A true gentleman may give the shirt off his back to a brother in need, but we would advise against it — our men’s button down shirts are just too good to give away! Checks, gingham, tattersall, stripes and solids — no matter your style, CCP has the Oxford for you. The button down is a staple in every man’s wardrobe, after all, just like a classic pair of khakis and a devilishly handsome smile. That’s why we cultivated this collection of button downs from 19 of our favorite brands, including Southern Tide, Johnnie-O, Vineyard Vines and more.
Let’s go through the anatomy of the perfect preppy Oxford, shall we? Start with the fabric — cotton will keep you from getting hot under the collar during spring and summer days on your ever-preppy yacht, and flannel is the best way to keep your six-pack abs warm and cozy in the winter. Atop the dress shirt is the collar, the ideal perch for sunglass straps, neck ties, bow ties and lipstick prints from a night on the town. The sleeves give an additional statement to the shirt — short sleeves say “I’m a Grade A prep, but don’t take myself too seriously. Check out my glorious tan,” while long sleeves give off a “Sunday best” and “take me home to meet your family” kinda vibe. As far as accessories for men go, we recommend a stylish watch for the former and sophisticated cufflinks for the latter. Rounding off the whole shirt is the hemline. Whether you tuck in or not, a needlepoint belt will match regardless.
Country Club Prep’s deepest regret about this men’s button down shirt collection is that, sadly, none come in fox sizes, so Sir Longshanks will have to carry on without one. Don’t lose your shirt over it though — nudity is perfectly appropriate for woodland creatures, and it would be a shame to lose such a fine piece of clothing. Nonetheless, we at Country Club Prep are thoroughly obsessed with button downs, and we know you are, too.