Derek at Put This On has done a wonderful piece on the history of Brooks Brothers’ oxford cloth buttondown:
Not to be wistful about days gone by, but there is something uniquely special about these “Golden Era” oxfords. Their particular proportions and collar constructions seem to give them an enviable roll – something like two angel wings – when the collar points are secured. They were particularly comfortable and carefree, but still allowed the wearer to look educated, well-mannered, and professional.
Check it out here. — CC