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Why talk about something so basic?

Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5?

Well, yes, actually. Just look around. How many men do you see sporting a billowy, unkempt-looking shirt?

Or what about that guy giving a presentation who unconsciously re-tucked his shirt three times during a 5-minute talk?

Most men probably have no system for tucking in their shirts.

Just because you do something doesn’t mean you are doing it correctly.

The goal of this article is to expose you to a few tactics that might eliminate the nuisance of an un-tucked or wrongly tucked shirt.

So let’s get started!

What To Tuck And What Not To Tuck

When should you tuck in your shirt? It’s a question that’s often debated. Here are a few guidelines:

Shirts that are made with a flat bottom hem are meant to be worn untucked. But if the shirt has visible “tails” — that is to say, the hem varies in length, rather than being even all the way around — it should always be tucked in.

Wearing a shirt with tails untucked is not a forbidden look. But it is a juvenile one. With nothing else on the upper body, it makes you look like a teen rebel at a grown-up wedding. Under a jacket or with a suit, being untucked makes you look like you’re trying too hard to be stylishly rumpled.

There are men who will insist on the artfully un-tucked shirt. More power to them. But for my money, tucking in a shirt with tails will always give you a sharper and more mature look.

If your shirt doesn’t have visible tails, there’s more leeway on whether you should leave it tucked or untucked:

  • Undershirts — These can always be tucked, and absolutely should be if there’s any chance of them poking out from beneath your other layers. For best results, tuck undershirts into underwear (more on this below).
  • Polo shirts — They have an even hem and can be worn untucked, but are often tucked in for a little dressier look, especially by golfers. Rugby shirts, their long-sleeved cousins, are almost never tucked in, however.
  • Turtleneck/roll collars — When worn under a sports jacket or blazer, these are often tucked so that the belt buckle is visible. On their own, it’s better to leave them untucked.
  • Hawaiian shirts — These and any other loud-print shirts don’t get tucked no matter what their hem looks like. Seriously, just don’t. Nothing looks dorkier than a tucked-in vacation shirt. This goes for Guayaberas as well.
  • T-shirts — Opinions are going to vary widely here. Some subcultures love the tucked T-shirt with the visible belt buckle; others will think you look like a total nerd. It depends a lot on the shirt, the belt, and the trousers, as well as your overall style. In general, don’t tuck the T-shirt unless it’s a deliberate style statement.

Need more?

Check out what Andy over at Primer has to say about tucking in your shirt and looking good (for you anti-tuckers!). I’ve also covered when to tuck and when not to tuck in video format. Finally, Beth over at Dappered gives us a woman’s opinion.

What Is The Proper Way To Tuck In A Shirt?

When it’s time to tuck in your shirt, do it the right way.

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A good tuck should make the front of your body smooth and flat.

If your waist tapers below your rib cage, that should be visible. There should be no wrinkling and no “muffin-topping” — where the shirt blouses out over the trouser waist and makes a ring around your midsection.

You should also have a clean “gig line” — a military term for the imaginary line straight down the front of your body, from the point of your chin to your crotch. A well-tucked shirt should sit so that the shirt placket (the rectangle of fabric where the front buttons are located) lines up precisely with the fly of your trousers. The belt buckle and trouser button should be centered neatly in that same line.

A clean gig line divides your body cleanly, emphasizing evenness of proportion. It also tells people that you pay attention to detail — or it might be more accurate to say that a sloppy gig line tells people you don’t. Either way, you want it crisp and vertical.

Finally, keep in mind that a good shirt fit in the first place will always make tucking the shirt in easier.

The less excess fabric you’re dealing with around the waist, the less your tuck has to secure. A well-fitted shirt is also sure to be long enough for an effective tuck, while a short shirt will always be in danger of escaping no matter how well you tuck it.

1. The Basic Trouser Tuck

This is where most men start and finish their shirt-tucking education — shirttails inside the trousers but above the underpants, shoved straight down all the way around the waist. It’s the no-thought way to do it, and it’s the most common as a result.

