Men's button down custom dress shirt and button down tailored shirts

The men's button down custom dress shirt or men's button down tailored shirt is basically the same as any other dress shirt, except for one important difference - there is a buttonhole located at the tip of each collar point, which are fastened to the shirt.

Now, time for a bit of interesting history on the class men’s button down dress. The much celebrated button down dress shirt or button down tailored shirt for men was famously invented by Brooks Brothers in the United States towards the end of the 19th century. It was known as a “sport shirt” due to the fact that it was introduced 1896 to serve the needs of polo players.

Due to it’s origin, the button down dress shirts or button down tailored shirts were originally known as “polo shirts”. Back in the late 19th century English polo players played their sport wearing, believe it or not, long sleeve oxford cloth dress shirts. To avoid their collars from flapping around, these polo players affix their collars to their custom dress shirts using buttons. The highly observant John Brooks whose family founded the historied Brooks Brothers in 1818, noticed what the players where doing and thought to himself his company should help these polo player solve this annoyance by making and selling button down dress shirts in his family’s stores in 1896. Of course, the button down custom dress shirt was an instant hit and spread far beyond the New England polo fraternity. This is the reason why Brooks Brothers still label it's button down dress shirt or button down business shirt "The Original Polo Shirt".

Another interesting aside is Ralph Lauren, famed for his Polo trademark use to work at Brooks Brother's Madison Avenue store as a salesman. Brooks Brothers took Ralph Lauren to court and Brook Brothers succeeded in retain the right to use the name “Original-Polo Button Down Collar” shirt.

If you're looking for a more relaxed or softer alternative to the more corporate and formal collar types, the button down custom dress shirt or button down tailored shirt will do the trick. This probably explains why you would probably prefer to wear it in casual settings, rather than at formal events. The button down custom dress shirt or button down tailored shirt can effortlessly gives you a simple and easy look. The button custom down dress shirts or button down tailored shirts are ideal for casual outings. Always remember to fasten the collar buttons. Don't let it flutter around as doing so tend to give off a rather flimsy appearance.

Michelozzo has a reputation making the finest and most comfortable button down dress shirts in the world. All of Michelozzo's dress shirt styles are available with a button down collar. Simply select the button down collar option when shopping with us.