Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
I think that you're misusing the terminology. A 'button-down' refers to a collar with points that button to the shirt which is inherently casual.
Perhaps in England and the iGentry, but in America generally, button down usually refers to the button front shirt. If you're referring to the collar, use "button down collar". Also, being a pedantic dick is generally frowned upon. But if you have to be, make sure that your interpretation is the only valid one instead of one of a larger number of valid ones. Otherwise, you're just an asshole. To the OP in regards to shoes: Sperrys are okay, but not IMO the greatest. I would go for penny loafers or dirty bucks. If you don't have the budget for the other recommendations on pennys, stick with Bass. I think it's the gilman that comes in a full grain, oiled leather if you want that, as well as suede. They also have the standard shiny corrected grain ones- not as bad as SF often makes out. Certainly a class above the crap most people wear. And even if you do have the money for higher end, bass is fine for bucks. Grab a pair. Suede whatever goes great with jeans.