Thankful for 5 Years

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The Oxford Cloth Button Down blog is now over 5 years old. The first post was published back in September of 2011 and it was about sweaters. It is November 2016 and I am still posting about sweaters. I would like to think that even though I am still writing about Shetland sweaters and 3/2 roll sack jackets that the blog has evolved and will continue to grow, but no matter what happens I am thankful for what has been. I want to sincerely thank all the readers of this blog for their interest, expertise, support, and above all patience. This blog would not be around today if it were not for you all. Thank you.

J.Crew Navy ChinosJanuary 2012

fullSeptember 2016

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

17 Comments on "Thankful for 5 Years"

  1. Lennart says:

    Hi Jerrod,
    Greetings from the ofther side of the Atlantic. I really enjoy your blog, mostly something interesting to read here. You got style, keep up the good and trad spirit.

  2. Gary says:

    Good on ya, Ox. Referencing the bottom picture, I can’t believe those aren’t the newer Essential chinos. J. Crew never made them that skinny until just this past year.

  3. Daniel says:

    Thank you so much for being here. I greatly appreciate all your time and effort you spend on your blog. I have personally gleaned a great amount of information from these pages. You have helped and inspired me with my own traditional style.

  4. fred johnson says:

    Happy Anniversary! Keep it coming Ox.

  5. Ezra Cornell says:

    I don’t write in the comments often, but this blog is my favorite. It has no-nonsense advice for the “regular” buyer, and I like how you show us things just as YOU like them, rather than try to set up “rules” for failure or success. That you take this attitude makes your blog a relaxed, informative place to share enthusiasm for this style we love, rather than a punitive place to judge what is good and bad. Thank you very much for all your hard work and enthusiasm!

  6. Dan B says:

    Thanks for your efforts over the past five years. I enjoy reading your perspective, and the excellent images of clothes and old houses. Reading this blog has become a weekly ritual, greatly appreciated.

  7. Charlottesville says:

    Many thanks for being a consistent voice for Ivy style. Best wishes for many more years!

  8. Old Trad says:

    I can only echo the sentiments voiced in the comments above.
    Thanks for 5 years of sharing with us your sensible approach to style.

  9. Joel says:

    This blog is the only blog I consistently visit! It’s been a great source of information and reflections over the past few years…

    Thanks for the work you do!

  10. Richard aka Tweeds says:

    Thank you Jerrod ! One of the first thing I do on Sunday morning is open your website and read the latest in your blog. You always have something new and great ideas to share . And I appreciate so much for you in taking time to personally answer my email whenever I have some inquiries relative to your blog. Keep up with your great work.

  11. JHB says:

    Well done on the 5 years! Best traditional mens blog out there in my humble opinion!

  12. MrErikJ says:

    This has been one of my favorite blogs since 2013. Congrats and here’s to another 5!

  13. MostlyTrad says:

    Great job, it is not an easy task to keep a blog alive and you are still going strong. Thanks for your personal takes on the trad style. I have made a few purchases informed from these pages and enjoy the affinity of the trad fans. Carry on with the posts!

  14. Kel says:

    Thank you for the excellent blog, Mr. Swanton. The wife says I’ve greatly improved my appearance after reading your concise sartorial essays. Not to mention this sort of improvement is less painful than plastic surgery.

  15. Dave says:

    I stumbled onto this page a year ago. Didn’t even know what TRAD or collar roll was, even though it has been my style for many years in my clothing. This page helped me define my clothing, and assisted in my furthering of the TRAD wardrobe in my own closet. Thanks Jerrod!

  16. Hollywood Argyle says:

    Congratulations, and long may you blog!

  17. Woofboxer says:

    You are a constant in an ever more unpredictable world! Thank you for you for your musings and the painstaking research.

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