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Are button collars out-of-style?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly, I see them as more of a casual shirt, I mostly wear them when I am not going to have on a tie or with a sweater vest or something.
     
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  2. mack11211

    mack11211 Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly what?

    And are you stating general guidelines or simply relaying your own personal taste?
     
  3. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Well-Known Member

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    Well, he said: "...I see them as more of a casual shirt, I mostly wear them when I am not going to..." so my guess would be that he was stating his own point of view. :D
     
  4. Agatha Crusty

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    It's absolutely not like saying patent leather shoes look "plasticky", but it is analogous to a person who knows patent leather shoes are made of leather, and they are favoured by some other people, but who still decides they are not for him. Patent leather shoes are part of the general classic wardrobe, but they are not a universal standard.

    And you made a real pejorative effort choosing your words to describe me merely as the author of: "a bunch of posts complaining that the supermarket should compensate you for a ripped shirt." They were not complaints, it was a legitimate situation. And even on that a large number of people decided I must be wrong, or merely a complainer because it didn't accord with their notions about how life ought to be lived "by a real man". Well fuck them.

    Credentials? Who on earth here has credentials making them the last word in universal taste and style? I don't, and neither do you. I merely stated my preferences and why I have them concerning button-down collars.
     
  5. t2russo

    t2russo Active Member

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    West Coast college boy here. All button down, all day every day.
     
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    West Coast? Good God ... the 'prep' look has spread everywherre ... even beyond the land of real prep schools.
     
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    +1 That is a lot of 'first person' there.
     
  8. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    You make a good point. If I think I wanted a "softer," slightly more casual and accessible look while wearing a business suit, I wouldn't start out with something like Huntsman or Brioni. Since I can't afford Huntsman or Brioni, this is immaterial to me. Since I retired, I am down to only five suits, and two of those are very casual in styling. I'd like get a few more, but the paucity of occasions for wearing a suit makes it very hard to justify the expenditure.
     
  9. dieselman89

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    I think they can look good with a pair of jeans or khakis. But like others have said, I would not recommend wearing them with a suit and tie. It would also be weird to wear them with dress pants.
     
  10. plei89

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    +1
     

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