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    Default Tie tucked into trousers.

    I like tucking my tie into my trousers sometimes. What are your thoughts on this practice?

    Here's Sean Connery (that's Sean Connery, right?). I don't know where the picture's from.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzer View Post
    I like tucking my tie into my trousers sometimes. What are your thoughts on this practice?

    Here's Sean Connery (that's Sean Connery, right?). I don't know where the picture's from.

    I do so hate this...

    I belive Agnellii did this, but I don't care...
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    It's a fairly unflattering look, IMO. Very reminiscent of Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy." And a style icon he was not.

    Agnelli did it, but then, most of us are not Gianni Agnelli. He was able to pull off certain things that mere mortals cannot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenPlastic View Post
    It's a fairly unflattering look, IMO. Very reminiscent of Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy." And a style icon he was not.

    Agnelli did it, but then, most of us are not Gianni Agnelli. He was able to pull off certain things that mere mortals cannot.
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    Thumbs down Tie Ends

    It looks awful and smacks of laziness in my opinion.

    The guy knots his tie and instead of it reaching the belt buckle as it should, he finds it is too long, and being too lazy to redo the knot he stuffs it into his trouser waist. No, no, it's not style at all. The style police should take the guy and his tie and summarily strangle him with it at dawn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenPlastic View Post
    It's a fairly unflattering look, IMO. Very reminiscent of Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy." And a style icon he was not.

    Agnelli did it, but then, most of us are not Gianni Agnelli. He was able to pull off certain things that mere mortals cannot.
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "pull off", unless you mean that he was willing to wear things that would look ridiculous on anyone, including himself.

    Case in point: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1

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    Not a good look, in my opinion....even Sean Connery looks to be a bit of a rube, wearing his tie that way!

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    I have some overly-long ties for which I let the wide end reach the top of the waistband and tuck the narrow end behind it. It looks normal and holds its position.
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    Well it seems pretty unanimous. Thanks for the input!

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    I think it often works better with a 3 piece suit if it keeps the tie from peeking out the bottom of the waistcoat.

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    I noticed the tucked-in-tie among academics in Paris when I was there in the mid-1990s. It looks strange to me, but in an endearing, pocket-protector kind of way.
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    Never.

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    It's not a bad look, but I wouldn't do it unless I was wearing a jacket. It sure looks better than having your tie poke out under the button of your jacket.

    FYI, the neck tie is supposed to be tucked into something. Originally ties were much shorter and were always tucked into a vest.

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    Absolutely dreadful

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    what about for knit ties?

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    Looks practical if you work around industrial equipment, or than that specific case, avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JibranK View Post
    I have some overly-long ties ....
    I HAD an "overly-long" tie. A gift ...handmade, silk, lovely cloth, and very interesting dye pattern. Always complimented.

    However.... the damn thing was WAY long...til I figured out that with a windsor knot, even a half-windsor, I could make it work.

    BTW...tie in pants -> NFW

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    Quote Originally Posted by deandbn View Post
    It looks awful and smacks of laziness in my opinion.

    The guy knots his tie and instead of it reaching the belt buckle as it should, he finds it is too long, and being too lazy to redo the knot he stuffs it into his trouser waist. No, no, it's not style at all. The style police should take the guy and his tie and summarily strangle him with it at dawn.

    That may be a bit harsh. Perhaps one of the Three Stooges could cut the tie so it does not reach the waistband.

    I'll admit that I'm not a fan of the tucked tie, either.
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    The tucked in tie works only when all the other elements are in place:

    (1) Wear pants at least two inches above navel. Tighten belt until pants gather into ad hoc pleats at the buckle. Wear suspenders as well.

    (2) Roll up pants cuffs to be sure white socks are showing.

    (3) Work on a cow lick (use hair gel if necessary).

    (4) Snap eyeglasses at nose bridge. Repair with cloth tape. Wear

    There you are. Enjoy.

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    Dreadful! Dreadful!

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    Modern ties are way too long if you wear your waistband where it actually belongs -- at the waist. It's a better look than having it extend a good three or four inches below the belt.
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    Tie tucking, in the absence of whirling and dangerous industrial equipment, is bad and wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudnik99 View Post
    Looks practical if you work around industrial equipment, or than that specific case, avoid.
    I believe that your latter suggestion is the OSHA-approved procedure.
    Last edited by iclypso; April 21st, 2009 at 21:52. Reason: For our non-US colleagues: OSHA regulates workplace safety.

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    well, i must say it looks odd to me. but a most proper old fellow at my club, an Old Etonian, did it until he was run over by a milk truck a year back. i never had the nerve to ask him, but he was over 80 and so traditional that he had his shirts made so that they did not button all the way down, they buttoned only to his waist and beneath that, he implied, it would have looked like a shorter nightshirt for that was what people wore before the war. so i suppose the tie-in-waistband was a similar convention once. it still looks peculiar nowadays.

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    Every Kohl's ad has a Chaps page with a dude with his tie tucked in the front of his britches. Always makes me snicker.
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