The oxford-cloth button-down shirt is a quintessential wardrobe staple and a hallmark of old-school collegiate style. It’s beloved for its easy versatility: It can dress up chino pants or make a suit feel more relaxed. Our oxford is made from 100 percent cotton, and engineered with mechanical stretch: The fabric is woven loosely, then washed, giving it natural elasticity without having any stretch fibers. We kept the collar unlined and a little on the long side, a nod to its Ivy League heritage.(Fun fact: Yale, Harvard and Cambridge also had shirt fabrics named after them, but none have stood the test of time as well as Oxford’s.)
Since this item is indigo dyed, it’s prone to crocking, or color transfer, so wear (and wash) it with dark colors till it’s worn in.