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How many buttons undone without tie?

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

  1. kakaroach

    kakaroach Well-Known Member

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    1 button: casual friday

    2 buttons: casual friday in El Caribe (lucky me I'm from over there) because it is really hot down there year round.

    3 buttons: Latin lover

    4 to no buttons: Guido. Shirt is more of an accessory at this point.

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  2. Britalian

    Britalian Distinguished Member

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


  3. Will

    Will Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    1 button: casual friday

    2 buttons: casual friday in El Caribe (lucky me I'm from over there) because it is really hot down there year round.

    3 buttons: Latin lover

    4 to no buttons: Guido. Shirt is more of an accessory at this point.

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    The rule of thumb is one open button for each squirt of cologne.
     


  4. andrewlef

    andrewlef Senior Member

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    1 only. Unless one is a pimp and would like to show off his thick gold chains and forest of chest hair, in which case I think one could safely unbutton 3-5, depending on spacing.
     


  5. kakaroach

    kakaroach Well-Known Member

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    The rule of thumb is one open button for each squirt of cologne.

    Perhaps there is a direct correlation between what you and I said? I know it's definately true for the 'latin lover' type..
     


  6. Dragon

    Dragon Distinguished 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.
     


  7. 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.
     


  8. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass 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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    4.
    minimum
     


  13. mbc

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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.
     


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    kakaroach Well-Known Member

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



    He looks uptight [​IMG]..

    (maybe he should loosen a couple more buttons)
     


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    2 is more comfortable
     


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