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button-down

1. adjective Having or fastened together by buttons, as of a shirt or shirt collar. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. We're going to a nice restaurant for dinner, so be sure to wear a button-down shirt, please!
2. adjective Conservative, unimaginatively conventional, or old-fashioned, as of a person's clothing, attitude, behavior, or beliefs. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. He spent his entire adult life as a button-down clerk, so when he turned 65, he decided it was time for adventure.
3. noun A shirt that has a collar and buttons extending down the full length of its front. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I've got a date tonight, so I'm going to buy a nice button-down for the occasion.
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One man is wearing a button-down buttoned too low showing "Too Much Wolf," one male in a shirt buttoned too high showing "Too Little Wolf," and one man who gets it just right in a johnnie-O button-down shirt featuring the Tweener Button.
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She also looks to Bauhaus for inspiration, working bold, color-infused prints over tailored button-downs and simple tees.
An increasing number of heterosexual professional men are giving up their college weekend wear for Vestimenta suits and Haupt button-downs.
Brightly striped grosgrain ribbons emblazon the fronts of polo shirts and line the plackets of crisp cotton button-downs.
He'll put things together as he goes along -- a soccer jersey and embroidered dress pants, a blue blazer, white button-down shirt and silk tie with nylon track pants -- juxtaposing pattern, color, and mood with nonchalance.
And look for menswear ideas in feminine interpretations: shirt-styled dresses and jackets (in soft, pretty fabrics), polos and button-downs without sleeves, with sexy fits.
Their 2014 fashion line promotes the current 90's chic feel with such clothing and accessories as crop tops, wide leg trousers, tied button-down tops, sheer garments, metallics, large sunglasses, chic headbands, classy hats, and trending jewelry.