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Can a Spread Collar be Made Button-down?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by XeF4, May 25, 2011.

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Jan 19, 2010
    I'd be very tempted to do this on some of my shirts if I had access to a sewing machine with a buttonhole feature. Taking them to a tailor or doing a hand sewn buttonhole, however, is a lot more trouble and expense then it's worth.
  2. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

    Mar 6, 2012
    If you really want a button down look on a spread collar I'd say just get some magnetic collar stays, you'll get the desired effect but won't look like the above picture. The whole point of .BD is really to keep your collar standing up nicely and I'm not sure it'll work as well as you envision on any form of spread collar. Disclaimer: I know brooks invented the BD collar to stop out flapping while he fished but I think it's more relevant to most of us that it keep the collar standing well.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2012

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