The Button-Down Oxford

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  • Tailored fit with extra sizes available
  • 100% organic cotton woven in France
  • Made in Portugal
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The go-to shirt

A bonafide classic, refined for modern life

The problems with your shirts 

1

The collar doesn’t hold up

2

The cut’s not right

3

The fabric is too thin

4

They crease like crazy

We went back to the basics

A wondrous weave

Oxford Shirts are made from Oxford cloth—a hard-wearing cotton fabric that uses multiple weft threads, often blue, crossed over an equal number of white warp threads. It’s tough, but sharp—think of it like chambray cotton’s younger brother that got a job at a New York architecture firm.

French fancy

Oxford cloth doesn’t have to come from Oxford. Ours was made in France, in fact, woven by the fine folk at Emanuel Lang. Weighing in at 150g/m2, it’s not too heavy, and not too light—ideal for year-round wear, for work and play.

Button-down the hatches

A button-down collar is one of the Oxford Shirt’s signature features—keeping things neat and tidy when the going gets tough. Ours is fused—which means a lining is fastened inside—to help it hold its shape, without feeling stiff and starched.

A cut above

Getting the shape right on an Oxford Shirt is crucial, so our pattern cutter put a lot of time and effort into getting things just right. With a sharp, tailored fit, our Oxford brings that classic Ivy League flavour up to date for modern use.

We've got your back

We extended the shoulder yoke to give you more movement in the body, without creating excess volume or need for a pleat. It’s neat, yet freeing—and there'll be nothing stopping you when the annual swingball tournament comes around. Leave the ripped shirts to Dr David Banner.

In or out ?

Some vintage Oxfords were designed to be worn fully tucked, and as a result, can look uncannily like a tablecloth billowing on a washing line if you dare to untuck ‘em. This ain’t great for today’s casual world, so we made sure ours works just as well tucked in as it does flowing free.

The mother of all buttons

Without stating the obvious, buttons are pretty crucial to Button-Down Shirts. Ours are cross-stitched, to put a stop to missing-button-woes, and are made from mother of pearl—a natural material that’s tough, and looks ace. Gaze into our buttons for just a moment and you’ll know why we picked ‘em.

In the pocket

You might be the sort of person who never uses their chest pockets, but one day, maybe even years from now, you’ll be standing there wondering where to put your Chewits, when you notice that handy storage solution poised perfectly on your shirt. When that day comes, you’ll be glad we added that pocket.

The smart no brainer

The Button-Down Oxford is an easy one to pick out in the morning. Pair it with pretty much any trousers and off you go. Think of it like getting the key to the city… without having to do something heroic first.

To wear, everywhere

Traceability

What goes into making your Button-Down Oxford Shirt. The materials have travelled a total 12,400 km (7,705miles) from field to factory.

Raw Materials

Turkey

Social certifications & Environmental certifications : Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Spinning

Turkey

Social certifications & Environmental certifications : Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Deying

Vago Spa Italy

Social certifications : ISO 9001, OEKOTEX
Environmental certifications : Standard 100 by OEKOTEX, ISO 14001 and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Trade

Annitex Italy

Environmental certifications : Standard 100 by OEKOTEX

Weaving

Emanuel Lang France

Environmental certifications : Standard 100 by OEKOTEX

Garment make

Vermis Portugal

Social certifications & Environmental certifications : Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Finish

IVN Portugal

Social certification: Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
Environmental certification: Standard 100 by OEKOTEX, OCS

Transport

Road haulage.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each shirt we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

3.1 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 56km (34.8 miles) travelled by car.

0.2 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 4kg of potatoes.

64 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 22 h of electric heating(average flat).

The big five

White red stripes

Forget what you heard, it's not the hardest button to button.

Deliveries & exchanges

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in Europe including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries to the rest of the world, the cost is calculated on the weight and destination automatically at checkout.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. These are free for orders in Europe. For orders in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

Satisfied or your money back

It's a risk-free investment

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

The Team

Asphalte began life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.

It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.

Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.

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