Originally Posted by Tuerney1
That was very well said. Different people just have different attitudes and different styles...here, I think it is far less of a correct vs. incorrect issue, as everyone understands what buttons and buttonholes are for in the first place.
As for the affectation, well, that's just what someone who doesn't appreciate a given style calls it. Others would say that ascots, bowties, felt hats, chesterfields, waistcoats, pocket squares, brown shoes with a blue suit, flannel suiting, working sleeve buttonholes in the first place, etc., are affected. Some people even consider neckties at most social functions a matter of affectation.
Although I don't wear them unbottoned without rolling them up, I think if you want to leave sleeve buttons undone, good on ya.
Look, all that's well and good. De gustibus non est disputandum, etc. etc.
This conversation started, remember, because one person here asked everyone else for their
opinions. And--surprise--they all gave them. Some of them harshly.
I guess my point is, if you don't want to know what others on this forum think about a particular clothing or dressing choice, don't ask! Or if you do ask, be prepared for some negative responses, since there are two sides to every issue. But to ask, then say, hey, it's my perogative, is a little rich. Of course it is. But when you invite people to comment on your perogatives, expect to get comments.
I own two pairs of Sandro Moscoloni black leather slip-on ankle boots with rubber soles. I wear them when it rains. They're comfortable. I kind of like them, esp. because I paid $30 for them. When the soles wear through, I'll throw them out. But I don't post pictures of them on this message board, ask for people's opinions, and then get huffy when they don't like my choice of footwear (actually, I've never posted a picture of my own shoes here...). I just keep them to myself. Well, until now.