Thanks to a recent tip by Valet, I was on the hunt for a classic oxford on the cheap at an unlikely retailer—JCPenney. I walked away with six for less than a pair of scalped Vampire Weekend tickets. This prep essential, by American Living, hints at the inspiration behind Rugby’s S/S 11 oxford line I recently previewed. And it is not without coincidence. The line is created exclusively for the department store by Ralph Lauren. Barrel cuffs, button down collar (w/third button), chest patch pocket, split pleated back yoke and pastel color-ways make them perfect for spring. The only thing it doesn't share with its Rugby cousin is a locker loop, but at $19.99 it’s a small oversight.
You can order them online but venture into the stores for a wider selection of stripes and solid cotton collars. They run a tad big guys so grab one size down. As for you ladies, just grab a small and pair the over-sized oxford with a pleated chino short and an espadrille heel. Stop in while the Huge Sale is still going to save even more or use the promo code “sur10mar” if ordering online.