Hi All, I've tried finding an answer to this searching the forum, but to no avail. I'm trying to understand the purpose and value that OCBD (or really button down collars in general) have in a well dressed man's wardrobe as they seem to be fairly popular on here and praised by several posters I've read who clearly know more than I do about men's clothing and its history. I own exactly one and currently almost never wear it, but I'm working on expanding my shirt wardrobe over the next few months and am trying to figure out if it makes sense to add a few into the mix. It seems to me that an OCBD shirt / shirt with a button down collar is a less formal alternative to a barrel cuff dress shirt with a traditional collar, which is in turn less formal than a french cuff shirt. A barrel cuff shirt with a traditional collar seems more versatile as my understanding is it works better with a wool suit where a button down collar might be considered wrong. I'm having a hard time thinking of circumstances where a dress shirt with a non button down collar would be wrong and a button down collar would be correct. So, what's the point and why bother with buttoning and unbuttoning the collar / worrying about how the collar rolls when it's much easier to just put in a pair of collar stays? Are there circumstances where anyone is going to think I should have worn a button down collar shirt instead of a slightly more formal one? Perhaps I'm the only crazy one, but I'm curious if anyone else thinks this way. Any input is much appreciated.