Can a Spread Collar be Made Button-down?

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  1. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    Or is this some sort of faux pas?
     


  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    ^^

    Lol. That Gif Is going to get framed.
     


  4. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    you seem a bit flustered and offended by my honest question.


    How about we put our egos aside and answer the question instead of making this a pissing match?
     


  5. dinogj

    dinogj Senior member

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    what is this i dont even.


    not sure if troll.



    (in case your not a troll... adding buttons to a stiff spread collar shirt would be like wearing a belt and suspenders at the same time, unnecessary. not to mention the buttons would have a weird kinda off balance placement.)
     


  6. JDMills

    JDMills Senior member

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    I've seen it done on this forum actually, in the folded shirt porn thread. He called it an italian buttondown or something like that, it was basically a wide spread button down collar. I never saw how it looked on him though so I can't comment on how well it would work or how it looks. And I dont remember the collar being all that stiff, hope this helps!
     


  7. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    I think Cary Grant had some button-down spread collar shirts that have double cuffs. But unless you are Cary Grant that might be hard to pull off.
     


  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I think Cary Grant had some button-down spread collar shirts that have double cuffs. If Cary Grant can do it, anyone can.

    FTFY [​IMG]
     


  9. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    do you want to have a custom shirt made with a wide spread button down?
    sure i have made them before.

    can you turn a rtw shirt into a button down?
    you could add button holes and the buttons, but the lining inside the collar will probably be
    to heavy and thick to have any sort of roll
     


  10. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    You can wear a spread collar shirt when you go and purchase a button down shirt!
     


  11. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    do you want to have a custom shirt made with a wide spread button down?
    sure i have made them before.

    can you turn a rtw shirt into a button down?
    you could add button holes and the buttons, but the lining inside the collar will probably be
    to heavy and thick to have any sort of roll


    Carl has done this for me on a sportshirt with an unlined collar, so that the points stopped flying away. I'd second the point that a lined collar would probably look wrong with the addition of buttons.
     


  12. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    italian buttondown

    [​IMG]

    I was thinking of having an Argentine button down made (for those not in the know, its a tuxedo shirt button down)
     


  13. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

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    No, but you can buy one. Then you will have two shirts.
     


  14. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    How about we put our egos aside and answer the question instead of making this a pissing match?

    he can't do it better, unfortunately.

    to your question: actually a highly regarded member, starting with g., has done it for the sans tie look. would hit.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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