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How many buttons undone without tie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by UK2004, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    It`s either 2 undone or just wear a tie for me. I don`t like the look of 1 undone.
     
  2. kakaroach

    kakaroach Well-Known Member

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    Now that I think about it. I usually unbutton 2 as I have a shorter neck and this 'V' shape that forms at the base of my neck combined with the collar of the shirt helps me give the impression that I have a longer neck and also helps with the broader shoulders mirage. Of course this is only true for my fitted shirts. I'll also toggle between 1 button and two buttons when wearing a sportcoat as I feel two buttons with a sportcoat give me that "I have a major (alcohol induced) migrane" look. Not the best look IMO.
     
  3. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    2 for me, although in a few situations I'll just do 1. Today I had a crewneck sweater over a button-down, and I went just 1.
     
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    The problem with only 1 button is if you have a necklace. In most shirts you won't be able to see it with only 1 button undone. So I usually unbutton two.
     
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    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    4.
    minimum
     
  8. mbc

    mbc Senior member

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    Yes nothing is more attractive to the opposite (or same sex) that you are trying to attract, than by having a rug sticking out of your shirt. [​IMG]

    Jon.

    Roll your eyes all you want, kid. Apparently your experience is... limited.
     
  9. kakaroach

    kakaroach Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]


    or one in the cooler months, 2 in the summer.



    He looks uptight [​IMG]..

    (maybe he should loosen a couple more buttons)
     
  10. brianst62

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    2 is more comfortable
     
  11. jischwar

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    Roll your eyes all you want, kid. Apparently your experience is... limited.

    The ladies love it!
     
  12. AMG1

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    I guess two would look better.
     
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  15. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    I like 2 best, but it is sometimes difficult getting shirts to cooperate. They can splay open a little too much depending on the fabric and how well they have been ironed.
     
  16. schrag

    schrag Well-Known Member

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    1 or 2, as mentioned it's all about spacing (and cut). Sometimes with only one undone the shirt pulls too much around the buttonhole.

    With button down collars I can usually undo two and everything stays trim and together. With point collars it's usually one unless they are a casual smaller one. Otherwise they get too unruly.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2012
  17. landshark

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    Typically 1. 2 if it's hotter.
     

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