Poppin' Your Collar: Foppish?

For years, men who made the very personal decision to pop their collars—sometimes while gettin dollars—have been ridiculed. But now the august Wall Street Journal officially declares that collar-poppin is not "foppish" a bit!

A reader, who doubtless considers himself a man of wealth and taste, asks the WSJ:

Should I wear the collar of my leather jacket or blazer turned up? It seems a little pretentious, but women I know say that it looks more stylish that way. What do you think?

You've come to the right place, S.G. of Philadelphia. If there's one entity qualified to weigh in on Murray Hill collar-poppin trends, it's the jewel in News Corp's business publishing crown. The definitive answer:

So guys, there's nothing foppish about turning up the collar on leather jackets, coats and some shirts. Check yourself out in the mirror from all angles to experiment with ways to pop up that collar ever so slightly, so that it looks stylish and not too studied.

There you have it: study yourself closely in the mirror, so you don't look studied. Also it "minimizes jowls." Perfect for Rupert Murdoch. [WSJ]