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 for button-down
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  buttoned \buttoned\ adj.
     furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of
     unbuttoned. [Narrower terms: botonee, botonnee;
     button-down; closed]
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in
             the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek
             [syn: button-down, buttoned-down, conservative]
      2: of a shirt; having the ends of the collar fastened down by
         buttons; "Brooks Brothers button-down shirts"

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