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What is the point of button flies?

post #1 of 51
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What is the point of button flies?

They seem to be pretty popular on this site, but to me they seem counterproductive because with a button fly it will take much longer to urinate.

Am I missing something about why button flies are good?
post #2 of 51
To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, one's crotch is absolutely the last place they should want a pair of interlocking metal teeth.
post #3 of 51
I usually don't wait till the verge of my kidneys exploding to bleed the lizard, so your points irrelevant. I won't forget to button my pants, zipper I'm not 100%, (especially when plastered) I wear unsanforized jeans so the denim shrinks alot, with a zipper the zipper won't shrink and will look distorted.
post #4 of 51
I don't know. Button flies is one of the few things I give into regarding groupthink. I know it can mean better construction so if I find it on a pair of pants I buy the better.
post #5 of 51
I never forget to button button flies. I can't say the same for zipper flies.
post #6 of 51
I like buttons because they are a not as common as the usual zipper. Its all in the details. As for opening and closing... I never actually use it. I always pull my pants down when I pee (I never use urinals)
post #7 of 51
Yes button flys are more unique. They dont come unzipped. You only need to unbotton one or two to take a piss. Plus buttons dont get jammed or fall off.
post #8 of 51
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Originally Posted by Stewbone View Post
Yes button flys are more unique. They dont come unzipped. You only need to unbotton one or two to take a piss. Plus buttons dont get jammed or fall off.
Not all of us.

post #9 of 51
after i found about button flies, there was no looking back. i refuse to buy jeans with zippers.
post #10 of 51
My Attolini trousers has 11 buttons or so, sometimes I wish there is just a zipper.
post #11 of 51
I hate button flys and the few fancy Italian suits I have seem to insist on them. Bastards.

Plus I have had one button fall off before and it was pretty annoying.
post #12 of 51
all about presentation..
post #13 of 51
I've had far more zippers malfunction than buttons.
post #14 of 51
I don't know about you guys, but zipper flies have a knack for unzipping themselves in the worst circumstances.
post #15 of 51
Sprezzatura. Conversation starters.

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