"Button-down" is the most misused word in men's clothing. A button-down, you know, is a men's dress or "business" shirt which has collars that are each secured down to the front panel of the shirt by… a button! Shocking, I know. But we have become confused however with the button-front shirt, which nearly all men's office-type shirts are, as they have buttons as well, just down the front, not at the collar-tips, and also the popular phrase, "button-down culture," which technically means a culture of uniformity. (And when I say "dress shirt," I do not mean the shirt intended for use in formal evening wear, or what we would [...]
Once upon a time-to be specific, 1992 in San Francisco-a friend and I saw a t-shirt in a gay store that read simply "Let go of my ears, I know what I'm doing." Oh how we laughed. Mostly because, JESUS, REALLY? Now-and surely we are late to this horrible party, but, so sad, not so late that we didn't accidentally ever find out about it-there is a huge online store of "witty gay t-shirts." We learned this because they advertise on everyone's fave raunchy gossip blog Dlisted, and good for them. But still, basically, if I see any of you in these, you are on your own.