- Issue Time
- Jul 31,2019
How To Keep Your Shirt Tucked In All Day Shirt Stay Wear
How To Keep Your Shirt Tucked In All Day
Ever wondered how some men are able to keep their dress shirts easily tucked in all day?
Most of us men do not wear custom-tailored dress shirts…
And as a result, we have what looks like deflated tires above our belts…
This is because we have extra shirt fabric riding up and out of our trousers.
The common thing to do whenever this happens is to just tuck it back in…
But constantly tucking in the dress shirt can be a hassle and distracting especially during social events…
If you ask me, I'd be a little hesitant to tuck my shirt in while around people whom I do not know (however, should I somehow find my shirt completely un-tucked, then a brisk tuck is excusable).
If a gentleman wants to look sharp with a snugly-tucked in shirt and rid excusing oneself to the bathroom for re-tucking, then a gentleman should consider using shirt stays.
Shirt stays are fastened to your shirt and socks (or if you have the stirrup version, then you wear them around your feet).
Put on your socks, underwear, undershirt, and dress shirt as you would normally do. Make sure you wear socks to at least mid-calf. Clip the shirt stays to your socks and then to the bottom of your shirt.
If you have never worn shirt stays before, do not be alarmed at the slight pull you will feel; the tension is supposed to be there. After fastening shirt stays on both legs, put on your trousers. Lastly, stand in front of the mirror and look at the difference in appearance that shirt stays make.
Surprisingly, most of us wear clothes one or two sizes bigger and this results in extra fabric hanging around our waists. A shirt stay will make the shirt look as if it was custom-tailored by pulling down the extra fabric inside the trousers.
However, running the risk of having a metal or plastic clip shooting up the trousers into the groin makes me think twice before purchasing and using a shirt stay.
When using shirt stays, please keep in mind that using the toilet will require an extra step because you will have to un-clip the shirt stay before sitting down.
Markedly-visible should a man cross his legs when seated, a shirt stay will most certainly gain attention. A shirt stay does vaguely resemble a women's garter belt and could receive the brunt of jokes inside the locker room. I have been told that the shirt stays do itch because they rub against the legs.
Also, sitting down will be a new sensation for a shirt-stay-clad gentleman; there will always be tension and when seated, the tension could become unbearable.
Frankly, the reviews of shirt stays are leaning towards negative. This is not because the principle is flawed.
No. The reason why shirt stays receive a negative review is because the quality of construction and material are just not worth the hassle.
We can wait until a better design comes along, but given the popularity of shirt says, we could be waiting for a while. A simple way of looking great and to avoid using shirt stays is to wear properly-fitting dress shirts.
Remember that “fitted” does not mean “restrictive”.