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 actualizing
Joined: 4/11/2009
Msg: 26
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I like a man at any age with an untucked white shirt over jeans and a casual jacket on top...(no sandals though) .mmmmmmmmmmm. Okay, okay....you never tuck in the shirt until you are eighty. That's the rule!
 pitbull pete
Joined: 9/4/2009
Msg: 27
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 3:30:03 PM

Okay, okay....you never tuck in the shirt until you are eighty. That's the rule!


Thanks to everyone for straightening me out on this matter. Now I am going to have to retake all my pics and take up beer drinking.
 Honeygaze
Joined: 8/8/2009
Msg: 28
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 3:45:53 PM
The point is that some older people, especially men, don't pay attention to changes in fashion. When the over 50 crowd was young they tucked their shirts in, still do, that is all. Myself I prefer a guy who understands it's time not to tuck., but not everyone follows this. Anyway...

OP, another 20 years from now tucking shirts in will no doubt be back IN style, not to leave it all hanging out. Otherwise some will be observing people like you with the same attitude. Seriously.
 damassteel
Joined: 7/22/2009
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Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 3:58:29 PM
^^^^^Right you are. I wear mine tucked most of the time, sometimes not. I still sport a rock hard "six pack" at 60, and because I still have waist(32"), a tucked shirt still looks good on me. And like some others mentioned earlier, I like belts with decorative buckles which are fashion statements in themselves.
Sorry folks, but a lot of American guys have very little fashion sense IMHO, and mostly they seem proud of it. I've always found that one of the surest ways to distinguish one's self from the rest of the pack, is to dress well, with a real sense of individual style that says,"I fear not to be unique, I do things MY way". Women find this a very attractive quality.
 indefatigabilis
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 30
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 3:59:27 PM
Fashion is when as you decide how to get dressed, you consider what someone else has said, and that someone is fickle, changing their mind at least once each year, and usually wears things you never would anyway. No, men and shirt tucking in and fashion have nothing at all to do with one another. The man decides how to wear his shirt all on his own without consulting an imaginary authority. To not know about fashion is like to not be deluded. You give up the reassurance that your attire is approved at large, but you gain the freedom to dress according to your own preference. It's seriously amusing to stop and think of how the women must be viewing the men for how men choose to dress. There is an entire universe of clothing speculation that simply doesn't exist for men.

The closet door opens. The clothes are on hangers. Reach for the nearest shirt. That's it.

Buying clothes is as simple. Walk to the rack, reach for the nearest shirt, take it to the counter, buy it, you're done.

There could easily be only one style of shirt in only one color for men to wear and only the women would complain.
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
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Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 4:07:37 PM
"don't pay attention to changes in fashion"

This yet again isn't a gender issue.

Some shirts should be tucked in, some not.

The body that is wearing the shirt, the event, and the look, decides what should be tucked in.
 Free-At-Last
Joined: 7/15/2009
Msg: 32
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 4:12:15 PM

I don't get it, every older guy I see tucks in their shirt. I mean if I'm wearing a suit, fine, but day to day??????

No worries OP...you are right...untucked is the way to go.

I'm wondering at what age you start wearing the black socks with shorts and sandals...

Probably around the same time you start wearing your pants or shorts pulled up around your chest.

Thanks to everyone for straightening me out on this matter. Now I am going to have to retake all my pics and take up beer drinking.

^ ^ ^ Ya..hate to burst your bubble BUT...skin tight jeans outlining your package and a tucked-in skintight t-shirt is NOT attractive on an old man... no matter how buff you might be.
 damassteel
Joined: 7/22/2009
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Posted: 12/19/2009 4:15:24 PM
I almost agreed with you till the end. I very much care about what clothing choices I make. My Dad was a "clothes horse" and his taste for the stylish and unusual got passed on to me. The Gals have always liked me for my style and flair as a dresser. And here's the other thing; It's actually fun to develop an interesting wardrobe that's fitting to any occasion. Invariably, if I walk into a room with my woman all decked out and me dressed slick, heads turn. The guys are looking at her and the women at me. I'm always complimented by both guys and women when I really step it up.
So no, just grabbing any shirt off the rack would not do for me. I put thought into what I buy and wear.
 pitbull pete
Joined: 9/4/2009
Msg: 34
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 4:19:29 PM

Thanks to everyone for straightening me out on this matter. Now I am going to have to retake all my pics and take up beer drinking.

^ ^ ^ Ya..hate to burst your bubble BUT...skin tight jeans outlining your package and a tucked-in skintight t-shirt is NOT attractive on an old man... no matter how buff you might be.


