Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
Not sure this is so. I think of the french front shirt as more formal or elegant and a placket as less formal and better for tieless. A small difference either way.
We had another thread on placket vs. no placket and we were all very confused & not agreeing about whether or not the plain front, no placket was more formal or more sporty. I think there's a case to be made either way.
I hate to iron plackets, and I think they look bad without a tie, so I don't get them. And I could be all wrong about this. All I know is that no placket works for me