Originally Posted by in stitches
two things occurred to me today.
1. at first i was indifferent to BD collars. then i was specifically opposed them in entirety. and now, i love them. not really with a tie right now, but stand alone, with a sweater, or SC, i think they are awesome. and i have stocked up on them as of late.
Originally Posted by mymil
Went through something similar myself recently. I think buttondown collars are excellent worn without a tie, but would much rather wear a different type of collar with.
I too went from not really ever preferring BD collars, to liking them quite a lot, and have added a few to my rotation lately. I do, however, think that with the right tie/jacket combination, they are also great with ties, but then I'm kind of partial to the academic/professorial look. I especially like them with bowties.