Form over function
I am wearing a 'rugby' shirt today. I have called out said shirt with quotes because I am using the term rugby loosely. I have never been asked by the neighborhood kids to join in on one of their spirited rugby matches solely because of this shirt. It's rubber buttons offering protection from the crushing blows of the opposition. I can't keep up this shirt sham. I may soon have to lower myself by referring to it as 'a shirt'. Same goes for the 'polo' shirts I own. Not once has a neighbor boy or girl pulled up to the front door on their polo pony to ask me to round out the north side of the avenue team.
I will have to separate them in the closet from the items of clothing that are actually pulling their weight such as my overcoat and windbreaker. Faithfully going over my coats and breaking wind respectively.