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Button up belly boys

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery 

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer

Casual business dress is a trend, but the “suit and tie” requirement still holds for much of the corporate world. 

After watching numerous TV hosts violate my sense of taste when it comes to men’s clothing, here’s the question: Why are the bottom buttons of our suit jackets and blazers never to be fastened?

Fashion history attributed it to King Edward VII, who loved his food so much the royal tailors had trouble keeping pace with his ballooning belly. As the story goes, the monarch, seeking relief from the confining constriction of his waistcoat, casually unbuttoned the bottom button.

Members of his court saw his new look and quickly copied it. The fad spread like wildfire, and the rest is fashion history.

I think it’s time to turn history on its head. The King Edward look is more like leaving the barn door open and letting the cows out.

Here are the solutions: Get rid of ties and lay off the beer.

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