I guess coming from an old women you should know.
 damassteel
Joined: 7/22/2009
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Posted: 12/19/2009 4:22:07 PM
Yeah...She likes to think "outside the box" and "color outside the lines" too!!
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
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Posted: 12/19/2009 4:23:24 PM
Tucked in or not, the shirt straining to fit over the gut........................pass.
 Free-At-Last
Joined: 7/15/2009
Msg: 37
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 4:24:18 PM
^^^^^hahahahahaha^^^^^^^
Come on fella's..don't get your tighty whities in a knot...
 aSydneyMale
Joined: 5/16/2006
Msg: 38
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 5:07:14 PM

Is there some sort of code, rulebook, bylaws or something I didn't get when I got my "old guy card"?

Mine's never in the letterbox whenever I look and my sons have told me they'll put a gun to my head and squeeze the trigger slowly if I ever start tucking my shirts in! lol


Come on fella's..don't get your tighty whities in a knot...

And the day I start wearing those....!! lol
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
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Posted: 12/19/2009 5:09:29 PM
Good grief.......................who cares...............it isn't the shirt tucked in, not tucked in that women (men) are walking away from. This issue is really the tip of the iceburg.



 R2D21
Joined: 9/26/2009
Msg: 40
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 5:18:27 PM
I wear a tee shirt and jeans without a belt and white/gray socks and never ever tuck my tee shirt in. I'm 42/33-30. Why would anyone tuck their shirt in? That's darn right uncomfortable. Every once in a while, I have to wear a suit. That's painful.
 daffie
Joined: 8/1/2007
Msg: 41
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 5:38:48 PM
omg...
sandals and socks are my number one nightmare in looks for men,
of all ages......

it's quite a popular phenonomen among a certain type of men...

i was at the supermarket yesterday and saw the above outfit combined with a pair of short shorts...ala warwick capper, a well known former australian rules player who made a living from that "look"...

was enough of a shock to cause me to crash the trolley into a mountain of toilet paper...
say no more...
 younowho
Joined: 5/17/2006
Msg: 42
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 5:56:45 PM
This talk about fashion . I don't know what world these ones have been living in

The in or out, has been going on from the beginning of time. It my and most anyone I know or have seen, appears to be the occasion the determines the inny outy..

course here we go again, woman says mans dress neat, tucks in shirt, puts up pants, shaves face.. in this thread woman's say leave shirt out, wash arm pits, pull pants down.. and no stuff'n willie.

someone..please make up woman's mind .....

Where's my Viagra .....
 Malley
Joined: 5/12/2007
Msg: 43
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 6:34:40 PM
OMG .. this has turned into a hilarity. By far, the most side-splitting thread in recent memory. Kudos OP, although I'm sure you didn't realize the absurd twists and turns this one would take.
It's been toooo long since I've had an overly loud gut-wrenching snicker and snort session here by myself!!! Thank Gawd d'em windows are closed up tight!!!

if you go out in sweats people look at you like you were to lazy to get dressed...by wearing scrubs they think you are an important doctor

Gotta give this guy extra points for ingenuity!!! :applause:

Tucking it in allows for women to wonder if Mr. Happy is actually smiling when that little 'tent' pops up in your pants ....... Keeps 'em guessing ........ You wouldn't believe how many times I've caught them staring.


Tuck those in giving little willie a extra something .. some what like those padded Hooter shooters.


I keep my shirttail tucked in and women eyeball my crotch quite frequently. Some even "accidentally" brush the back of their hand against my crotch to further check things out.


Never mind the shirt, just tuck in your willy.


...I would NEVER stare at a man's crotch ......ok, ok..there have been a few ocassions, but those are the exception and not the rule.


hate to burst your bubble BUT...skin tight jeans outlining your package and a tucked-in skintight t-shirt is NOT attractive on an old man

Priceless .. every one!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:


Tucked in shirt = amount of ass crack showing x hair


I can't quite imagine - don't want to, actually - what a Hawaiian shirt would look like tucked in


Looking forward to retiring in South Florida where it's ILLEGAL to tuck your shirt in.


There is an entire universe of clothing speculation that simply doesn't exist for men.


appears to be the occasion the determines the inny outy..


This issue is really the tip of the iceburg.


was enough of a shock to cause me to crash the trolley into a mountain of toilet paper...


someone..please make up woman's mind .....Where's my Viagra .....

I'm ever so grateful for not having had a drink in my hand, or worse yet in my mouth, when reading these!!! :lol: :lol:

Sorry folks, but a lot of American guys have very little fashion sense IMHO, and mostly they seem proud of it.

