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post #31 of 51
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Originally Posted by Figor View Post
the point is charging a few hundred $ more for the same garment, making you think that you are very unique (the opposite is true, I believe, in the case of jeans) while you take 5 minutes to button your fly after urinating.

Guess people don't drink as much water as they should around here.
Not enough facepalms exist for this.
post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by stylemeup View Post
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?

They're retrocool... there was a time before zippers existed and there were only button flies.
post #33 of 51
I think a zip fly is far more efficient and neater especially when using modern lightweight cloths. Don't forget the zipper isn't that old an invention relatively speaking. Button flys only really work on heavy cloths I think.
post #34 of 51
We have a winner for the ha-ha.
;-)

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Originally Posted by a-rock View Post
I like button fly jeans because its more unique. Likewise, I ask Jantzen to make all my shirts with zippers. My cardigans are lace-ups and my shoes have... laces. Because, you know, I don't want to look ridiculous.
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Not all of us.


Werd, I've gotta undo my belt and rip all 6 buttons open to take a leak. It feels strange the next day when I wear zippered trousers.
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
This thread?




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post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by Toiletduck View Post
Sprezzatura. Conversation starters.

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Sprezzatura is when your really expensive MOP or horn, fly buttons fall into the toilet bowl or urinals and you have to unbutton your working cuff jacket sleeves to retrieve them.
post #39 of 51
Thread Starter 
What's with all the face palms? Is it because I am supposed to inherently know that button flies are awesome without needing to ask?
post #40 of 51
They are harder to forget to close.
post #41 of 51
You have to think, what do you want more: open or close faster?
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by larsrindsig View Post
I've twice caught my foreskin in a zipper. That is not enjoyable.

Also the slidy wotsit sometimes creates an unsightly bulge on your fly (and not the sort that could be confused as indicating a gigantic wang-dang).

Plus, as others have said, zippers can unzip.


You don't wear underwear?
post #43 of 51
i am so skilled at un/buttoning up button flies that im actually faster with one than with a zipper.
post #44 of 51
I had a button fly once and I hated it. Never again. I don't have issues forgetting to zip, and I don't have issues closing my junk in the zipper (edit: knock on wood). So I guess I can't relate to all these people face palming.
post #45 of 51
Among the Amish, men and boys wear denim trousers with two large overlapping panels in the front, which button to the waist. The bishop determines the number and size of buttons. Coats and vests are fastened by hook and eyes, never buttons. Suspenders are used to hold up the trousers. Belts are never worn.

I felt that it was important to mention this in this thread.


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