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Are button collars out-of-style?

post #1 of 90
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I notice that several users on SF wear a spread or point collar without buttons. Are button collars going out of style?
post #2 of 90
1. it's probably more important which collar shape and style flatters your face (example I find the soft button collars, usually point ones, that 'roll' tends to make people look like they have a fat roll around the neck)
2. it's a regional thing, so button downs (where you can see the buttons) tends to be a more american/trad thing, whereas spreads are more european (english?)
3. the forum seems to have swayed more towards the spread collar look, or button downs with hidden buttons (but undone for sprezz!)... I blame a few prominent members wayw pics
4. eh, there's some fashion trends with spread collars, but the mainstream is always so slow to adopt that who really knows. button-downs do feel a little old-fashioned, but they were never a 'style'/fashion item anyway.
Edited by Master-Classter - 9/17/11 at 3:05pm
post #3 of 90
I love button down oxfords, very nice. Different settings call for different attire. I wouldn't wear a button down with a suit.
post #4 of 90
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

I love button down oxfords, very nice. Different settings call for different attire. I wouldn't wear a button down with a suit.

yea I think buttons on a shirt while wearing a suit can look a little odd.
post #5 of 90
About a 1/3 of my shirts have button collars and I tend to I wear button collars when not wearing a tie, and therefore when not wearing a suit or jacket. Now that I think about it, I think with me it has more to do with the shirt materials on the button collar shirts. They're all more casual, heavier coarser textures like oxfords and I don't think I would buy a button down in a poplin.
post #6 of 90
I love button down shirts. They look great without a tie and stand up on their own with a suit or sportcoat. They go well with a 4 in hand tie knot too.
post #7 of 90
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

I notice that several users on SF wear a spread or point collar without buttons. Are button collars going out of style?

No.

unless these "several users on SF" happens to be Phat Guido, then the sheeps will follow suit.
post #8 of 90
would never wear a shirt with a button collar
post #9 of 90
Out of style? Absolutely not! No one collar serves every purpose.

Edit: And because no one collar serves ever purpose, it is only natural that you will see people wearing different collar types.
Edited by RSS - 9/17/11 at 9:41am
post #10 of 90
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Originally Posted by sns23 View Post

would never wear a shirt with a button collar
Your reasoning, dear sir?
post #11 of 90

It is not a matter of out-of-style. Buttondown collar shirts are more casual and they shouldn't be worn with a tie -even if you can see many buttondown collars with a tie in the US-.
I like buttondown oxfords and linen shirts, but i wouldn't wear them with a suit.

post #12 of 90
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

Your reasoning, dear sir?

I think they are tacky and look a little unrefined.
post #13 of 90
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Originally Posted by Leonel Dante View Post

It is not a matter of out-of-style. Buttondown collar shirts are more casual and they shouldn't be worn with a tie -even if you can see many buttondown collars with a tie in the US-.
I like buttondown oxfords and linen shirts, but i wouldn't wear them with a suit.


Please elaborate the part where you wrote that button downs shouldn't be worn with a tie. I think you may have forgotten to add "imho". wink.gif
post #14 of 90
So many noobs posting random nonsense in this thread.
post #15 of 90
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Originally Posted by phoenixrecon View Post

So many noobs posting random nonsense in this thread.

Amen. BDs are a great look: they're a little less formal, but not inappropriate for a suit, and are the main line style in the Northeast. I wear them exclusively, except I wear hidden button-downs for formal occasions.

There's a definite correlation in this thread between post count and approval of BDs.
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