a fashion statement worn by guys as a sign that they can't get their dick up anymore.
popped collars is caused by e.d. and e.d. is caused by diabetes and other blood related issues.
by im kind of gay March 24, 2008
Originally worn by sporty preppies (usually while playing tennis) as a means to cover their neck from the sun; a common style amongst preppies for decades that has recently - and unfortunately - been hijacked by more urban, trendy, new-age and metrosexual styles that contradict the traditional lack of trendiness characteristic of true prepdom.
A popped collar with ripped jeans and sneakers is dreadful, whereas a popped collar with khakis, loafers and a cable-knit sweater is classy.
by Quincy Starks December 25, 2005
The stupid fashion statement of popping the collar on a polo shirt.

Mostly done by young men between the ages of 17 and 25.

The popped collar is a way of detecting arrogance and idiocy with out engaging in conversation with someone.
"Look at that guy, he's got to be an idiot and a dick. You can tell from his popped collar"
by chip008 July 10, 2008
All I'm going to say: While the current state of the popped collar is upsetting, to say the least, it has its roots in legitimacy. The original collars were not just fashionable, they had function. The sea-goers of yore faced many perilous conditions, among them the harmful rays from the sun. They learned early on covering their necks was beneficial to their health, in terms of dehydration, as well as avoiding burns. The trend was picked up by people who 'summer' in Cape Cod, those for whom sailing is a passion, and while not drinking or talking abouts sailing, they sail. So knock it, but don't hate on it.
'That popped collar is fashionably questionable, but he's no redneck.'
by djking January 30, 2008
A requirement to get accepted into Miami University.
Bob:"Dude you get accepted into Miami"
Douchebag: "pause(to cool to respond)
Douchebag:"Cha...I wear popped collar"
by ron453 August 01, 2008
a blue collar middle class worker convicted of a white collar crime
if you want to know what a popped collar is, go talk to Bernie Madoff
by sexydimma March 17, 2015
A way to wear your collar to protect the neck from the sun while playing sports such as tennis or golf. Worn by true preps and once the norm in the 80s when everyone wore preppy clothing but has since been rejected by society because obnoxious frat boys or 'gangsters' wear them.

Some true preps still wear them this way, while some preps find this tacky. Most others think that if you wear a popped collar, you are snobby and stuck up. But to really judge if a person is or not, you must converse with them and actually get to know the person.
Popped Collar with a chain and baggy pants=No
Popped Collar with Adidas Shelltops, polo tucked in the front showing off your stupid belt buckle=No
Popped Collar with loafers, chinos or khakis, and sometimes a sweatervest/cable-knit sweater=Yes
by BillyFreddieBrianMatt August 07, 2010
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