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Buttoning A Dress Shirt: Top to Bottom or Bottom to Top?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by allman brotha, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. allman brotha

    allman brotha Member

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    someone on this site once said buttoning a dress shirt from bottom to top is better because the shirt lasts longer that way. Can't find the thread now.

    Any validity to this?

    Also....one time on 'All in the Family' Archie and Meathead were arguing about shoes and socks. Archie said men put on sock/sock, shoe/shoe, but Meathead said sock/shoe, sock/shoe because if there is a fire and you have to go outside, you can hop on the foot with sock/shoe and stay dry, as opposed to being in two socks w/out shoes.

    Thoughts?
     


  2. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    I think you need to get a girlfriend.

    Mind if this is typical of your banter I'll be shocked if a girl goes anywhere near you.
     


  3. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    not sure if trolling... :facepalm:
     


  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I remember that All in the Family episode.

    Button from the middle up and then down. That's how men in the highest tax bracket do it.
     


  5. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    Thank you. I am going to post this in SWD so we can continue to make unfair generalizations about this side of the forum.
     


  6. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Actually the 1% have the shirt buttoned for them. That's one of the things the upstairs maid does.
     


  7. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    This is actually how I do it. I close the button closest to the waist/navel, just like a suit jacket or sport coat, because of my habit from wearing aforementioned coats.
     


  8. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Only women have their maids button their clothing. This is one of the reasons that womens clothing buttons the opposite way :teach:
     


  9. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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  10. FlyingMonkey

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    Velcro is the way to go. Mark my words, in ten years all shirts will be using it!

    (Is it my imagination, or have we had an increase in really stupid threads recently?)
     
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  11. gegarrenton

    gegarrenton Senior member

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    Holy jeebus is this thread real?
     


  12. Verniza

    Verniza Senior member

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    You serious bruh? Nobody wears shirts because shirts last longer that way.
     


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