Tucking in the Tails
By now surely every guy has at some point gone out with their dress shirts untucked. Its ubiquity burgeoned at least a few years back – this NYTimes article even documents the trend five years ago, to the month. However, there are MAJOR caveats to the trend; a few basic rules that every guy should know but for some reason still doesn’t.
It pains me to even have to write this, but as the ever-pompous MB pointed out, some shirts are appropriate with tails in, and some aren’t. But it doesn’t just depend on the length and cut of the shirt. Also under consideration are the type of jeans (tucking shirts into low rise jeans can be disastrous) and, of course, the occasion.
The difficulty often lies in the fact that many of the shirts guys wear to work are also being used for casual wear. And I’m all for versatility. But the likes of Brooks Brothers and other staunchly conservative corporate staples definitely don’t have the type of cut to be worn with your skinny jeans. What we’re looking for at Biased Cut are shirts that better cross the line between work and play, both in pattern and cut.