Oftentimes when I am pointing out a no-no within men’s fashion there are exceptions. There are, as we all know, exceptions to every rule. But with today’s topic that is not the case. One of my favorite aspects of wintertime is men looking fabulous in sweaters. We all love them. (the sexy sweaters I mean ;-)) Sweaters are often thick enough to cover up the flaws of our body we are desperately trying to hide. However, under no circumstance can a man look good wearing a
TUCKED IN SWEATER
Gross! I mean you may as well tie it around your waist! (please see my January 15th post titled “Coat Check” to read about how I feel about men who tie jackets, coats, or shirts of any kind around their waists…Nerd Alert!) In fact tucking in your sweater is not only a major nerd alert, but pretty much makes a man undateable and if you are not dateable your are definitely not going to get play of any kind in the near future. Men do not tuck their socks into their pants do they? So why on earth would a man ever tuck in his sweater? Some may think that tucking in a sweater looks more neat and tidy. Bravo to those men who do not want to look like a sloppy mess. Those people who feel that a tucked in sweater is the cleaner look would be wrong; it just makes men look uptight and like their mother still dresses them every morning. Most all shirts on men need to be tucked in but sweaters are an entirely different animal. They need to be left un-tucked. If for whatever reason you feel a sweater needs to be tucked in because it is too long, then get a new sweater don’t commit fashion suicide. Sweaters should rest right over your belt line. If you are overweight, tucking in your sweater will make you look worse, if you are super fit and want to show off your hot bod as much as possible then just don’t wear a sweater wear a fitted shirt. Tucking in a sweater is a lot like putting ketchup on chateaubriand… you are ruining a perfectly wonderful thing.
Quick Aside: Some old timers and maybe a few golf players may feel that at one time men tucking in their sweaters was “the look” And maybe it was. (See image on upper right.) But now men tucking in their sweaters is just disgusting and no longer en vogue!
“When I started in fashion, I had already adopted the sailor-striped sweater as my uniform; that way, I wouldn’t have to drive myself crazy trying to figure out what to wear.”
~Jean Paul Gaultier