Button-down shirts, analyzed academically by Nathaniel Weiner

Subculture researcher Nathaniel Weiner, (PhD candidate in York University and Ryerson University’s joint PhD program in Communication and Culture) uses Roland Barthes’ notion of ‘fashion narrative’ to elucidate the close relationship between the button-down shirt and the ‘national imaginaries’ of the United States and Britain, in: Transatlantic Translations of the Button-down Shirt (in the journal TranscUlturAl, Vol 6, #1)Shirts_B_Down

Also see (shirt research related): Hawaiian shirts under the spotlight of rubbish theory

Bonus (Button-Down, not really shirt related) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart






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