Tucking in a shirt may seem like it should be a simple prospect, but if you are struggling to do it right, then you are just one of many men who have discovered it is not the most intuitive process in the world. You might have problems like the sides of your shirt coming out when you tuck, or crumpling in your pants. Maybe you aren’t sure how much the shirt should “billow” above your waist, if at all. What is the correct way to tuck in a shirt, and how can you make it as easy as possible?
Here is the short and simple answer. Styles change with the times. The billowing look was popular in the 80s, but currently the “default” professional way to tuck a men’s shirt is to leave no billowing at all, but tuck it in fully. If the sides come out or the shirt crumples in your pants, it is probably because your shirt does not fit right. A well tucked shirt starts with a tailored shirt that fits. Slim fits can facilitate matters if you have too much “blousing” above the belt. You will probably discover that once you buy a shirt which actually fits you, tucking it in properly and evenly is an effortless job.