Are button collars out-of-style?

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

  1. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    This is the most nonsensical thread I have read in my short history on SF. (I primarily read MC, BTW.) Someone needs to re-post the history of button down collars. I believe they started in Britain and became popularized through Brooks Brothers, but I am not expert.

    I do know that a well made button collar shirt is a classic piece of men's wear.
     


  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Along with your polo pants and mallet.
     


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    I take it you have never visited the Current Events forum? In any event you are a relatively new member ... sadly, you'll find yourself exposed to far greater 'nonsense' all too soon.



    Or a BB sack suit. ;)
     
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  4. luftvier

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    Oops. Forgot to button.
     
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  5. luftvier

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    Damn.
     


  6. luftvier

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  8. luftvier

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    I'm powerless to stop the flood of BDs.
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  9. luftvier

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    My god, it's full of sacks.
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  10. luftvier

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  11. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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  12. luftvier

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    For cereal now, the dammed BD shirt has been around since the 1890s here in the US and has been worn with suits just about as long. At this point in American menswear, one who suggests that BDs are "out of style" might as well say that navy suits are out of style.
     


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    Perhaps he was taught by the Gianni Agnelli school of dress.

    While I don't wear button down collars with my suits (I'll add -- for leftvier's benefit -- I don't wear American inspired suits) I do wear them with my English tweed sport coats. Both the collar and the coats (hacking style) seem to have been inspired by horsey persuits.
     
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  14. TexasDan

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    Lufty - I picture is certainly worth a 1,000 words. Some nice looks in there.
     


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    +1 I have quite a few BD from RL and they are perfect casual weekend shirts as well as a break from the more formal shirts i have when worn with ties as Lufty has perfectly illustrated above.
     


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