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Blue striped men’s Oxford shirt

 

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Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves

20.02.2017

IAN WRIGHT

Menswear editor

THE ULTIMATE
OXFORD SHIRT

A premium shirt without the premium price tag? Say hello to this can’t-go-wrong classic

Despite its iconic status, the Oxford shirt has a colourful past, from its appearance on the polo field in the Twenties – the comfortable, breathable fabric was spot on for the high-octane action – to its Fifties heyday when everyone from Ivy League tastemakers to JFK championed it as a preppy wardrobe staple. Our modern-day version has the signature button-down collar – favoured by said polo players to stop the points flapping during a match – faced cuffs, side seam gussets and super-soft sustainable cotton; details you’d expect of a premium shirt. All this heritage and quality for under £35? You don’t need a degree to figure out it’s a no-brainer.
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“This TAILORED shirt
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