how to wear untucked dress shirt with jeans

how to wear an untucked dress shirt with jeans

shirts and jeans are two staples of any wardrobe and when they are paired together they make for an outfit that is casual, comfortable, and extremely stylish.

most people think dress shirts are only meant for formal outfits which is somewhat true but you can also dress them down and pair them with jeans for a great casual or semi-formal look.

but a lot of men find it difficult to decide whether they should tuck in the dress shirt or not, especially when wearing them with a pair of jeans.

You can wear your shirt tucked or untucked depending on the kind of shirt you are wearing and the type of outfit or look that you are going for. 

In this article, we will tell you how to wear an untucked dress shirt with jeans and will solve all your doubts about it.

Can you wear dress shirts untucked?

Yes, you can definitely wear dress shirts untucked if you are going for a casual or semi-formal look, but it only works when the shirt is of the correct length and fit.

Dress shirts are usually longer in length as they are generally supposed to be tucked in and if you want to keep your shirt untucked then you should look for shirts that are not too long.

Another thing is that they are made for formal outfits so they are usually supposed to be tucked in but you can also find dress shirts that can be worn both ways.

As a general rule, the length of your shirt should be somewhere around the mid to lower part of the zipper if you want to wear it untucked, anything longer, that covers your entire zipper and back region is too long and should be worn tucked in.

apart from the length, you should also pay attention to the bottom cut or hem of the shirt. If it is too rounded then it is supposed to be tucked in but if it is straight cut or close to straight cut then it can be worn untucked. 

Should you tuck shirts into jeans?

You can tuck your shirt into jeans if you are going for a semi-formal or business casual look but if you are going for a casual look then you should keep the shirt untucked.

If you are wearing a casual shirt or you are going for a casual look then there is no need of tucking in your shirt but if you are wearing a dress shirt that is a little too long or you are going for a semi-formal look then you should tuck in your shirt.

If your shirt bottom line hem is rounded too much then it is supposed to be tucked in and it would look weird if your wear it untucked but if it is closer to straight cut then you can wear it untucked with jeans.

how to wear an untucked dress shirt with jeans?

if you want to wear an untucked dress shirt with jeans then you need to make sure that you are wearing the right shirt as most dress shirts are not meant to be worn untucked.

the first and the most important thing that you should keep in mind when deciding whether to tuck in the shirt or not is the length of the shirt. 

The dress shirt should ideally end somewhere between the mid to bottom end of the zipper if you want to wear it untucked if it’s shorter than that then is too short on the other hand if it covers the entire zip and back area then it is too long to be worn untucked. 

Other than that the bottom cut hem of the shirt is also a thing that you should check, if it is too rounded then it is meant to be tucked into the pants but if it is straight cut or slightly rounded then it can be worn untucked.

Apart from these things you should also choose the shirt with the right fit, the collars should not be too stiff if you are going for a casual look, the sleeves shouldn’t be too long and it should fit you snuggly.

The Bottom Line:

Dress shirts can be worn untucked but most of them are supposed to be tucked in so if you want to wear them untucked you need to pick the right ones that can be worn without tucking in. When wearing a shirt untucked with jeans you should pick the shirts that are not too long in terms of length and which have a straight or close to straight hem.


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Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.