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Top button on polo shirt

post #1 of 21
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I know you're supposed to leave the top button unbuttoned on a shirt unless you're wearing a tie, and I've always followed this rule EXCEPT on polo/golf shirts. I often wear these types of shirts to work (office environment) and I think that with the top button unbuttoned they look too casual for an office environment but with the top button buttoned they look just right.

Example: http://imagecache.asos.com/inv/V/77/...k/image1xl.jpg


Anyways recently someone told me that I was committing a fashion faux-pas by buttoning up the top button on my polo shirt, and that a polo shirt has to follow the same rule as any other shirt, ie if there's no tie then the top button is left open. What do you guys think?
post #2 of 21
Get properly sized lacoste shirts. You can unbutton the top button and the placket will stay almost closed without looking sloppy or revealing throat hair, undershirt or any other monstrosities.
post #3 of 21
It's either really nerdy or really hip.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
It's either really nerdy or really hip.

Geek or Chic, and if you think you're one, then you're definitely the other.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
I know you're supposed to leave the top button unbuttoned on a shirt unless you're wearing a tie, and I've always followed this rule EXCEPT on polo/golf shirts. I often wear these types of shirts to work (office environment) and I think that with the top button unbuttoned they look too casual for an office environment but with the top button buttoned they look just right.

Example: http://imagecache.asos.com/inv/V/77/...k/image1xl.jpg


Anyways recently someone told me that I was committing a fashion faux-pas by buttoning up the top button on my polo shirt, and that a polo shirt has to follow the same rule as any other shirt, ie if there's no tie then the top button is left open. What do you guys think?

A polo shirt with the top button buttoned looks ridiculous. Unless you're going for the "Forrest Gump" look.

If you think it's too informal for an office environment - and I agree, it is - then don't wear one to the office. Buttoning it all the way up doesn't fix that problem, just makes one look like a casual dork.
post #6 of 21
People will think you are a " 'tard " if you button up all the buttons. Unless you are a grade A hipster incorporating other dreadful faux, ironic gimmicks into your look, then don't do it.

Read this: http://www.slate.com/id/2237378/
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post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Haha yikes I had no idea...
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post
Get properly sized lacoste shirts. You can unbutton the top button and the placket will stay almost closed without looking sloppy or revealing throat hair, undershirt or any other monstrosities.
What is a lacoste shirt, is that a high-end brand of polo shirts?
post #10 of 21
Tiger Woods and other professional golfers wear their polo shirts with the top button buttoned.
post #11 of 21
Definitly going into hipster dork country.
post #12 of 21
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Well at least I never pop my collar.

Look at this douche: http://josiahpotter.files.wordpress..../11/collar.jpg
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post
Tiger Woods and other professional golfers wear their polo shirts with the top button buttoned.

And you are citing *them* as the pinnacle of style?
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
Well at least I never pop my collar.

Look at this douche: http://josiahpotter.files.wordpress..../11/collar.jpg

Looks better than buttoning the top button.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by phxlawstudent View Post
And you are citing *them* as the pinnacle of style?

Not really, many professional golfers are horrible dressers...but after watching so much golf with buttoned up top buttons, I guess I've gotten used to it.
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