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    Shirt stays/"Hidden Tailor"

    Anyone use any of the various systems for keeping your shirts tucked in and in place? I wear dress shirts quite often, and they have a tendency to bunch, fold over, and generally get tangled up in my belt gear. Do any of the esteemed forum members have any recommendations, product reviews, or other ideas? Thanks.
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    If your going to go with the shirt stays, get the ones with the stirrups on the foot end, not the ones with the clips on top and bottom.

    They're part of the USMC uniform items, and work quite well in their purpose, I don't spend enough time in such attire anymore thankfully.

    One annecdote about the clips on each end is that I had one stay over stretched and the clips came loose and the stay shot all the way up my leg and well, you put it togeather.

    See HERE for both types and you'll see what I mean, also the one picutured with them in front of the legs are insane, you want them on the outer and inner sides of your legs.

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    They work well enough, I have used them in the past. I like the rubbery belt thing better, its much more comfortable. I'll see if I can find a link for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    One annecdote about the clips on each end is that I had one stay over stretched and the clips came loose and the stay shot all the way up my leg and well, you put it togeather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    One annecdote about the clips on each end is that I had one stay over stretched and the clips came loose and the stay shot all the way up my leg and well, you put it togeather.
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    Well you're not the only one!
    I think everyone in uniform has experienced that at least once.
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    WOW, thanks for the memories, Guys!

    I had forgotten all about "shirt garters", as we called them. Haven't worn or seen them since OTS @ Lackland AFB in 1967, probably before most of you were born. Had to wear a pair during training, but never again during the rest of the 20 years I put in.

    ... and 10-4 on the loose clip episode.
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    WOW....that sounds and LOOKS painfull. Not mention that it doesnt look very comfortable
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    Quote Originally Posted by target1911 View Post
    WOW....that sounds and LOOKS painfull. Not mention that it doesnt look very comfortable
    The stirrup type that I had were pretty good, the material wasn't as abrasive as the clippy shorter elastic ones.

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    I'm grateful that the USN didn't require them. Somehow my shirts always stayed neatly in place, had a USMC Master Sgt, a dear friend, ask me once how I did it and I never could give him an answer.
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    Quartemasters offers the stirrups and something they call the Hidden Taylor.
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