Button up or Button Down?


To most of us, button up and button down shirts are the exact same.  Looking at a men’s shirt from the eye of its wearer, we can get a better look at the intricate details behind a seemingly simple shirt.

To a gentleman, a button down is easy to wear, versatile and can be styled with jeans.  On the weekend it's a classic and for the 9-to-5, it’s a staple.

Now, let’s take a look at what the actual difference is between button up and button down shirts:  

The key detail in button down shirts are the two buttons that help keep the collar in place, and in a button up shirt - the collar lays more freely allowing for a more relaxed look. Often times, a button up shirt may lack a collar and have a looser structure than a button down, making it a challenge to style at a typical 9-to-5  - but still a good choice in a short sleeve format.

Button downs are a staple in every gentleman’s closet. Pair it with your favorite denim and open collar, you’re ready for a night out.  If you need to look sharp, add a well fitted blazer and the single cuff, european classic fit design of Origin shirts will have you looking your best!

Check out our button down shirts to add something new to your closet that uniquely defines your unique sense of style.