OMG hun, .. you need to take a trip to Newfoundland to see how our men 'dress'. The entertainment value alone would justify the cost of the airfare !!! :laugh:

Thanks all for providing the best bit of laughter I've had in a long while!!! :hug:
 FriendlyFreeSpirit
Joined: 7/27/2009
Msg: 44
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Posted: 12/19/2009 6:41:45 PM

...I would NEVER stare at a man's crotch ......ok, ok..there have been a few ocassions, but those are the exception and not the rule

Oh my goodness, Mae, I never thought I'd ever stared at a man's crotch before, but then I started reading those quotes ..such as this..

Tucking it in allows for women to wonder if Mr. Happy is actually smiling when that little 'tent' pops up in your pants ....... Keeps 'em guessing ........ You wouldn't believe how many times I've caught them staring

and I realised that yeah, I've stared..
And to think the guys know we're looking!!
 spicynicegirl
Joined: 8/10/2008
Msg: 45
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Posted: 12/19/2009 6:47:41 PM
By the age of 40 I would expect a man to do whatever it is he likes to do..................LOL.

So if you're not one to tuck your shirts in then why bother starting now? Some people need everything explained to them..........
 Notdesper8atall
Joined: 6/27/2008
Msg: 46
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Posted: 12/19/2009 7:15:55 PM
To tuck on not to tuck that is the question...Whether it is better.. oh well I won't go further as we know the rest of direction in which I was headed.

Personally I am not one to follow what others choose to call "fashion" as it is merely someone elses view as to how I should dress. Last time I checked, I was an adult and quite capable of deceiding what and how to wear my own clothing. I have always liked to look neat and dress that way even when out working in the yard or garden so even the tee gets tucked.

Although when I was younger the rule supposedly was if the shirt had a tail it got tucked.. no tail no tuck, but I never followed that either I always tucked. Just looked neater to me and still does.
 TheReason_
Joined: 5/16/2009
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Posted: 12/19/2009 7:47:38 PM
Yeah hmmm. This all started because of a friend, who is 44. She was on here, and after a while said "OMG everyone my age is sooooo old. This whole shirt tucking thing is driving me crazy!!!!"

lol I said "um, that's because we ARE old.



I did take a couple pics with "the tuck" to specifically irritate her.



lol one friend said her hubby does the tuck all the tuck. and it makes her crazy. Most of the comments I got were "for the love of god man, untuck"

A guy friend said it's kind of a douchy move.

LoL


The gut isn't hanging over the belt. This was oh about 10lbs ago. I'm looking to drop another 20. Not too bad for 40.

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 ~Azul Ojos~
Joined: 7/2/2008
Msg: 48
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Posted: 12/19/2009 8:23:42 PM
First of all, 40 is not old... I wish I was 40 again.....

Tucking shirts in is a persons style and personal preference... men should be able to feel comfortable with it either way...

The 2 long term men in my life were both totally different. My ex husband of 23 years always tucked his shirt in... very clean cut, precise man. I can't imagine him with his shirt not tucked in...

My ex-b'friend of 2 years who was 10 years older than me, only tucked in when he was wearing a jacket or suit... He looked great with it out, but silly tucked in...

So, depends on the man....


I preferred the untucked look.......but then I was biased.....
 Levi501s
Joined: 6/26/2007
Msg: 49
Now that I'm old do I have to start tucking in my shirts????
Posted: 12/19/2009 8:41:48 PM
THis is funny!

I have thought about this, often. As a teenager, my mother was adament about "keep your shirt-tails tucked-in." She thought any thing less was "tacky." Her exact words! I can hear her now!

It kinda stuck, for a long time.

Now, I look at it as the difference of a formal vs. informal setting and dress accordingly.

Although, I have to admitt, often it depends on whether I'm on the up or downside of that 5 pounds I argue with, all the time.

just a few thoughts
 TheReason_
Joined: 5/16/2009
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Posted: 12/20/2009 5:21:08 AM
Ok dumb question tine..

What are tails on a shirt? I'm thinking like a long sleeved
dress shirt...


Now that I recall, in the late 80s I used to wear long sleeve
dressy-ish shirts. They always needed ironing, which I did, and I often did the tuck with them, or
wore them totally untucked with a tshirt underneath.

I used to iron all my shirts and pants. I was a pretty spiffy dresser, always getting dolled up for the bars etc.


These days I'm more of a tshirt and jeans kind of guy. Laid back and casual.
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