Button-down collars were invented by polo players

Polo Fact
Polo Fact

As if they didn’t have their hands full trying to hook their opponents’ mallet, polo players of yore also had to worry about shirt collars flapping and covering their line of sight. Their DIY solution? Sewing buttons to keep ‘em down. Brooks Brothers brought the idea to the U.S. and the rest is history. Now even Prince Harry sports them. Tea, anyone?