T-Shirt Tuck

I never tuck in my shirt, it’s just not my style.  It really doesn’t matter to me what I’m wearing or how important the occasion is, it’s just not happening.  Hell, I think I even want to be buried with my shirt un-tucked if possible.  But I totally understand that some people like to tuck in their shirt and that’s cool with me.  I’ll admit it can look nice when someone is dressed up in snazzy clothes.

What I don’t really understand is when people tuck dirty old T-shirts into jeans.  Have you seen this?  A regular T-shirt tuck is usually bad enough, but recently I’ve been noticing people tucking in the most ugly pro sports T-shirts with holes and mustard stains.  The kind of shirt you would feel bad giving to a homeless blind man.  The kind of shirt that most decent people would be embarrassed to wear underneath another shirt.  Sometimes the image on the front is so big that half the picture is tucked!  Would Fonzie still be cool if he always wore a shirt like this instead of a clean white one?

I’m about the farthest you can get from being a fashion expert.  So maybe it represents the cusp of a new uberhip fad that is beyond my comprehension.  Will it replace trucker hats and mullets as an ironicly kitschy style that only very attractive people or rock stars can pull off?  Only time will tell.

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3 Responses to T-Shirt Tuck

  1. Dave says:

    Suspenders will be next, ’nuff said.

  2. Frank says:

    Mork and Urkel were way ahead of the curve.

  3. Jake says:

    Tucked t-shirts can look good on the right physique. V-shaped torso and you got it made. Hell, you can tuck in your sweater and look cool if you’re built right. Or maybe a skinny model type.

    Personally I’m in decent shape and I think a tucked shirt, t or otherwise, looks pretty good on me, and I feel better put together. Plus a nice belt and buckle is a shame to hide, even partially.

    Getting into shape—even just to the point of being fit—I bet would have more guys tucking in their t-shirts. It worked in the 50s. It definitely worked in the 80s. It will work again.

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