\n Dating back to the 19th century, the Oxford Shirt originates in Scotland. Four different shirts were developed using different weave and warp techniques, and were named after the iconic universities; Oxford, Harvard, Yale, and Cambridge. The Oxford style continued to be fashionable with time and became popular with British polo players, who wore the shirt due to its lightweight and breathable qualities. The button-down collar was added soon after to hold down the fabric when riding on the field. As the 20s and 30s rolled around, American college students started to adapt to the sportswear style and make it a fashion statement that could be worn on all occasions. Over time the style has changed only slightly to suit the modern-day gentleman, always remaining a casual and timeless wardrobe option.\n \n \n\n \nThe Oxford Shirt can be distinguished by its weave, constructed from two strands of yarn in a basket pattern. The durability of the weave, as well as the soft feel of the cotton, makes this shirt comfortable and long-lasting. A versatile and easy addition to any wardrobe, the Oxford Shirt features slightly thicker fabric compared to a traditional shirt. The unique fabric and button-down style collar make the Oxford shirt a more casual shirt that can be worn to the office or untucked to a smart casual event.\n \n \nFor a smart casual event or day to day work style, we suggest pairing the Oxford Shirt with a sports jacket and modern chino. Having neutral colours in the oxford shirt such as white, navy, and light blue allows you to mix and match your outfits with ease. Our easy-care and wrinkle-free options are prone to creasing and are easy to iron so that you can stay looking sharp from 9-5. \n \n\n \n \nIf you are looking for a more casual look, we suggest wearing the Oxford Shirt untucked with a pair of denim jeans or a Comfort Chino. Having a few patterns and colour options will allow you to change up your wardrobe between seasons keeping it simple and classic.\n \n \nThe versatility and comfort along with its rich history make the Oxford Shirt essential in any GAZMAN wardrobe. Shop our Oxford Shirt collection today.