Also, I am a student and while wearing button front shirts every single day, I rarely go with a tie, therefore I like that the buttons alone hold the collar in shape.
I never liked the traditional US design though, I am against breast pockets, center pleats, plackets and a sacky fit.
Do you like the small buttons on your BD collar?
I received my first shirt from Luxire with lovely MOP buttons on the placket, but buttons different in shape and color on the collar.
They almost appeared like white plastic because they had so little shine and where that much lighter in color than the MOP of the other buttons.
To be honest, I am afraid they were identical to those that were sewn to your shirt.