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June 23, 2004

Why do golfers find it necessary to button the top button?

The very first episode of Seinfeld had George and Jerry sitting in the coffee shop discussing the placement and importance of the 2nd to last bottom on the top of a shirt. This entire episode of Seinfeld becomes meaningless if either George or Jerry buttoned the top button of their shirts. But notice even these guys who were not exactly fashion experts knew better than to button the top button of a shirt.

I absolutely hate golfers that button all of the buttons on their shirts. Not that I want to see a guys chest, but how dorky does this look. When did this start? Why did this start? Who in their right mind would do this? I don't even think that Carson, the fashion guru on the TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, would approve of this.

As far as I'm concerned, any guy that uses all of the buttons on his shirt should be labeled a geek. Growing up it was always the nerdy geek that had his shirt buttoned to the top. Now for some bizarre reason golfers find this acceptable. Well I don't.

All golfers utilizing the top button should take a look at Fred "Bring on da" Funk and take a lesson on how to wear a shirt. He's a man that knows how to wear a golf shirt.


Anonymous said...

From what I've heard, and from personal experience; it's to keep the polo shirt's shoulders on your shoulders when you make the swing. Otherwise, the more open one-button-undone collar opening drags the material so that it hangs bunched-up.

The wearing of the now-allowed (and popular) mock-turle collar has the same roots. It keeps your shirt in place and truning with the body. Rather than the body turning within the shirt.

Those old photos of guys in suits and ties playing golf? The secret there was that they were tailored just for playing golf, with special plackets and extra material tailored-in to allow the swing to flow.

Anonymous said...

What really bugs me is golfers running around with their collars turned up. Makes them look like a bunch of tofu eating girly men.

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