If you look around you, you’ll probably see one. You might even be wearing one. The button-down shirt. Not all that thrilling, right? Well, ponder this: before the button-down shirt was invented, shirts had to be pulled over the head and the collar had to be attached separately. Cecil Gee opened up his own shop in Great Britain in 1929. He solved the problem by marketing the button-down shirt in 1932. The collars were attached, and you could put the shirt on like a jacket and button it up.
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