Dress Like a Man and “Never Settle” with Rockridge

It’s sort of interesting how my preference when it comes to running apparel usually leans towards simplicity. While I do have some outliers, my running closet is mostly filled with simple colors and patterns. However, the complete opposite is true when it comes to my work and casualwear wardrobe. My wife jokes that I have more pink in my closet than she does (not an untrue statement), and she’s always surprised that I’m not afraid to stand out when my personality is one that is generally pretty quiet and subdued. It is a conundrum.

So when we connected with Rockridge, a Bay Area-based menswear company that makes casual shirts, I was immediately drawn to their classic, yet individual look. Not only that, but I was even more impressed and intrigued to learn that their shirts are sourced and made in America and 2% of their profits are donated to local public schools in the Bay.

The Locksley Oxford Button-Down Shirt  – Gingham Oxford is a great shirt.

I mean, just wow.

It’s fashion-forward, but also super well-fitting and comfortable. The 100% pre-shrunk cotton is soft and the tailored fit is slimming without being extreme. Even with the active cut, plenty of room remains to still move around in comfortably.

As someone who falls into “Large” in sizing, sometimes I can struggle to find a good combo that fits correctly on me in all aspects. I found that the length of this shirt was perfect – long enough to tuck in appropriately, but not too long that it looks and fits more like a dress. Additionally, the arm length is fantastic for me (I have longer arms and too-short sleeves can sometimes become a dealbreaker).

They have a few more simple designs in white, grey, blue, and a navy/green plaid, if you think you want something a little less bold. The Locksley is truly a shirt that an active and trendsetting man would feel good wearing.

Company: Rockridge (Facebook)
Product: The Locksley Oxford Button-Down Shirt  – Gingham Oxford ($110)

More about Rockridge:

Like all entrepreneurs, we have a vision.

We believe that quality, integrity, and craftsmanship matters. We believe that great products are the result of focusing on the details. And we believe that to make great products you have to respect your customer.

Rockridge was conceived with the idea that we could offer higher quality, better fitting shirts at a fair price. Designed for today’s entrepreneur who is constantly on the move we want buying a shirt to be an easy experience so you can focus on more important things—creating the future.

As makers of men’s clothing we place an importance on longevity, durability, attention to detail, and style. We manufacture our shirts in San Francisco and New York with some of the best shirt makers in the world.

We also believe that companies can impact change and have partnered with highly respected non-profit

Big things have small beginnings. A vision this bold has to start somewhere.


More About” information taken from the company’s website. We like to let their own stories speak for themselves, because we review companies that have real personality and passion about what they do.

Thank you to Rockridge for providing us with a shirt to check out. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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