Fruit loops and collar buttons

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    Nov 23, 2014 4:39 AM GMT
    Back in the day, men's dress shirts had a small button at the back of the collar, and a fabric loop around the pleat at the top of the back panel.

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    Nov 23, 2014 4:42 AM GMT
    The button is to keep his necktie from slipping out in the back. Some shirts still have it.

    In the past people didn't have closets with rods and hangers, all clothes were stored on pegs or hooks and shirts were hung on the pegs or hooks by the loop. There is one reference to it being used to hold the shirt close to jacket when the jacket had a button in the center back. The loop would go over the button to keep the shirt from creeping up over the shoulders. Today it's just done out of tradition and decoration.
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    Nov 24, 2014 1:43 PM GMT
    At some point in the very late 1950s and certainly in the early 1960s, the fashion for casual shirts first appeared for button-down collars which also had a decorative button in the back of the collar which served no real practical purpose. Then some dress shirts in this era also acquired button down collars but usually did not include a button in the back
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    I'm hungry now for some reason.
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    Nov 24, 2014 5:16 PM GMT
    Popped the collar on my Pink Izod all day Thursday...

    Thought his head was going to explode--got your passive aggressive.