The key to making shopping — and getting dressed — suck less? Curate a wardrobe filled with essential pieces that are fun to wear — and reach for them over and over again. From chukka boots to dark denim, classics that can be swapped in and out with ease through the work week and into the weekend are critical. Add to your lexicon the classic Oxford shirt.
Just as a rugged-refined chambray shirt can be year-round wardrobe staple, so too, can the classic Oxford. The classic Oxford can be styled up nearly any which way you please — even sans tie underneath a chino suit in the summer. And when you match it up with warm-weather classics like chino shorts and navy sneakers, you’ve got a combo that’s just as suited for a barbeque as it is for a patio dinner.
There aren’t too many shirts that can do that and still look sharp enough to function during your 9-to-5 — yet the styles here accomplish all of that and then some. Invest in one or invest in as many as you can — there’s no wrong pick when it comes to the best men’s Oxford shirts.
Taylor Stitch Everyday Oxford
Although a bevy of brands are vying to make the one shirt you can wear everyday, Taylor Stitch might have just taken the cake here. The brand’s Everyday Oxford is handsome, smart and stylish, all in one classic package. It checks all the boxes that a great shirt should — It’s made from a substantial rugby Oxford and features a tailored fit, for starters. Plus, it’s the perfect length to be worn tucked or untucked, and would look dashing atop a pair of the brand’s premium Standard Issue Chinos — that’s quite possibly the best, most classic style combination on the market.
Mott & Bow Kent Oxford
Mott & Bow is flipping the classic shirting game on its head once again with its introduction of the Kent Oxford, a piece you seriously need to consider adding to your wardrobe as soon as you can. Made with premium Albiate Italian cotton and available in colors ranging from Navy to crisp White and a clean Black, these Oxfords blend a modern fit and great style with the ease of wearability that you simply need all year long. And the price? You’re getting it for under $80 — a positive steal for the quality.
Todd Snyder Japanese Selvedge Oxford Shirt
Quick, think of a designer who makes clothing that’s relatable yet heritage-inspired, classic yet modern? Todd Snyder is who should come to mind — from the brand’s much-coveted crewneck sweaters to his enviable line of tailoring, it’s classic American sportswear done up with a modern edge — this Oxford shirt is just the start. Few Oxfords are made from the best Japanese selvedge cotton on the market, so getting your hands on this one is going to cost you — and yet, it might be the last Oxford you ever buy. Given its durability, you just might want to wear it with everything else in your closet.
Outerknown Nomadic Oxford Shirt
What could be better than a perfectly executed Oxford shirt, one that comes in a range of colors and features a flattering fit? How about one that does all of that while being sustainably made and environmentally responsible? That’s the overall package you’re getting with the Outerknown Nomadic Oxford, assuredly one of the best Oxford shirts on the market right now — it’s an all-season Oxford that wears remarkably well with everything from a shawl cardigan to an indigo denim jacket, and it’s a piece you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again … and again.
Flint and Tinder Soft Washed Oxford
If you thought the Flint and Tinder brand only made casual basics like hoodies and tees — which they do very well, by the way — then get ready to be impressed. If you weren’t in the loop before, here’s what you need to know: Flint and Tinder makes one heck of an Oxford shirt, and they do it right in America using an expert fit and fabric. The range of colors is impeccable, the wearability is top-notch (try this one with the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket) and the price is more than agreeable.
Lisboa Francisco Brushed Oxford
While there’s something to be said about curating a collection of the best Oxford shirts for all seasons, there’s just as much value in keeping an Oxford shirt on handy in a slightly heartier, hard-wearing fabric. Take the Lisboa Francisco Brushed Oxford, a wonderfully soft Oxford shirt brushed for comfort and a perfectly worn-in fit and feel. It’s the Oxford shirt to wear as much as you can on cold fall and winter days.
Todd Snyder Solid Oxford Shirt
It should come as no surprise that Todd Snyder, one of our favorite menswear designers, absolutely delivers one heck of a remarkable Oxford shirt. Done up in crisp white, this classic Oxford shirt is practically tailor-made to be worn with the brand’s slim faded, L.A.-made denim or premium chinos. Talk about an outfit that’s utterly timeless from head-to-toe (and maybe throw in some of Snyder’s special-edition boots or sneakers while you’re at it).
Buck Mason Perfect Oxford One Pocket Shirt
Is it possible that one brand can do so many things so well? The answer is: Yes. Buck Mason can certainly lay stake to that claim, and its Perfect Oxford is one additional essential you need to consider adding to your wardrobe — if you don’t have one in your arsenal already. And when they say “Perfect” … it’s tough to argue with them. Made with plain-weave cotton and offered here in classic white, it’s the sort of easygoing shirt that looks great with jeans, olive chinos or grey dress trousers.
Bonobos Stretch Oxford Shirt
Whenever we want to find some of the best men’s chinos, we turn toward the expert purveyors at Bonobos. And whenever we now want to find the perfectly tailored topcoat or classic sweater — or, say, an iconic Oxford shirt — we also turn back toward Bonobos. The Stretch Oxford Shirt epitomizes four-season comfort and style, especially in a classic shade of blue. Does it get any better than that?
Taylor Stitch Hyde Oxford
We often have said it’s not a roundup of the best men’s gear without at least one offering from Taylor Stitch — that’s certainly the case when it comes to the best Oxford shirts. The Hyde is a stone-cold winner, and a true standout in the category. The rich fabric and the perfect fit of the brand’s Hyde silhouette provides everything you need in a versatile Oxford shirt.
Mott & Bow Wythe Button Down
The thing about the menswear world is that you never know which brands might turn on a dime and surprise you with a new product offering. That’s certainly been the case with NYC-based Mott and Bow, who’ve continued to introduce everything from sweaters to hats to, yes, one of the best Oxford shirts on the market. Pair it with dark blue Mott and Bow denim to grab your favorite beer.
Frank And Oak Marled Cotton Shirt
If you’ve been a fan of Frank And Oak for years, perhaps you’ve grown accustomed to seeing the brand deliver versatile, well-made and affordable basics across the board — Oxford shirting among them. But if you haven’t yet checked out what the brand is doing when it comes to creating your new favorite shirt … you should tune in now. The Marled Cotton Shirt in particular is as essential and timeless as it gets.
Everlane Slim Fit Japanese Oxford
Everlane continues to lead the way among brands that deliver both eye-opening transparency and serious style in matters of menswear. They’ll let you know where your shirt was made, and along the way, you’ll come to wonder how you lived without the brand’s perfectly fitted Oxford shirt (especially in a flattering black color). The perfect Oxford shirt? It’s a worthy addition to this list either way.
Faherty Brand Stretch Oxford Shirt
We value the work being done by Faherty Brand, particularly when you consider that they don’t let up when it comes to crafting some of the best men’s shirting in luxurious (but not overpriced) fabrics and classic cuts. The recently introduced Faherty Brand Stretch Oxford Shirt is as fine an example of this approach as can be, what with three versatile color and pattern options, plus the kind of styling potential that practically calls for you to wear this crisp Oxford shirt alongside some Faherty Brand trousers.
Alex Mill Overdyed Oxford Shirt
Quality made men’s Oxford shirts retain their wit, charm and classic style, season after season. If that sounds appealing to you and your wardrobe, you’d do very well indeed to check out the Alex Mill Overdyed Oxford Shirt, a shirt that’s broken in to perfection and ready to be worn with other Alex Mill style staples. Be it the brand’s pleated corduroys or faded vintage denim, this handsome Oxford shirt is the perfect complementary piece.
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