What is the point of button flies?

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  1. stylemeup

    stylemeup Senior member

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    What is the point of button flies?

    They seem to be pretty popular on this site, but to me they seem counterproductive because with a button fly it will take much longer to urinate.

    Am I missing something about why button flies are good?
     
  2. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, one's crotch is absolutely the last place they should want a pair of interlocking metal teeth.
     
  3. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    I usually don't wait till the verge of my kidneys exploding to bleed the lizard, so your points irrelevant.

    I won't forget to button my pants, zipper I'm not 100%, (especially when plastered)

    I wear unsanforized jeans so the denim shrinks alot, with a zipper the zipper won't shrink and will look distorted.
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I don't know. Button flies is one of the few things I give into regarding groupthink. I know it can mean better construction so if I find it on a pair of pants I buy the better.
     
  5. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    I never forget to button button flies.

    I can't say the same for zipper flies.
     
  6. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    I like buttons because they are a not as common as the usual zipper. Its all in the details. As for opening and closing... I never actually use it. I always pull my pants down when I pee (I never use urinals)
     
  7. Stewbone

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    Yes button flys are more unique. They dont come unzipped. You only need to unbotton one or two to take a piss. Plus buttons dont get jammed or fall off.
     
  8. apropos

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    Yes button flys are more unique. They dont come unzipped. You only need to unbotton one or two to take a piss. Plus buttons dont get jammed or fall off.
    Not all of us.

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    jungshoe Senior member

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    after i found about button flies, there was no looking back. i refuse to buy jeans with zippers.
     
  10. maomao1980

    maomao1980 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My Attolini trousers has 11 buttons or so, sometimes I wish there is just a zipper.
     
  11. yfyf

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    I hate button flys and the few fancy Italian suits I have seem to insist on them. Bastards.

    Plus I have had one button fall off before and it was pretty annoying.
     
  12. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    all about presentation..
     
  13. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I've had far more zippers malfunction than buttons.
     
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    I don't know about you guys, but zipper flies have a knack for unzipping themselves in the worst circumstances.
     
  15. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Sprezzatura. Conversation starters.

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