What is the use of the buckle on the back of men’s shirts?
As we have already seen what the small pocket of jeans was for, now we will look at this famous buckle clearly visible on the back of men’s shirts. It also has a name: the cord. Logically, the idea of sewing this buckle on this garment is not so surprising. It is a very useful support to hang the shirt without damaging the fabric. Especially when we don’t have a hanger around. It is thus very practical for athletes who usually hang it on the hooks arranged in the locker rooms. As a bonus, it saves us the chore of ironing: this loop prevents the shirt from wrinkling. That said, at home, it is mainly the hanger who takes over. The traditional cord is no longer as useful, but manufacturers still continue to integrate it into shirts.
Anyway, when it was created, this loop had a completely different use, unusual and surprising to say the least. And you may be very surprised!
The history of the buckle on the back of shirts
It is in the 60s that will appear the first shirts with buckles on the back. Their popularity was very great, especially among women. And for good reason, these curls had a rather sulphurous reputation: in fact, to show their interest in certain gentlemen, women used to pull on their curls. A rather naughty way to seduce or approach the opposite sex. So many men even tended to cut these curls from their shirts to let the community know that they were already in a relationship or that they were not interested in making new acquaintances. Pretty original as a concept, isn’t it?
3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Shirt from Wrinkling
Whether or not you use the cord of your shirt, this garment is a classic that the majority of men (and many women too!) wear on a daily basis. In chic or more casual version, the shirt certainly has a lot of look, but it also has a major disadvantage: it wrinkles very easily. In the morning, before leaving the house, it can be smooth and without the slightest wrinkle, especially if it has just been ironed or if it comes out of the dry cleaner. But during the day, by dint of movements, it quickly reveals unsightly folds. No wonder you have spare shirts at the office in case you have important appointments.
However, it is possible to avoid this problem. You can prevent your shirt from wrinkling by following these 3 tips.
Use an anti-wrinkle spray
Of course there are products that preserve your clothes. The anti-wrinkle spray, for example, is based on a specific liquid that you can spray on the surface of your shirt to prevent it from wrinkling quickly or even to remove ugly folds on the spot. It’s a simple way to protect your garment. As a bonus, this bottle is so small that you can take it with you everywhere. You are far from home and your shirt is overgrown with folds? Hop, just take the spray out of the pocket and sprinkle a light mist.
Rub the shirt with a softening sheet
Before wearing your shirt, rub its surface with a softening sheet. It is very useful for various purposes: in addition to smoothing the fabric, it offers a delicate scented veil and significantly reduces static electricity (thanks to its chemical substances) that easily generates folds. Your shirt will be very soft to the touch and it will smell very good!
How to proceed? Take a regular fabric softener sheet and gently rub it on the surface of your shirt. Once the application is complete, you will be able to put on your garment without worrying that static electricity will cause wrinkles.
Tuck your shirt into your pants
Slipping a chic shirt inside the pants remains the perfect way to avoid wrinkles. Because, when it is detached, it is free to make an infinity of movements that will necessarily generate folds. Anyway, generally speaking, when a man wears a suit at work or at formal events.els, the shirt must always be worn under the trousers. Unlike casual dress where she can stay nonchalantly on top.