The idea was to review another staple like a chino. I picked the blue oxford button down for many reasons. One was the wide variance of blue oxford by makers. A shallow light blue in one shirt while another may have a deep blue that goes on forever.
It's an everyday shirt that can be dressed up or down. Few are made in the US and those that are will set you back. I allowed one off shore shirt and one alpha sized shirt. The results between these two are surprising.
Each shirt had all tags removed and was numbered 1-5. I washed the shirts three times and then had them professionally laundered with no starch. The shirts were issued at a lunch I hosted last week at a nice little Italian place where I had an amazing plate of grilled octopus but that's another story.
Robert Bryan and G. Bruce Boyer returned as judges after their success with the Blind Chino Tasting. This time our judges wore the shirts thanks to a criticism rightfully made about sizes with the chinos. And like everything else, what fits one judge perfectly does not fit another as you'll see.
I didn't get any shirts but I got to take all the labels off - - which was more fun than you can imagine.