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Hammer67
07-19-2007, 10:02 AM
To tuck or not to tuck, that is the question!

So, just an informal poll. I usually always wear an undershirt whenever I wear a button down shirt or golf style shirt (not with a tee shirt). I never gave much thought to this but what I do is tuck my undershirt into my boxers (or boxer briefs) and then tuck my button down shirt just into my pants. I always thought that this was just the way you did it. For one thing, it keeps the undershirt from bunching up with my regular shirt.

Ok, my sister in law was staying with us this past weekend and noticed that I tucked and was wondering why. She said "No one does that!" and thought that it kind of looked tacky. My response was "Why are you so worried about what I do with my underwear?" and "Who cares what it looks like cause I am the only one who really sees it other then my wife (who doesn't care)."

My view is too each his own. I don't consider it a fashion thing as it is an undergarment that really isn't visible anyway. She couldn't provide a valid reason why you shouldn't other then it looks "tacky." To which I responded "who sees it anyway?"

So, do you tuck in your undershirt? Thoughts?

:coffee:

tony hipchest
07-19-2007, 10:15 AM
i dont think it matters. living in the desert, i really hate tucking in shirts and especially hate wearing 2 shirts. if i didnt have to look semi- professional, i would wear nothing but basketball jerseys or t-shirts with the sleves cut off.

im probably the wrong one to ask. i do know tucking a rolled up pair of socks into your underwear is considered uncool. :chuckle:

Cape Cod Steel Head
07-19-2007, 10:29 AM
Don't be a slave to fashion! Do whats most comfortable.

Jman
07-19-2007, 10:38 AM
I'd say stick with what's comfortable. Personally, whether it's a beater or t, I've never tucked, but hey, to each their own. :)

LarryNJ
07-19-2007, 10:49 AM
I tuck my t-shirts into my pants but not my underwear. That's really strange dude! You need to listen to your sister in law.


BTW: Is she hot?

Hammer67
07-19-2007, 11:35 AM
Not regular tee shirts?just the undershirt. When I worked in sales, I wore a suit to work. It was, undershirt tucked into boxers to keep it taught, then the button down shirt which was just tucked into the pants, not the boxers. What would be a good reason NOT to do this?

I don't tuck a regular tee shirt if that's all I am wearing?

And, yes, she is hot, not that it matters much. Her and my wife are both attractive. :wink02:

ChronoCross
07-19-2007, 11:40 AM
I have never tucked. Heck my country butt you can find walking into a store with my untucked muscle style shirt and shorts with slips. But hey I am a redneck. BTW I do have all my teeth, and there pretty..

Livinginthe past
07-19-2007, 11:45 AM
There's only one thing that should be tucked into your underwear...and its not an item of clothing :wink02:

Hammer67
07-19-2007, 11:51 AM
Well I hear all of this but I am looking for reasons. I need a reason why you don't tuck other then "Just because!"

:wink02:

What's the practical reason?

And, doesn't an undershirt constitute "underwear"??

Livinginthe past
07-19-2007, 11:57 AM
My answer would be that you dont tuck a pullover/jumper/sweater (whatever you guys call it) into your pants.

You would look like a dork.

To be fair, I dont suppose your undergarments are exposed to the general public on that regular a basis so the 'dork' effect is a reduced one compared to the above scenario.

I don't have any scientific reasoning to hand.

Hammer67
07-19-2007, 12:23 PM
My answer would be that you dont tuck a pullover/jumper/sweater (whatever you guys call it) into your pants.

I don't have any scientific reasoning to hand.

I agree 100%. I would never tuck any outerwear. The only thing that gets "tucked" as it were, would be the undershirt.

being that every Fruit of the Loom and Haynes commercial you see has them tucking in the undershirt, it just seems natural.

If I am wearing a standard tee shirt and pair of shorts, obvioulsy the tee shirt is untucked.

Jman
07-19-2007, 12:28 PM
I tuck my t-shirts into my pants but not my underwear. That's really strange dude! You need to listen to your sister in law.


BTW: Is she hot?


:bouncy: :sofunny: :bouncy:

Kneeslapper!

P.S. - took a pole here at work, and they gave a thumbs down on the tucking in the underwear.

Preacher
07-19-2007, 12:30 PM
May we get a ruling from the NFL on the tuck rule?

Oh, sorry Raider fans!

Hammer67
07-19-2007, 02:44 PM
I know...but WHY THUMBS DOWN! No one has an answer!

