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06 Oct

From Best to Worst: Here’s How 28 Oxford Shirt Brands for Men Rate

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Either for work or play, Oxford shirts are a timeless classic that will (hopefully) live in your closet for a long time. Yet, many well-known brands aren’t doing enough for people, planet, or animals—here’s everything you need to know about Oxford Shirts for self-identifying men.

Oxford cloth 101

Before we dive into the ethics, it’s important to understand how and from what these classic shirts are constructed. Traditionally, Oxfords are known for their “weave structure” and are most commonly used in lightweight shirting fabrics. Usually, the fabric is made from cotton that is then woven together to create a basket weave pattern which adds durability, as well as breathability.

So, where do the ethics come in? Unfortunately, cotton is a very thirsty crop that requires extensive water use. Additionally, the cotton industry tends to favour pesticides and synthetic chemical dyes that can lead to harmful pollution for humans and local ecosystems. To avoid these pitfalls, we recommend purchasing Oxfords from labels that source organic cotton, track their suppliers, have good labour marks, and treat animals humanely—to name a few standards.

Ultimately, at Good On You, we want to help you purchase according to what means the most to you. In line with this ethos, we’ve created a special list of how well Oxford brands all over the world rate, separated by their Good On You rating.

With that, happy reading.

A note on degendering fashion

While this article may be addressing keywords on men’s Oxford shirts, here’s the simple truth: clothes don’t have any gender. It sometimes seems silly how the industry ascribes gender to inanimate garments like t-shirts and socks. We believe people of all genders should be able to express themselves however they want, regardless of the binary marketing. So when you use our directory to search for brands, we automatically deliver search results without any consideration to gender. If you still want to find products labelled as menswear or womenswear, you can use our filters.

The best Oxford shirts for men on the market

The brands listed below all achieve a “Good” or “Great” rating on our directory and are worth your support if you’re in need of a new more ethical or sustainable men’s Oxford shirt.


Rated: Good
A man in a NEEM white Oxford.

Men’s Recycled Italian White Popover Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

Neem is a menswear brand that looks to make clothing waste good again. This classic white Oxford does just that, made from 100% recycled yarn. From the UK, Neem exists to produce men’s clothing that has been made with care, a result of a transparent supply chain with the safeguarding of our environment as the focus. Find the collection in sizes S-XL.

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Shop Neem.

Arthur & Henry

Rated: Good
A man in a pink Oxford by Arthur & Henry

Button-Down Collar Fairtrade Organic Oxford Shirt – Ships internationally from the UK

Arthur & Henry sources its organic cotton from the Chetna Organic group in Telangana, India, and ensures its suppliers follow the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. Not only that, it produces a Fairtrade Organic certified shirt and transports its shirts from the tailors in India to distribution in the UK by using compostable biodegradable poly-bags. This pink Oxford is perfect for everyday wear in the office or just out-and-about. Find the collection in sizes S-XL.

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Rated: Good
A blue striped Oxford by ISTO.

Men’s Oxford Shirt – Ships internationally from Portugal

Oh, a stripe. Made of heavy 175 g/sqm organic cotton cloth that manages to feel light and breathable when worn, ISTO.’s Oxford Shirt is unrivalled in its attention to detail, from cuffs to buttons and even sewing. Portuguese brand ISTO.’s mandate is simple: create clothes to transcend the seasons and work as staple items in your wardrobe all year round. The range is available in XS-XL.

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Shop ISTO.

Tuckerman & Co

Rated: Great
A Tuckerman & Co. blue Oxford.

Blue Oxford Button Down – Ships within North America from the US

Tuckerman & Co makes premium dress shirts using the finest organic cotton, Italian fabric, and expert New England craftsmanship. It does not use any animal-derived products and is rated highly for both labour and the environment. If you’re looking for a high-quality, more eco-friendly Blue Oxford, look no further. The brand makes products in sizes 32-36.

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Rated: Good
A man in a dark green CARPASUS Oxford

Oxford Shirt in Dark Green – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Made from 100% breathable organic cotton, this dark green Oxford features a front pocket, button-down collar, and back pleat. CARPASUS is a Swiss menswear brand that makes fine shirts, ties, socks, and pocket squares. CARPASUS uses GOTS certified cotton and manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint. It also traces its supply chain and ensures workers are paid a living wage. Find most products in EU sizes 36-46.

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Rated: Good
A man in a sustainable Unrecorded Oxford.

Oxford Shirt in White – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Of course we had to include a classic, conscious white style that will stay with you for years. Unrecorded is an independent clothing brand from the Netherlands that represents a new wave of unisex brands that are rebelling against the nature of fast fashion. Unrecorded is passionate about style, and produces apparel using more eco-friendly materials. Its range includes items that are all year round essentials suitable for any wardrobe, available in sizes XS-2XL.

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Opera Campi

Rated: Good
Opera Campi dark green Oxford.

ORION – Ships internationally from Italy

Founded in 2017, Italian brand Opera Campi creates premium quality garments from locally-sourced raw materials. Despite the thickness, this shirt is breathable and thermo-regulating, so good for any season, from summer to winter (under a good jumper). By using a balanced approach to sustainability, the brand makes conscious choices throughout its supply chain and donates 4% of its profits to social causes. The brand is inclusively sized from 3XS-3XL.

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Rated: Good
A dark blue Kampos Oxford.

Classic Linen Shirt in Navy – Ships internationally from Italy

Ah, che bello. This classic linen shirt in navy is inspired by the deep, powerful, and intense blue of the ocean. Created from 100% organic linen, you will be embraced with the ultra-comfortable, soft, breathable fabric. Kampos is an Italian luxury brand that believes in creating a world with integrity and conscience now and for future generations. The brand aims to raise awareness of overfishing and marine pollution and offers consumers unique pieces that are made of recycled plastic bottles, fishing nets, and sustainable and organic fabrics. Find most products in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Kampos.


Rated: Good
A burgundy short sleeve men's organic Oxford shirt by Rozenbroek.

Organic Short Sleeve Shirt in Burgundy – Ships internationally from the UK

If you’re looking for a little pop of colour, ROZENBROEK has got you covered. ROZENBROEK is a British brand that features well-made clothing made from the finest organic materials, including solar energy. Find pieces in sizes XS-2XL.

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Oxford shirt brands that need to do better

Sadly, not all Oxford shirt brands are created equal. We did the digging and the head-scratching and pulled together this list of popular brands that are either on their way but not quite there yet (“It’s a Start”), not doing enough (“Not Good Enough”), or really lagging behind (“We Avoid”). Let’s dive in.

Rated ‘It’s a Start’

Rated ‘Not Good Enough’

Rated ‘We Avoid’

That’s all, folks. We hope this guide provided some insight on how to look good, without needing to sacrifice your morals in the process.

Editor's note

Feature image via CARPASUS, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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