My husband doesn't wear his polos tucked in, he wears them over his slacks or jeans. Also, he has a nice mock turtle neck he wears with slacks that looks sort of dressy. Does he need to buy a "real collared" shirt for Carnival caribbean formal dinners?
I disagree. Carnival has relaxed its dress code significantly. The last few we have been on, there were a lot of gents with collarless shirts. A dressy looking turtleneck would fit right in.
This would not work for some of the other cruise lines, but definitely okay on Carnival.
I see you didn't get a reply to the "tuck or no tuck", or first part of your question?
Style for men now...untucked. Definitely un-tucked...especially when wearing shorts or loose style pants, even Capris for men. Some men can tuck in a collared polo shirt, if they are wearing jeans with a belt and nice shoes...but that is an exception.
It depends on how the hem of the shirt is cut. The "penguin tails" ,or a Polo shirt with a longer tail, are designed to be worn tucked in. The extra length is to prevent the shirt tail from being pulled out when you lean forward. Polo shirts with square cut hems can be worn tucked in or not...if there's a V notch at either side, they're intended to be worn over the trouser waist band.
I believe that a long "penguin tail" not tucked looks sloppy but I think a straight hemmed Polo "type" shirt, that fits well, looks fine in or out but I prefer to wear them not tucked in.
Or you can tuck the shirt in and pull your pants up to just under the ribcage. Now that's a cool look.
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I think geographic regions play a big role too. I work in dt San Francisco and many men wear untucked shirts with tales. Maybe it's just a fashion in certain cities? Heck even Macy's ads reflect that.
Older men definitely do not dress this way, but our next generation does, yikes! I like a lot of the younger gen fashion, but don't want to look odd as a middle-aged guy doing it. Oh well, comfort over style I guess.