After a bit of a break from blogging due to other work commitments, I'm pretty damn excited to share my latest collaborative project with Brooks Brothers on my blog! For those who aren't familiar with the brand, Brooks Brothers is an iconic American brand founded in 1818 that has played a quintessential role in shaping the 'preppy' American dress sense.
Although Brooks Brothers now days is seen as a rather conservative clothier, the company has introduced an impressive array of clothing innovations into the American menswear industry. The list includes, but is not limited to: Ready-to-wear suits, Button-down collars, Harris Tweed, Madras, Seersucker suiting. Oh, they've also dressed 39 out of the last 44 American presidents... Not a bad assortment of accomplishments.
Now, a little bit more about the shirt. Brooks Brothers first introduced the polo button down shirt in 1896 after first seeing it on English polo players and it was an instant hit. Now some 120 years later, they have decided to step up their game with this latest line of Oxford shirts to further refine this fantastic shirt. Each shirt is manufactured from American Supima cotton and is made in their Garland Factory in North Carolina. These shirts feature mother of pearl buttons, an exceptional roll collar with no interlining in the collars fabric and a long shirt tail to keep the shirt tucked into place.
For The Oxford Project, I opted for a Blue Stripe version of this iconic shirt and paired it with some other key pieces from Brooks Brothers that I believe epitomise preppy styling and I've listed them below!