Pleats on front of a shirt

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  1. NYCniceguy

    NYCniceguy Well-Known Member

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    I tried on a dress shirt which had two parallel pleat-like folds on the front, except they were sewn, from below the chest all the way down. What is the purpose of these?

    The shirt was excellent, but I often skip the jacket and wonder if it would be tacky to wear it to work without one.
     


  2. officeboy

    officeboy Senior member

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    They are called darts... And generally front darts should be for women's shirts.
     


  3. bjornb17

    bjornb17 Senior member

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    Pleats on front? Shirt is on backwards!
     


  4. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Senior member

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    Sounds pretty unusual. Who was it made by? Sounds a like a designer detail you'd see on something by Kris Van Assche or Helmut Lang.
     


  5. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Yup they are darts and unless you have nice, shapely, supple breasts stay away from shirts with front darts!
     


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    They are supposed to take the attention away from your nipples.
     


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    They are supposed to take the attention away from your nipples.

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