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Here’s the easiest way to do this one, and you’ve probably done it a million times unless your father taught you a different method from a young age: put your underwear on, then put your shirt on and button it up, and then finally pull your pants on, buttoning them closed over the shirttails.

Your shirt ends up pinned beneath your trousers with no effort on your part. It just got there by virtue of the order you did things. And as long as your trousers aren’t too loose, the shirt will probably stay there. Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean this is a bad tuck.

If you don’t want to think too hard, this is the way to go. But be cautioned: it works well with a fitted shirt, and terribly with anything else. If your shirt doesn’t have a close, well-tailored fit, you need a little more technique to deal with the excess fabric.

2. The Military Tuck

This is how the armed forces are taught to tuck in their uniform shirts. It creates a pair of folded pleats, which are then pinned flat by the trouser waist for a crisp, stiff tuck.

Different services in different countries have variations on this, but the basic principle is the same: you stand straight in your shirt, and if there’s any loose fabric hanging on either side of you, you fold it into a sharp, diagonal crease, sort of like making the nose on a paper airplane. Then you tuck the creases in at the hips, belting your trousers on above them.

Below are the step-by-step instructions. Don’t be discouraged if this one takes you a few tries to get right! It really starts to shine once you’ve practiced it enough for the movements to become routine.

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  1. Have your pants on, but unbuttoned. You’ll need to close them up quickly over the shirt once you’re done with your folding.
  2. Pinch each of the shirt’s side seams between a thumb and forefinger. Pull down to tug all the fabric taut.
  3. Fold the seams backward toward your rear end, creating a pleat that folds over any loose fabric in the sides. Use enough pressure to pull the shirtfront smooth and taut across the front of your chest.
  4. Button your pants up and belt them to hold the pleats flat against your body. Depending on how much excess fabric the shirt had, the folds should sit somewhere behind your hips, underneath the back of your armpits.

The military tuck can take practice getting the folds straight and flat, and it works best in stiff, smooth fabrics that can hold the crease well. Use it any time you’ve got excess fabric around the waist and sides of the shirt.

3. The Underwear Tuck

No, I’m not talking about tucking your dress shirt into your underwear.

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Although this method is effective, it can backfire when your puppy dog boxers creep up past your waistline.

No, the underwear tuck refers to the need to properly tuck your undershirt into your underwear in order to ensure the dress shirt is between your underwear and trousers (vs. your undershirt and dress shirt sitting between your underwear and trousers).

Believe it or not this small difference has a large impact on how your shirt stays tucked in throughout the day.

Your ideal tuck, if you’re an undershirt wearer, should go in this order, from the body outward: undershirt, waistband of your underwear, regular shirt, waistband of the trousers, and finally your belt.

Oh, and if this doesn’t work well enough, you should look into purchasing a pair of underwear with grip technology that is designed to hold your dress shirt in place. My friend Mike over at RibbedTee just designed the Stuck Boxer Briefs, and makes them right here in the USA!

4. Shirt Stays — The Ultimate Shirt Tuck

A method with some extra help: small garters tug the bottom of the shirt taut beneath the trousers.

The phrase “shirt stays” is sometimes used to refer to collar stays (the flat tabs inside the points of some dress shirt collars), but it also refers to a specialized sort of garter. These are used by several militaries around the world, and are also popular among sharp dressers.

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Basically, the stays are just a pair of small, elasticized garters with clips at the ends. You put your shirt on first and button it up, clipping one end of the garters to the tips of your shirttails (the stays come in sets of two, one for each shirttail/trouser leg). Then you put your socks on, and attach the lower clips to them, adjusting the buckles until the shirt is held straight but not taut.

Then you put your trousers on and get used to the feeling of elastic bands running vertically up your legs. It takes a few minutes to get used to, but I personally don’t notice it and rather enjoy the compliments a tidy look brings!

