Every dude should be wearing this shirt: The Oxford button-down Shirt.

If there are shirts that look good on every man- all body types included- the oxford button-down shirt beats them all. The oxford button-down shirt is awesome- the simple reason every man should own at least one. This shirt is incredibly versatile and a perfect laid back piece that conveys a sense of ease and comfort while creating a sleek and clean look. It is very easy to wear in a way that you won’t feel out of place wearing it to the pub or office. It is an ultimate shirt for both casual and formal looks.

 Allow me to give you a bit of history and definitions. The oxford dress shirt originated from Scotland in the 19th Century where a Scottish Mill named four fabrics after the four famous universities: Cambridge, Yale, Harvard and Oxford. Of the four fabrics, only the Oxford continued production due to its popularity. One of its popular uses was as a sports shirt for England polo players. The players would wear long-sleeved Oxford shirts for their matches as the fabric was comfortable and breathable. The Oxford fabric is defined by the oxford weave- a basket weave pattern that combines two yarns woven lengthwise against a heavier yarn otherwise. A dress shirt is defined as a garment with a stiff collar and a full-length opening at the front which is fastened using buttons r shirt studs. A button-down shirt on the other hand, is a dress shirt which has a button-down collar- a collar having the ends fastened to the shirt with buttons.



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