We're not even four full days into 2011 and my list of favorite sartorial frivolities for the year ahead is already deeper than I could ever have imagined. So it goes. But one item is perched firmly at the pinnacle of said list - the cutaway collar oxford. I can't think of a more perfect shirt. Dressed up or dressed down it cannot lose. With a tie or without a tie it cannot lose. Are you still with me? For my money there is not a single shirt that combines more of what I love about both Anglo and Italian style. American and European influences mesh perfectly together to create a shirt that I could seriously wear seven days a week. I couldn't find any being sold off the rack so I had the good folks at New England Shirt Company draft me up two slick samples - one in white and one in blue. To say they did a bang up job would be doing those guys a disservice. The fit, quality and style are off the charts. I know this blog isn't really about me per se, but this is gonna be my shirt for 2011. And beyond. I'm working on bringing these to ROTM so hopefully it can be yours too if you feel so inclined.
[Editor's Note: Paul, I see you. I also really need to snip that thread off my Ovadia & Sons tie.]