The Oxford Shirt
Despite it’s name The Oxford Shirt actually was first conceived in the fabric mills of Scotland in the nineteenth century where four fabrics were invented & named after British & American Ivy league universities, however The Cambridge, Yale & Harvard, it seems, did not have the same appeal & have got lost in the mists of time.
With it’s basket weave the fabric has a recognisable marled look & The Oxford Shirt is valued as much by women today as it was by the polo players of The British Raj one hundred & fifty years ago as it epitomises ‘The Preppy Look’ made famous by iconic american brand Ralph Lauren.
It is an essential piece in every ‘classic’ womans wardrobe
Ten ways to style an Oxford Shirt
- Dressed down & loose over stone wash jeans & chelsea boots
- Fitted under a pencil skirt – think Victoria Beckham
- Tucked in with belt & jeans, heels or flats
- Under a jump suit
- Layered under knits
- Oversized with Cropped trousers
- Layered under a denim jacke
- Tucked into or over shorts
- tied over a skirt.
- Number ten is over to you – how do you wear yours? Please let us know in the comments below
From late summer 2021 we have started to introduce our own range of this iconic shirt, initially with The Oxford Shirt in White with contrasting buttons & The Oxford Shirt with contrasting trim which is available in two colours, a coral orange & green.