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what do people think of double button collars?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by horton, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. horton

    horton Senior member

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    I'd appreciate opinions.

    Have they had their day or are they here to stay?
     
  2. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    They're nice if you have a longer neck
     
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    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    javyn Senior member

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    I got a shirt off ebay that has pointed collars, but they still button underneath. Weird!
     
  5. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    They're nice if you have a longer neck

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  6. horton

    horton Senior member

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    and not vertically aligned? Still for giraffes?

    Thanks again for the opinions.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    While I have several they don't seem anything special or worth seeking out.
     
  8. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I got my first one about a month ago, and think I will start ordering more with double button collars. I`m not a giraffe, but I think the little extra height works with my silouette.

    I think they look good unbuttoned, without a tie too...but I rarely go out with that look myself.

    On the downside, the extra button is an extra pain to button.
     
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    jml90 Senior member

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    I think they look good unbuttoned, without a tie too...but I rarely go out with that look myself.
    I think they look better than single button collars because of they can stand well because of the height sans a tie
     
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    rnoldh Senior member

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    I don't have a long neck, and see absolutely no reason to buy one.

    I wish Alex Kabazz would join this thread and tell us his opinion of double buttons, and if he sells them.
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I don't have a long neck, and see absolutely no reason to buy one. I wish Alex [Kabbaz] would join this thread and tell us his opinion of double buttons, and if he sells them.
    In my experience he doesn't shy away from them if you have a neck that needs them. But I don't speak for him.
     
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    I like them quite a bit so long as I'm not wearing a tie. Then it's back to a single button.
    As far as pushing it, last time I was at NM they had a Turnbull & Asser shirt with triple button cuffs " clearance priced " @ $165.
     
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    coatandthai Senior member

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    A complete waste of time. They are on minute 14 of their 15 minutes so better wear them now.
     
  14. Drinkwaters

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    We sell a few shirts every season with a double button collar and double button cuff. The collar stance on these shirts are alittle higher and we choose fabrics that have interesting expression to them, mostly tattersalls,
    ginghams and fancies. With the interest to wear suits and sports jackets again to work, we have promoted this affectation to replace the tie which still hasn't found favor to those who have not worn one in awhile.

    Gary
     
  15. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A double-button collar serves two functions. First, it helps prevent the collar band from rolling over on higher-collar shirts. Second, the second collar button prevents the first from acting as a pivot point, which ensures that the tie space will not vary depending on how tight you tie your tie or your posture at any given moment.
     
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    I find them to be a bit of work honestly but I can see the advantage if you have a longer neck.
     
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    I have several, at the suggestion of Patrick Chu of WW Chan. I have a long neck and wanted a higher collar, but he advised me the only way to reasonably go any higher was with a double-button collar. Since I always wear them with a tie, I'm the only one who knows. Because of this I don't consider them especially trendy or fashionable, just a way to wear a higher collar and a royal pain in the arse to get buttoned.
     
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    I have a couple, and when I first saw them I thought them quite refined looking, if not certainly different from the normal shirt.

    Now that I've had to wear them, it is, as many have already mentioned, a pain to button. Perhaps I just don't have the length in the neck to wear them in the first place?!?
     
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    i plan to avoid them because they're becoming quite common on mass-produced junk that attempts to masquerade as something more refined. I think they're usually unnecessary.
     

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