Recently there’s been a wave of alternative products that serve the same basic function with different mechanisms. There are high-friction belts worn under the trousers to cinch a shirt into place, underpants with clips that grip the hem of the shirt directly, and even little magnetized catches worn under the trousers to hold the shirt in place.

If you’re willing to add another item to your morning dressing routine, these can work well. Find the one you like and stick with it!

Watch a whole video on shirt stays to learn even more!

Bad Tucks

In addition to simply not tucking in a shirt that is made to be tucked in, there are a couple of bad ways to tuck:

The Half-Tuck

Tucked in at the back, but with one of the two shirttails in front (usually the left one — the one with the button, not the one with the buttonhole) popped out and waving in front of the trousers.

It’s supposed to be a sexy, just-rolled-out-of-bed look, or something.

Unless you’re Brad Pitt, you just look like you did a bad job tucking back in after going to the bathroom. It’s a step up from a piece of toilet paper stuck to your heel, but it’s not a big step.

The Once-Tucked

Once you’ve made the decision to tuck in your shirt, commit to it. Untucking a shirt that you’ve been wearing half the day in your pants results in the bottom section being wrinkled and rumpled — giving you a disheveled look. This is especially important if you’re going to wear a dress shirt untucked; when you decide to bend some of the rules, it’s easier to pull off if you’ve at least pressed the shirt from top to bottom. Brett will show you how it’s done.

The Tuck with No Belt

Obviously, when you tuck in your shirt, the top of your pants (and therefore any belt loops and buttons) will show. If your pants have belt loops, wear a belt. If you don’t like wearing a belt, consider removing the loops. Most of my own trousers utilize side straps versus belt loops, so just know your preference and buy the type of trouser that suits you best.



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Memilih pakaian dan kasut yang sepadan

A Visual Guide To Matching Suits And Dress Shoes

 THE LIFE  MAR. 21, 2014, 5:00 AM

It’s the eternal conundrum: What color dress shoes go with a navy or brown suit?

Style aficionado and redditor stRafaello put together this handy graphic showing which types of shoes match with which suits. It even lets men know which colors match best for a traditional look, and which are fashion-forward.

Next time you’re suiting up for a special event or considering buying a new pair of oxfords, we suggest you refer to this neat visual guide, which we first saw on /r/malefashionadvice.


Menangani tekanan sebelum berucap

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Apabila anda merasa takut atau gementar untuk berucap, maka anda akan menjadi panik dan gugup. Suara anda menjadi terketar-ketar; peluh anda terpercik di dahi dan tengkuk; malah peluh juga turut keluar pada tapak tangan dan seluruh badan. Kadangkala ia boleh menjejaskan imej anda jika anda tidak tahu bagaimana  menangani tekanan ini.

Pada kebiasaannya, hadirin tidak tahu dan tidak dapat mengesan jika anda gementar ketika hendak memberi ucapan.  Malah dalam banyak situasi, hadirn tidak berminat untuk tahu samada anda takut atau berani, tetapi mereka ingin tahu apa yang anda ingin sampaiakan dalam ucapan anda. Oleh itu penceramah tidak harus menunjukkan kegugupannya sendiri.

Bagaimana membina keyakinan diri? Huraian dalam Bab 9

Borang PRCA 25: Ujian tahap fobia untuk pengucapan awam

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Borang PRCA 25 ini adalah intrumen penilaian bagi mengenalpasti tahap gugup atau fobia anda dalam pengucapan awam. Instrumen ini telah dihasilkan oleh James McCroskey dan telah diuji kesahan dan ketekalannya, dan diterima sebagai suatu piawai yang standard. Anda boleh menilai tahap fobia anda dengan menggunakan instrumen ini.

PERSONAL REPORT OF COMMUNICATION APPREHENSION 25 (Laporan Fobia Berkomunikasi) (Mcroskey, J. 1980)

Klik di sini PRCA 25 untuk dapatkan borang dalam format pdf

Arahan: Borang soalselidik  ini mengandungi dua puluh lima penyataan mengenai komunikasi dengan orang lain.  Sila tunjukkan sejauh mana penyataan-penyataan tersebut kena atau sesuai dengan diri anda dengan menandakan dengan tanda (/) di kotak yang berkenaan.  Hanya rekodkan tanggapan anda sahaja.

