Untucked Dress Shirt Styles

When it comes to style and wearing an untucked dress shirt, not just any shirt will do.

Untuck it

Dress shirts aren’t just for dress these days. The untucked dress shirt is casual yet stylish when you follow a few rules about hemlines, fit and custom details.

Keep the shirts with uneven hemlines—those with “tails,” in the closet!

Instead, choose a shirt with a straight or slightly curved hemline. It should cover a belt, falling about five inches from the waist or the middle of the pant zipper. If it hangs over the crotch area it’s way too long.

Know how to layer!

When worn with a sport coat, it should hang about an inch shorter than the jacket so the shirt bottom can’t be seen. If layering with a V-neck sweater, wear the shirt about an inch longer than the sweater. That’s the rule if you want to be GQ material.

Fit, as with any dress shirt, is just as important.

The trick to wearing a dress shirt untucked is that it should be slightly more relaxed at the waist to “hang loose” in a manner that doesn’t appear sloppy.

Creating your own style is best achieved with custom-made dress shirts that you can design with your personal clothier.

Together you can choose fabric and design elements such as contrasting collar bands, plackets, cuffs—even buttons! Leave the top button or two undone to show them off!

View a few of our favorite picks for mixing and matching shirt fabric, trim fabric, and buttons.

koi fish untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

Koi Fish Jacquard Dress Shirt

blue with red paisley untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

Navy/Red Paisley Collar, Cuffs, & Trim

french horn button custom untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

French Horn Button

skull geo print untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

Skull Geo Print Dress Shirt

wine fancy solid trim for untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

Wine Fancy Solid Collar, Cuffs, & Trim

dragon pop red button untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

Dragon Pop Button

blue dobby untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

Blue Birdseye Dobby Dress Shirt

white dobby graph untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

White Graph Check Dobby Collar, Cuffs & Trim

retro blue button on untucked dress shirt SW Wilson Custom Clothiers

R31 Retro Button

LOCATIONS

GIVE US A CALL

SEND AN EMAIL

Pin It on Pinterest