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If there is a pet peeve that most people can agree on, it is a poorly tailored suit. A second that goes hand-in-hand with that is a messy shirt and tie.

Tailoring a suit well is a whole different subject matter. However, there is something that men can do to keep their shirt tucked in nice and neat throughout the day, and that is by using a pair of “shirt-stays”.

This (unfortunately) fairly unknown item really does make a big difference to your overall presentation and in part to your overall feeling in your suit. One end attaches to the top of the sock while the other to the tail of the shirt and voila! Your socks are kept up and shirt tucked in, helping to maintain a sharp image throughout the day.

P.S. Don’t forget that a tie clip can really help to not only keep your tie in place, but also elevate the overall look of your suit. Finish off with a pair of collar stays to give that collar a clean structure to emphasise your tie-knot.

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