The O.C.B.D. Shirt

Both the 50’s Ivy League style and vintage photographs of musicians, politicians and movie stars heavily inspired the design of our oxford cloth button down (O.C.B.D.) shirt. We were fascinated by these effortlessly stylish gentlemen and also by the way that their collar rolled. It’s safe to say that we put our heart and soul into creating the perfect button down collar.

Although there was no doubt that the interlining would be soft and floating, it took some time before we settled for the final shape of the collar. We developed a pattern with long points, which in combination with the soft floating interlining ensures a classic collar roll.

The round one button barrel cuff has the same soft feel as the collar, which makes for comfortable wear around the wrist. The slightly wider front placket gives the shirt a somewhat conservative look. For the material we chose a medium weight oxford cloth which tends to get better with age. Moreover, the shirt has been washed once so that it feels soft from the very first time you wear it. Unconventionally, our take on the OCBD has neither a box pleat nor a breast pocket.


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