from coming untucked?
It’s important to note that dress shirts often come untucked when a belt is not worn with the pants. If your pants are just 1 size too big, it may provide just enough room for your shirt to wiggle its way out of your waistline. This is why it’s always a good idea to wear a belt with a tucked-in dress shirt.
Another reason why some dress shirts come untucked is because of the material. Dress shirts are made in a wide range of materials and fabrics, including cotton, linen, silk, polyester and various blends. Some of the lighter materials, such as linen for instance, are more likely to come untucked. This is particularly true for men who stay physically active through the day. The more active you are, the greater the chance of your dress shirt coming untucked.
A third reason for this phenomenon is a mismatch between the man’s body shape and size, and the dress shirt. Designers make dress shirts for the “average” consumer. But the problem is that no two men have the exact same body; therefore, some dress shirts will fit better than others. If you happen to choose a poorly fitted dress, the excess fabric may create space between your body and pants around the waistline, which subsequently allows your shirt to wiggle its way out.
Not that you know some of the reasons why dress shirts come untucked, you might be wondering how to prevent it. For starters, make sure your dress shirt is tucked properly into your pants. Don’t just pull it down through your waistline and into your pants. Rather, use the Military Tuck to properly secure your dress shirt. The Military Tuck takes a few extra steps, but it’s superior when compared to other, traditional shirt-tucking methods.
If you believe your dress shirt is coming untucked because it doesn’t fit right, perhaps you should have it tailored. Basic tailoring services typically run just $10 to $20 bucks, which is a small price to pay for the peace of mind knowing that your shirt will stay securely in your pant’s waistline.