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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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As the first provider of ready-to-wear fashion in America and the inventor of the classic button-down shirt, Brooks Brothers is a truly iconic brand that has shaped the American style of dress," said Steven Sicular, Managing Partner, Creative of G+G.
5 oz 100% cotton, double needle stitching throughout, button-down collar, horn-tone buttons, patch pocket, port authority s500t or equivalent.