One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a dress shirt) worn with the collar unbuttoned and without a tie.
- ‘The familiar sight of the soldiers in their traditional baggy trousers, cummerbunds and open-necked, collared shirts now bending over my pictures pleased me greatly.’
- ‘Dressed in light blue jeans, dark blue blazer and white, open-necked shirt, he spoke to confirm his name and date of birth.’
- ‘He popped up out of nowhere, a surprisingly small man in a shabby brown leather jacket, cream trousers and an open-necked shirt.’
- ‘Photographs taken at the airport showed him wearing light trousers and an open-necked shirt, his hands handcuffed, being escorted away by police.’
- ‘It's easy to imagine him presiding over a high-powered business meetings - he owned 13 companies at the last count - in jeans and open-necked shirt.’
- ‘But in Indonesia there were piles of goods, from dress shirts and open-necked shirts to leather shoes, clothing to be envied at home in Japan.’
- ‘Outtrim, the Internet prodigy who cut the code for Hotdog in his loungeroom, was photographed in jeans, open-necked shirt and reversed baseball cap, the quintessential Web geek.’
- ‘The groom went for a casual look with white suit and open-necked shirt.’
- ‘Today he has arrived at work in an open-necked shirt, blue jeans and suede shoes; there is something of the bohemian about him, and something of the toff.’
- ‘But the presence of the soccer great was soon forgotten when the main man arrived on stage, dressed in his trademark black suit, open-necked shirt and gold medallion.’
- ‘The figure wearing dark suit, open-necked shirt and stubble, sheltering beneath an umbrella from the torrential rain outside a London cinema, could hardly look more glum.’
- ‘But 29-year-old David drew criticism for his ripped jeans and scuffed boots which he wore with an open-necked shirt and dinner jacket.’
- ‘Later that evening, Charles - dressed in a garish, black-and-gold-checked jacket resembling a chess board, black trousers and a silky, open-necked shirt - comes on stage to a standing ovation.’
- ‘Visitors dressed in straw boaters were entertained by various attractions, not least the upbeat swing of the Mainline Jazz band, kitted out in waistcoats and open-necked shirts.’
- ‘Grinning broadly, tanned, handsome, he wore a white open-necked shirt and a windcheater embroidered with the numbers of the propositions he wanted to defeat, crossed through like road signs.’
- ‘Some of the other diners were wearing sport coats and open-necked shirts, but I didn't think the atmosphere necessarily called for the formality of a jacket and tie.’
- ‘Set into the center of his sinewy throat, just below the collar of his open-necked shirt, is a plastic breathing device about two inches in diameter.’
- ‘As soon as you see Stu, strutting down the sidewalk, wearing an open-necked shirt and slick sunglasses, you think you know something about him.’
- ‘The leather jacket and jeans are gone; now it's a sharp suit and open-necked shirt.’
- ‘A portrait of the prince in a sweater and open-necked shirt features on the reverse of the commemorative £5 coin, which also displays his coat of arms.’
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