There are many ways to tuck in a dress shirt, but the "military tuck" provides a simple yet effective method to tuck in a dress shirt. To perform the military tuck, pinch the side seams of the shirt, fold the excess fabric back, and button pants to secure the tuck.
- Unbutton pants
Leave pants unbuttoned over the dress shirt because securing the military tuck requires quickly buttoning up your pants.
- Pinch the side seams of the shirt
Using your pointer finger and thumb, pinch down the side seams of the shirt and tug down to gather the excess fabric.
- Fold the seams back
Pull back the side seams and fold the excess fabric towards your rear. Use a moderate amount of pressure to gather the excess fabric and create a smooth, wrinkle-free tuck.
- Button up your pants
To secure the Military Tuck in place, button up your pants and tighten your belt.