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Are button collars out-of-style?

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

  1. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    I notice that several users on SF wear a spread or point collar without buttons. Are button collars going out of style?
     


  2. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    1. it's probably more important which collar shape and style flatters your face (example I find the soft button collars, usually point ones, that 'roll' tends to make people look like they have a fat roll around the neck)
    2. it's a regional thing, so button downs (where you can see the buttons) tends to be a more american/trad thing, whereas spreads are more european (english?)
    3. the forum seems to have swayed more towards the spread collar look, or button downs with hidden buttons (but undone for sprezz!)... I blame a few prominent members wayw pics
    4. eh, there's some fashion trends with spread collars, but the mainstream is always so slow to adopt that who really knows. button-downs do feel a little old-fashioned, but they were never a 'style'/fashion item anyway.
     
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  3. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    I love button down oxfords, very nice. Different settings call for different attire. I wouldn't wear a button down with a suit.
     


  4. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    yea I think buttons on a shirt while wearing a suit can look a little odd.
     


  5. laphroaig

    laphroaig Senior member

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    About a 1/3 of my shirts have button collars and I tend to I wear button collars when not wearing a tie, and therefore when not wearing a suit or jacket. Now that I think about it, I think with me it has more to do with the shirt materials on the button collar shirts. They're all more casual, heavier coarser textures like oxfords and I don't think I would buy a button down in a poplin.
     


  6. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I love button down shirts. They look great without a tie and stand up on their own with a suit or sportcoat. They go well with a 4 in hand tie knot too.
     


  7. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    No.

    unless these "several users on SF" happens to be Phat Guido, then the sheeps will follow suit.
     


  8. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    would never wear a shirt with a button collar
     


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    RSS Senior member

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    Out of style? Absolutely not! No one collar serves every purpose.

    Edit: And because no one collar serves ever purpose, it is only natural that you will see people wearing different collar types.
     
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    RSS Senior member

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    Your reasoning, dear sir?
     


  11. Leonel Dante

    Leonel Dante Well-Known Member

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    It is not a matter of out-of-style. Buttondown collar shirts are more casual and they shouldn't be worn with a tie -even if you can see many buttondown collars with a tie in the US-.
    I like buttondown oxfords and linen shirts, but i wouldn't wear them with a suit.
     


  12. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    I think they are tacky and look a little unrefined.
     
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  13. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Please elaborate the part where you wrote that button downs shouldn't be worn with a tie. I think you may have forgotten to add "imho". ;)
     


  14. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    So many noobs posting random nonsense in this thread.
     


  15. godofcoffee

    godofcoffee Senior member

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    Amen. BDs are a great look: they're a little less formal, but not inappropriate for a suit, and are the main line style in the Northeast. I wear them exclusively, except I wear hidden button-downs for formal occasions.

    There's a definite correlation in this thread between post count and approval of BDs.
     


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