What’s wrong with the men’s dress shirt in this picture?
John and I bought this dress shirt for him recently and while I love the color and the soft, cotton damask fabric, we both neglected to notice one very important problem. No, it’s not the size. It looks great on him and fits perfectly. I didn’t button it all the way, but it’s not the buttons or the placket. The shirt will never do. He will never wear it to work. He says he’ll wear it on days where he has all day meetings. I know better. I am betting he will never put in on except to maybe go out to eat, occasionally when it’s very cold.
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Can you figure out what’s so wrong with this men’s dress shirt that would make him not want to wear it, yet it never occurred to us to look for the, (quite obvious), particular problem it has?
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Comment by witchypoo on September 7, 2008 at 2:51 pm
It doesn’t look very tie friendly, because of the collar.
But those buttons? They are wicked weird,woman.
Comment by Memarie Lane on September 7, 2008 at 2:51 pm
I had to look up “placket.”
Is it that the seem across the shoulders comes down a bit low rather than going straight across the meridian of the shoulder area? It does look like a feminine shirt to me.
Comment by Krissa on September 7, 2008 at 4:04 pm
Memarie: No, that’s a result of having gigantic shoulders and the hanger just not filling it out well. All his shirts look like that on the hangers. Look at it again. It’s very obvious once you realize what it is…
And Witchypoo: No, it’s just a regular shirt, tie-wise. But it does look like the collar is very small in the pic. Don’t know why.
The buttons are a dark gray color. That’s not it, tho. Keep looking!
Comment by Memarie Lane on September 7, 2008 at 4:11 pm
Is it the cuffs? It looks like one side has buttons and the other doesn’t, or has the buttons on the wrong side of the cuff, although one is kind of hidden…
Comment by Krissa on September 7, 2008 at 4:24 pm
No. Not the cuffs. And, honestly, I don’t think that it is a defect, per se. They may have meant to do it, but, I have never seen another men’s dress shirt like it.
Comment by Anglophile Football Fanatic on September 7, 2008 at 9:37 pm
It looks like it has pleats? And, it looks like a woman’s dress shirt.
Comment by Colleen on September 7, 2008 at 9:41 pm
It looks like one (the right) shoulder is lower than the other thus making one arm seem longer than the other.
Comment by Tink on September 8, 2008 at 8:23 am
It has stripes! Or are those pleats? I’m not sure, but there’s definitely a design in the fabric.
Comment by Burgh Baby on September 8, 2008 at 10:26 am
I’m going to have to go with the buttons being on the wrong side. I want to say that Kevin Cole shirts button like women’s shirts. I’m not positive, though . . .
Comment by Karen on September 8, 2008 at 9:13 pm
I have to say that I’m stumped on this. It’s a pinstriped dress shirt and I see no obvious flaws. Drat, I’m not good at this.
It is a mens’ shirt, isn’t it? It’s got no booby pleats so I’d have to guess that it’s so.
Comment by Roger on September 8, 2008 at 11:27 pm
I will try this again, please don’t block me Krissa! 🙂
There is nothing wrong with the shirt… it’s a trick question.
I would try to be witty with my answer but that didn’t work the previous two times, so it’s just gonna be a boring answer. 😛
Comment by Krissa on September 8, 2008 at 11:37 pm
Oh, yeah! Right! No, Roger. You are wrong. There is something wrong enough that it’s not really a suitable shirt for John to wear to work in an office environment. It COULD be worn, but it would be evident what is wrong soon enough.
Comment by Roger on September 9, 2008 at 11:20 pm
I think that if John were to, say, perspire it would be rather noticeable.
Benjy says the buttons, and that the tag looks backwards.
Jenni said the buttons.
Andy also said the buttons.
That’s all we got from up here.
Comment by Sabrina on September 10, 2008 at 12:04 am
Is one arm longer than the other? Maybe the picture is distorted and the shirt is really pink?
Comment by SK on September 10, 2008 at 6:33 am
Its a woman’s shirt.
Comment by witchypoo on September 10, 2008 at 7:42 am
It buttons on the wrong side. I think you should give the prize to the first one who got it.
Comment by Krissa on September 10, 2008 at 11:13 am
No, not the wrong side and I agree completely. Can you tell this wasn’t very well thought out? My first contest, still I should have realized… There are now three people who have figured it out and I am having to keep a sharp eye on the comments to see if anyone else gets it and yank it, (comment), off ASAP. So far I suck at this contest having thing.
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