My most trivial post ever.

I like to wear polo shirts. They look nice, yet are fairly comfortable. And I have gone all through my life buttoning the polo shirts all the way up to the top button. I just did this, and never really thought about it.

Then, the other day, an acquaintance of mine said to me: “Why do you button your shirts all the way up? Nobody does that.” I asked if it was wrong. My acquaintance responded that it just “looked silly”.   I researched it, and sure enough, most people only button the first one or two buttons, and leave the top unbuttoned. Quickly, for fear of being ostracized from the herd, I rectified my mistake.

But, to my mind, this concept seemed very strange. What is the purpose, I asked myself, of including a button that is not to be used? If your not supposed to use it, you don’t need it. The only reason to have a top button is to button the top of your shirt.

Maybe the problem is that I’m too narrow in my thinking, but it doesn’t make sense to me.


What's your stake in this, cowboy?