ChronoCross
07-19-2007, 02:55 PM
I know...but WHY THUMBS DOWN! No one has an answer!

There is no true answer for it. Even I find it wierd that you tuck your shirt in your panties..:P.. But even then a fad came around a few years ago were kids tucked there shirts in there panties and wore there panties basically outside there pants, which I found totally funny, and knocked my oldest boy for a loop when he tried to do that. People dress how they dress, and what is comfortable to them.

Preacher
07-19-2007, 03:21 PM
I know...but WHY THUMBS DOWN! No one has an answer!

I gotta say...

If the pants slip a little low, or the shirt raises up, it is actually better for someone to see the undershirt... or even skin, then your underwear. Think about it... your wife would rather touch your bum then the underwear that was on them!

jtdapit
07-19-2007, 03:30 PM
Well bro. if the shirts too small and shows some white. tuck it. If the shirts just right and no white shows then i leave it.

Hammer67
07-19-2007, 03:43 PM
I gotta say...

If the pants slip a little low, or the shirt raises up, it is actually better for someone to see the undershirt... or even skin, then your underwear. Think about it... your wife would rather touch your bum then the underwear that was on them!


Hmmm, how often does that happen? I never thought much about it but don't recall that ever happening. And, what makes your undershirt any more sightworthy then your boxers? Just curious. I never really put much thought to this.

Oh well...I guess I just like to avoid the shirts bunching up more then worrying about whatever preconceived fashion mistake I am committing!

Steelerstrength
07-19-2007, 04:12 PM
Well, if your undershirt is long enough to be in the crack of your ass, I'd say do not tuck into your boxers.

When I'm wearing a dress shirt, on a cooler day, I wear a beater underneath. I do not tuck into my boxer-briefs. No prob with bunching. Sounds like personal preference to me.

Preacher
07-19-2007, 04:31 PM
Gotta admit...

The funniest thing, is the seriousness of this thread! :sofunny:

tony hipchest
07-19-2007, 05:16 PM
i find these work real well to avoid both the "bunching" and the shirt coming untucked:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/baby-stay-tucked-t-shirt_90800.jpg

underwear optional :wink:

Steelerstrength
07-19-2007, 05:25 PM
i find these work real well to avoid both the "bunching" and the shirt coming untucked:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/baby-stay-tucked-t-shirt_90800.jpg

underwear optional :wink:

:toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

AlleghenyArsenal
07-19-2007, 09:10 PM
:toofunny:Gotta admit...

The funniest thing, is the seriousness of this thread! :sofunny:

But in all SERIOUSNESS,I would have to say dont tuck the t-shirt into the underpants.I've never done it,and I dont know why,but it just dont seem right.

Hammer67
07-20-2007, 09:19 AM
Hey, underwear is a serious matter! :wink02:

Jman
07-20-2007, 11:58 AM
Just stop wearing underwear, then the tuck/untuck dilemma goes away! :tt02:

:sofunny:

Man, I don't know what it is - it just isn't right.

Hammer67
07-20-2007, 01:30 PM
Just stop wearing underwear, then the tuck/untuck dilemma goes away! :tt02:

I just found out that my brother in law (a big dude) doesn't wear underwear. In fact, it was during the same conversation as the "tuck" topic.

:jawdrop:

memphissteelergirl
07-20-2007, 01:55 PM
Just stop wearing underwear, then the tuck/untuck dilemma goes away! :tt02:

Uhhh...yeah OK :uhh:

Honestly, when I saw this thread I thought it was about shirts, not undies! :sofunny:

HometownGal
07-20-2007, 02:43 PM
Do what feels comfy for YOU Hammer - not what someone else feels you should do. I've never been one to dress trendy - I wear what I want when I want and don't give a flying fadoodle what anyone else thinks. If your sister-in-law doesn't like the way you dress - tell her that her moustache needs trimmed. :wink02: (j/k of course) :chicken:

FOOTEupyourarse
07-20-2007, 03:35 PM
i understand where your coming from hammer. i used to tuck my tshirt into my boxers then my outer shirt into my pants because you get less bunching going on. now i dont tuck anything in cause my belly doesnt allow it to often. but in all honesty do what is comfortable.

revefsreleets
07-20-2007, 04:19 PM
Well, I gotta chime in. I have to "dress for success" in my job, and it's sometimes important that I know exactly what is what. I hate to admit it, but I pay attention to things like the GQ Style Guy, and this is what he had to say on the matter in a recent column:

Q: Please settle a debate among friends. Two of my buddies tuck their undershirts into their underwear because they contend that when they don’t, their dress shirts easily become untucked. Besides the fact that it’s incredibly dorky and unstylish, I have never had a problem with shirts untucking. Even if I did, I would never stoop that low. What if they meet a nice lady, and things happen, and she gets down to the goods, and the guy’s undershirt is tucked into his drawers? That seems to be a surefire way to lose a girl’s interest.

