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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
he can't do it better, unfortunately.

to your question: actually a highly regarded member, starting with g., has done it for the sans tie look. would hit.

Who ?
post #17 of 22
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post #18 of 22
I thought this looks quite outstanding

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I thought this looks quite outstanding Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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There are so many things wrong with that outfit/look; the button down is only one of them.
post #20 of 22

Yes you can.  I have seen one at a store last weekend.  Basically it is your traditional spread collar with buttons hidden underneath.  For a casual observer it will look like a shirt with a glued collar, as the buttons are not visible at all.  It looked like it'd be a pain in the rear to unbutton.

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

do you want to have a custom shirt made with a wide spread button down?

sure i have made them before.


can you turn a rtw shirt into a button down?

you could add button holes and the buttons, but the lining inside the collar will probably be

to heavy and thick to have any sort of roll





Carl has done this for me on a sportshirt with an unlined collar, so that the points stopped flying away. I'd second the point that a lined collar would probably look wrong with the addition of buttons.

I'd be very tempted to do this on some of my shirts if I had access to a sewing machine with a buttonhole feature. Taking them to a tailor or doing a hand sewn buttonhole, however, is a lot more trouble and expense then it's worth.
post #22 of 22
If you really want a button down look on a spread collar I'd say just get some magnetic collar stays, you'll get the desired effect but won't look like the above picture. The whole point of .BD is really to keep your collar standing up nicely and I'm not sure it'll work as well as you envision on any form of spread collar. Disclaimer: I know brooks invented the BD collar to stop out flapping while he fished but I think it's more relevant to most of us that it keep the collar standing well.
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