The Going Out Uniform… At Least Do It Right
We've probably all worn this: The button down and jeans. Some of us might even do it every weekend. Not too casual, yet not too formal... seems like the go-to look for when we go out. The important part is to do it correctly. Do it right and you can look cool, do it wrong and you look like the nerd wearing his Dad's shirt. You can't just grab one of your standard work dress shirts and toss it on with your jeans. Most dress shirts, depending on the fit, are made with extra fabric at the bottom so they stay tucked in with pants, as that's how they are meant to be worn. Luckily some of today's more modern or "slim" fit dress shirts are shorter than the more generously cut, long ones our Fathers probably wore. When you wear a button down shirt with your jeans, it should come just a bit past the waist of your pants and maybe hit the upper part of your back pockets. Any longer than that and it will look like you're wearing the wrong shirt.