A: I find in your favor, sir! Tucking the undershirt into the drawers is the quintessence of dorkiness. Some men do have a big recurring shirttail problem, and usually it is caused by (a) their trousers being too low in the rise or (b) their stomachs being too big for their britches. Some men obsess over this and go so far as to buy a paramilitary product known as shirt garters. Wearing shirt garters is beyond dorkiness—it’s totally highway-patrol anal.

Preacher
07-20-2007, 04:27 PM
Do what feels comfy for YOU Hammer - not what someone else feels you should do. I've never been one to dress trendy - I wear what I want when I want and don't give a flying fadoodle what anyone else thinks. If your sister-in-law doesn't like the way you dress - tell her that her moustache needs trimmed. :wink02: (j/k of course) :chicken:


Ummm....

Should mods use this kind of language on a board? I am appalled at the horrendous TOS violation this causes!!

:sofunny::sofunny:

Hammer67
07-20-2007, 09:25 PM
Well, I gotta chime in. I have to "dress for success" in my job, and it's sometimes important that I know exactly what is what. I hate to admit it, but I pay attention to things like the GQ Style Guy, and this is what he had to say on the matter in a recent column:

Q: Please settle a debate among friends. Two of my buddies tuck their undershirts into their underwear because they contend that when they don?t, their dress shirts easily become untucked. Besides the fact that it?s incredibly dorky and unstylish, I have never had a problem with shirts untucking. Even if I did, I would never stoop that low. What if they meet a nice lady, and things happen, and she gets down to the goods, and the guy?s undershirt is tucked into his drawers? That seems to be a surefire way to lose a girl?s interest.

A: I find in your favor, sir! Tucking the undershirt into the drawers is the quintessence of dorkiness. Some men do have a big recurring shirttail problem, and usually it is caused by (a) their trousers being too low in the rise or (b) their stomachs being too big for their britches. Some men obsess over this and go so far as to buy a paramilitary product known as shirt garters. Wearing shirt garters is beyond dorkiness?it?s totally highway-patrol anal.


GQ is WAY to metrosexual for me! :wink02:

And, how in the hell can it be considered "unstylish"???? No one sees it! It's underwear!!!!

And, to quote my wife: "If I worried that much about you tucking your undershirt into your pants then I would have come across as way to high maintenance for you and we would have probably never gotten married in the first place." :thumbsup:

Hammer67
07-20-2007, 09:26 PM
Speaking of underwear...I recently made the switch from boxers to boxer briefs. Let me just say that it was long overdue. A big thumbs up.

GBMelBlount
07-20-2007, 11:09 PM
I just found out that my brother in law (a big dude) doesn't wear underwear. In fact, it was during the same conversation as the "tuck" topic.

:jawdrop:

As far as tucking it in, the elasticity of socks is also vey important.

tony hipchest
07-20-2007, 11:17 PM
i would have to say the way Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs "tucked it in" was a fashion faux pas.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/1131740082QuizBuffaloBill.jpg

Preacher
07-20-2007, 11:19 PM
GQ is WAY to metrosexual for me! :wink02:

And, how in the hell can it be considered "unstylish"???? No one sees it! It's underwear!!!!

And, to quote my wife: "If I worried that much about you tucking your undershirt into your pants then I would have come across as way to high maintenance for you and we would have probably never gotten married in the first place." :thumbsup:

Your wife sounds like a smart woman!

revefsreleets
07-22-2007, 12:58 PM
i would have to say the way Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs "tucked it in" was a fashion faux pas.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/1131740082QuizBuffaloBill.jpg

"Say, are you about a size 14? Oh good!"

Hammer67
07-23-2007, 06:59 AM
i would have to say the way Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs "tucked it in" was a fashion faux pas.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/1131740082QuizBuffaloBill.jpg

A favorite line amongst a group of my friends:

"Was she a great big fat person??"

:toofunny:

Stlrs4Life
07-23-2007, 08:29 PM
Tuck, it looks way more presentable.