Directions: This instrument is composed of twenty-five statements concerning feelings about communicating with other people.  Please indicate the degree to which the statements apply to you by ticking (/) the appropriate boxes.  Please just record your impression.

  • SS = 1, Sangat Setuju/ Strongly Agreed
  • S = 2, Setuju/ Agree
  • TP = 3, Tidak Pasti/ Undecided
  • TS = 4, Tidak Setuju/ Disagree
  • STS = 5, Sangat Tidak Setuju/ Strongly Disagree

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Memahami maksud skor Borang PRCA 25 Tahap Fobia

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Bagaimanakah anda tahu samada anda tidak gentar atau tidak takut atau tidak gusar apabila berucap di khalayak ramai. McCroskey (1980) mengemukakan satu borang soalselidik bagi menilai akan keyakinan diri seseorang dalam Public Speaking. Anda mungkin ingi tahu sejauh manakah keyakinan diri anda mampu untuk berkomunikasi  dikhalayak ramai. Sila rujuk lampiran 1 untuk borang soalselidik berkenaan.

Setelah anda menjawab soalan-soalan yang dikemukakan, anda diminta untuk mengira berapa jumlah markah yang ada dapat. Caranya adalah seperti berikut

  1. Campurkan markah yang dapat pada soalan-soalan:1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, dan 24
  2. Campurkan markah yang anda dapat pada soalan-soalan: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 23 dan 25.
  3. Lengkapkan formula ini: 84 – (jumlah dari “A”) + (jumlah dari “B”)

Setiap soalan mengandungi 5 pemberat di mana skala 1 menunjukkan kurang takut, manakala skala 5 menunjukkan amat takut. Jumlah markah adalah di antara 25 hingga 125.

McCroskey (1980) menggariskan jika skor anda adalah di antara 60 dan 70, anda dianggap termasuk dalam golongan orang-orang yang sederhana bimbang. Jika anda memperolehi skor antara 70 hingga 80, anda mempunyai rasa takut dan gugup. Jika anda mendapat skor melebihi 80, memang jelas anda mempunyai masalah takut yang serius. Bagaimanapun jika anda memperolehi skor di bawah 60, anda dianggap sebagai orang yang tenang, tidak merasa takut, dan boleh mengawal diri anda dengan baik apabila untuk berucap di khalayak ramai.

Jika anda sudah tahu kedudukan anda dari sudut keyakinan diri anda berucap di khalayak ramai, maka anda perlu mengambil langkah-langkah tertentu untuk memperbaiki keyakinan diri anda.

McCroskey juga ada menyediakan borang-borang soalselidik yang lain bagi menguji tahap akan keyakinan diri seseorang untuk berkomunikasi dalam kumpulan kecil dan Public Speaking.  Bagaimana pun penulis berpendapat soalselidik yang dipilih untuk tujuan buku ini adalah lebih sesuai. Anda boleh melawat laman web di bawah ini untuk melihat borang-borang soalselidik yang lain.

Takut, gugup, berdebar – bagaimana atasinya

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Takut, gugup, berdebar adalah sebahagian daripada tabie dalam pengucapan awam, samada sebelum dan semasa menyampaikan ucapan awam. Ia suatu yang normal, dan boleh mendorong anda untuk membuat persiapan lebih teliti dan berlatih dengan baik.



Langkah awal – persiapan diri

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Memahami konsep pengucapan awam dan membuat persediaan mental, fizikal, emosi dan spiritual dapat meningkatkan keyakinan diri sebelum membuat penyampaian. Apakah langkah-langkah ang anda perlu lakukan sebelum membuat ucapan awam sebagaimana yang disebutkan dalam video di bawah ini?