Fierce and Feminine: The Elms Oxford
There’s nothing a good white shirt can’t do for you. Whether you’re out for a relaxed Sunday brunch or bringing the fierce to work, a crisp oxford has got you covered… and we think the Tradlands oxford is the best one out there.
Sure, we might be a little biased, but we can back ourselves on this one. The Elms is the best white shirt you can get.
Why We’re So Obsessed With The Oxford Shirt
The oxford shirt has a long and distinguished history. The cloth originated in Scotland in the 1800s, where a mill made their name producing fabrics named after prestigious universities (including Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, and Oxford). The breathable feel and marled finish made the oxford fabric a hit, and the button-up style was later adopted by Ivy League students as a mark of distinction.
Imputed with glamour and poetry, freedom and impetuousness, the white shirt turns out to have a thousand identities.
Over time, the white oxford became a staple item for the elegant modern woman. Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Hutton were often snapped in a white oxford, and their classic style continues to inspire women today. For those of us who like to mix a little tomboy into our styling, the oxford works just as well.
That’s what makes this shirt so great: It’s endlessly versatile. No matter your look or style, the oxford has a place as a staple in your collection. You can wear it to work, tucked into a skirt or dress pants, or throw it on with jeans to look instantly put together. It transitions seamlessly from daywear to evening events, and is just as good in a board meeting as it is in a wine bar or farmer’s market.
It’s also among the most seasonally versatile items you can add to your wardrobe. Throw it on with denim cut-offs in summer, and layer it with your best vests in winter. Pair it with long skirts in spring, and your favorite jeans in the fall.
Here’s what other Tradlands customers had to say about The Elms
“My shirt came in so neatly folded and crisp and clean that I really didn’t want to unfold it. The white is so beautiful and it goes along with so many things… The weight of the shirt is perfect and all I want to do is wear it, wash it and wear it again. I look forward to this shirt getting some wear and tear into it. The fit feels a little relaxed but I love that fact that the eight button system eliminates the dreaded boob gap!!”
“I just feel beautiful when I wear this shirt. All it needs is a pair of jeans… The cut is impeccable and the material is a perfect blend of comfortable and durable to last a long time. Thank you for making such a wonderful staple, these shirts truly are a centerpiece to my wardrobe.”
“The Elms is the ultimate, basic white shirt. It was my first purchase on Tradlands, and I’m super happy with it. I’ve worn it a couple of times, both at work and in more casual occasions, and it goes well with everything. The fabric on this shirt feels luxurious, with thick cotton without being too warm. I don’t have to worry about any see through underwear, and I think I won’t have to think about worn fabric on the elbows for a long time. The fit is amazing. I got an S, and it fits just right on my shoulders. It’s a relaxed fit shirt, without being baggy at all. I personally love this, as I don’t like tight clothing on my tummy area, but my body shape is still there… I don’t know any other brand that offers such high quality and comfortable button ups for women.”
So do we make the best white shirt? Decide for yourself:
We want you to be able to try The Elms with ease. We offer free returns and exchanges for all US orders (unless otherwise noted during sales). You can order your shirt — in different sizes if you’re not sure which one will work best for you — and return or exchange your order as you need to. We allow one free return or exchange shipment per order. Shipping both ways is on us, too, one time per order.
We ship orders for free within the US using USPS Priority Mail. Your crisp white shirt will arrive within 2 to 5 days no matter where you are in the US. (If you’re international, we offer a flat rate of $5-15, depending on your location. We ship via Priority International and delivery time is 5 to 10 business days.)
Check out The Elms here. We think you’re going to love it.