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Why Not Button-front Shirts?

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This isn't a true Streetwear post, but probably fans of Streetwear are best able to answer it, as some members likely will not wear button-front shirts unless they have to.

Why is that? Fit? Associations with business clothing or grunge, for example? Vague memories of being forced to dress up in childhood?
 

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Button down shirts take longer to put on and take off. There's your answer.
 

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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Button down shirts take longer to put on and take off. There's your answer.

That's a good reason not to like them on women.... Not men.

Personally, they are a staple of my wardrobe.... But then again I am not really a streetwear person.
 

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Can't answer your Q as buttonups are also a staple of my closet too. But I'd guess that they're seen as too "grownup" by the naysayers......but a well fitting close to body buttonup shirt can be dressed up/down for a "streetwear" vibe. I think the popularity of shirts like Band of Outsiders are making buttonup shirts more acceptable as 'streetwear'
 
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i sometimes too closely associate wearing a button-front shirt with being on the clock. makes it hard to fully relax, maybe?
 

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the only reason i dont wear button front shirts is most fit like tents on me. i am wearing one now... wait... no... its a snap front western... nevermind.
 

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I wear them all the time, but growing up I hated button-front shirts because they never fit. If you're not either built or fat, the standard button-front shirt you're forced to wear growing up fits like a tent. I only really started liking them again when I started to find OTR shirts that I could afford but still fit slim.

EDIT: Cheap beat me to it. If it wasn't for H&M/Zara/the occasional thrift find, I'd have like three button-front shirts that I saved to wear with suits because I can't afford to risk something casually that I spent a lot of money to have tailored.
 

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i do have to say id love to wear more. i thnk if they fit right it is a great look. if i could find one that looked and fit like this

i would wear it all the time.

id also love neals jeans, and jacks sweat shirt and khakis for that matter.
 

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Originally Posted by cheapmutha
i do have to say id love to wear more. i thnk if they fit right it is a great look. if i could find one that looked and fit like this

i would wear it all the time.

id also love neals jeans, and jacks sweat shirt and khakis for that matter.

Reminds me of these pics:





http://ww2.usca.edu/ResearchProjects...inal-1968-trip
 

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Because most button-up shirts are cut to be tucked in.

Tucking your shirt in your pants currently isn't a popular look on the "street"
 

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Here's my favorite streetwear shirt right now. Fits me perfectly. Tailored and just the right length:

 

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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Here's my favorite streetwear shirt right now. Fits me perfectly. Tailored and just the right length:

I like it. Who makes it?

Personally, I do wear button down shirts. I don't do it as often now because I'm in school and fully enjoying my bum privileges. I have to wear button down shirts and suits for the next 40 years, so it's not a priority issue right now.
 

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Thanks for putting those pics up. Nice not only to meet another "Zen" fan but to find a page like that. The first pic on the site is a classic.

My closet is more t-shirts than button-ups, but not by much. Some of my button-ups are more casual than my t-shirts.
 

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I rarely wear button-ups because they often look too formal to me.. that's the only real reason.
 

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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Here's my favorite streetwear shirt right now. Fits me perfectly. Tailored and just the right length:




that's my kinda shirt....I'd also like to know who made it
 

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