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  • adj. Alternative spelling of button-down.


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  • Joe Biden, in a blue jacket over a striped blue buttondown shirt and navy slacks, ordered a 14-ounce sirloin steak cooked medium well ($30).

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  • I could see her in something like this: she was a schoolteacher in the early 1950s and then went back when her children were older, and she LIVES in mens buttondown shirts with a scarf or necklace.

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  • He was laid back in the chair with a 'country club' crisp openattheneck, buttondown shirt, and had his left ankle resting on his knee.

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  • As she leans forward, her buttondown shirt sags and I notice the all-familiar “X” penciled across her left breast.

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  • Our solution is the patent-pending Pivot Sleeve, a completely reconstructed buttondown that retains the traditional look and feel of a dress shirt while working equally well both on and off the a bicycle.

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  • The basic challenge was straightforward, when you lean forward on a bike a buttondown shirt stresses.

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  • I have yet to sew a buttondown shirt or blouse (I sew mostly knits) but all the advice I've read is to *not* use button placement guide on the pattern, especially if you have done a full bust alteration (FBA).

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  • Knee-length shirtdress with pointy collar, vertical back darts, back seam, full buttondown front, underbust gathers at a slightly curved up empire seam, skirt with front princess seams.

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  • The first time I spoke to him I didn't even recognize him because I always think of him as the guy in the "Auberge" with his neat little BCBG haircut and buttondown.

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  • "When in doubt, I usually revert to my childhood custom of dressing like the boy Id like to date - fitted buttondown, oversized cardigan and broken-in leather boots - with a few modifications."

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