THREE KEYS TO DESIGNING THE WHITE OXFORD BUTTON-DOWN SHIRT
The reliable white oxford button-down is a workhorse of a shirt. You can confidently wear it during graduation ceremonies, weddings, funerals, some interviews, and at just about any day at work. Your custom oxford looks deliciously crisp when ironed, yet warm and casual when un-tucked. As a custom clothier, here are three key steps we take to ensure each custom button-down oxford we build is truly outstanding.
First, we select a fabric with a firm, tight weave. This density of thread makes your shirt last longer and feel smoother than clothing constructed from a lesser fabric.
Second, we insist on using only high-quality buttons. For most gentlemen, the ideal buttons are forgettable-without looking cheap. We have an excellent selection for you to choose from, including traditional mother-of-pearl.
Our third step is to customize your collar roll, which ensures your collar arches gracefully from your neck to the buttons instead of clinging tightly to your neck or wilting sadly.
Insisting on these seemingly tiny details gives your shirts a luxurious infusion of panache that simply cannot be matched by the off-the-rack clothing. If your preferences include button-down oxfords, we can ensure yours are the best of the breed.
“Men with style are great because they have a sense of self.”
– Lexa Doig
Q & A – ASK REX
Question: How do I tie different length ties right the first time?
Answer: We’ve got a simple way to help you know exactly where to start your knot, with any length of a necktie.
Tie your regular knot.
Carefully untie and measure the length of fabric used in a knot.
Slide the thick (wide) end of your necktie down so that length of fabric used in the knot sits just below your belt buckle.
Hold the necktie in position carefully and tie the knot again.
QUICK TIP: Find an easy approximation of the knot fabric length (such as fingertip to fingertip of your outstretched hand, or two hand widths, etc.) and use that as your measurement each time instead of using a ruler.