But I only found out quite recently exactly what makes an oxford shirt, an oxford shirt.
First and foremost an oxford shirt is a dress shirt, which is to say that they have buttons all the way down the front and feature collars and historically sleeve cuffs – though now days they are available with short sleeves.
They look a little something like this on from ASOS
An oxford shirt is defined by the cloth from which it is made, oxford cloth (no surprises there). Originating from Oxford (surprise surprise) in England the original pattern was called The Royal Oxford and made using pure cotton only. The weave of the fabric resembles a basket pattern giving is a slightly elevated soft feel and making it very durable.
Although they never really go out of fashion they are currently quite fashionable and lend themselves perfectly to a preppy look.
Okay. Stay Fancy.