There are some things about fashion that seem, well…unnecessary. Like the appendix in your tummy. Or maybe your pinky toe. It’s there, but what’s the purpose? This goes the same for one particular fashion mystery that may stun the masses for years to come….
The indomitable, enigmatic, and strangely ‘useless’ top two buttons of your collared shirt!
What are they for? Why are they there? These are timeless questions. No one uses them, no one cares about them. Heck, even if you wear a tie, it’s still a fashion statement to wear that tie without buttoning the top two buttons!
Fear not, fashion friends — there is an answer. Clothing and fashion exist as a truly evolved entity. You see, it’s not about the privilege of wearing clothes; it’s about the options of wearing clothes the way you want! Surely, you’d expect to see all your favorite jeans, shirts, shorts, tanks, jackets, and coats worn for their specific purpose. But the fact remains: we’re the human race, and we’re individualistic. We want to make a statement that represents us — not our clothes.
Fashion has provided the opportunity, the freedom, to choose how we like to wear our clothes. We don’t button the top two buttons, because it feels more comfortable. We’re a lot freer. We’re even more appealing. At one point, though, it was a fashion statement to button it all the way up. But as we all know — fashion changes almost on a daily basis.
You never know — it might be a complete fashion in to keep all those buttons buttoned. But until then — dress how you want to dress. That is the most important command of all.