“It’s a scary look for me as a woman,” says Rachel Comey, the young New York designer who, for the record, showed many shirts tucked into trousers in her fall 2006 men’s collection. “The guys doing it look desperate.”

Bastian concurs: “These guys don’t understand that they would pull so many more women if they just tucked their shirt in and looked put-together.”

That doesn’t mean you have to pull your pants up to your nipples, stuff your shirt down in there, and cinch your belt good and tight. You can keep your hip-riding APCs where they are, just reel in the tails. Unless you’re on your way to your first Communion, no one will think your mother made you do it.