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Here’s All You Need to Know About that “French Tuck” on Queer Eye

The haphazard shirt tucking style is universally flattering.
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In the second season of Netflix's Queer Eye, this generation’s Fab Five has viewers all over the globe tuning in for expert tips on design, style, food, grooming, and culture with each makeover.

Although each episode has its share of noteworthy lessons, perhaps none is more memorable than the “French tuck,” as introduced by resident style guru Tan France. Naturally, as is with the way of the Internet, #FrenchTuck blew up all over Instagram, with fans showing their take on this simple yet effortless tip.

If you’ve yet to catch up on the trend, we’ll save you the Google search. The French tuck is tucking the front of your shirt loosely and leaving the back untucked and billowy. Tan swears by it as the go-to sartorial move that can instantly slim you down and also make a basic look more interesting.

Although Queer Eye has gotten everyone buzzing about the French tuck, the styling concept has long been employed by the fashion-conscious. Here, local celebrities make the case for the careless tuck, the kind that will make your mama go crazy. 

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David Guison 

The popular style blogger does a variant of the French tuck, only stuffing one flap of his shirt and keeping the rest loose. This move works for strictly casual pieces like resort shirts and only for a devil-may-care vibe. For work and other dressier ocassions, veer away. 

LA Aguinaldo 

In true ‘90-inspired fashion, the model adds an interesting detail to the popular oversized sweatshirt, tucking the front only so slightly that it allows the rest of the garment to billow and fold in the right places. 

Jericho Rosales 

Jericho’s style is effortlessly cool, channeling a modern James Dean, so it’s no surprise that the actor has added the French tuck to his arsenal. He rocks a subtle fold in the front, a look that would clearly earn Tan’s approval. 

Erwan Heussaff 

On a trip to Osaka, Erwan wears a relaxed look, cuffing the sleeves of his printed shirt and keeping the rest loose. 

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Nico Bolzico 

Does this count? Clad in a daytime suit, Nico brings party and proper together in a discreet front tuck that loosens up the look.

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