I’m sure, like many of you, I still have memories of being admonished at school for not having my shirt tucked in. My school masters drilled this discipline into me and as such I have always endeavoured to look as presentable as possible.
Having said that, a tucked in shirt can be quite restrictive and looks rather formal. Also, it can sometimes remind me of school and those teachers who would give me a rap across the knuckles. All of this explains why I’m rather fond of shirts that can go untucked, such as rugby shirts and polo shirts.
As they should both be worn neat fitting and a little bit shorter, they look much better untucked. If the wearer is older and perhaps a little ‘portlier’, the tucked in rugby shirt should be worn with caution, as it often gives something of a very unflattering overhang above the waist band.
At Hackett we love rugby as much as we love our rugby shirts, and we stock a wide variety, including the Official Aston Martin Racing range.