I have several shirts with two-button collars. Typically these have two buttons spaced extremely close, aligned vertically on the collar band; one of them has the buttons in a slightly slanted alignment. My first such shirt was from Robert Talbott; then my wife got me an Armani like this (which has a pattern not very conducive to neckties, so it matters less because I rarely button the top); then I tried a Jantzen collar because I liked the way it looked. I have finally come to the conclusion that I can't stand this. They are all incredibly difficult to button. This is particularly true for the one that's a little bit tighter than it should be, but really all of them are a pain. And I don't see any real advantage--they don't hold the collar any flatter, or anything like that. Is there any genuine functional purpose for this, or is it just to look cool? Have I had several rounds of bad luck, or just low finger strength and dexterity?
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2/3/05 at 4:00pm