Our Stylish College Crew Necks in the New Shop by College Section!

In our recent blog post, we announced that you can now Shop by College on our website. 

This improvement has made it easier for our customers to find all the products associated with their chosen college. While students and alumni often know exactly what they are looking for, parents or grandparents buying gifts may need a bit of guidance and inspiration. We hope that the “Shop by College” feature enables you to find what you need more easily.

Over the coming months, we will discuss our full and expanding range of Oxford college clothing and merchandise, this month we will be talking about our College Crew Neck range.

The History of the Crew Neck

Since 1913, the crewneck sweatshirt has remained an enduring icon. 

Originally designed as a T-shirt for US Navy sailors to provide warmth and cover chest hair, the crewneck evolved into the sweatshirt we know today. In 1920, football player Benjamin Russell Jr created an alternative to itchy wool jerseys, birthing the crewneck sweatshirt. Its roomy fit accommodated shoulder pads and its durability made it a hit among athletes and fans alike.

Stay Effortlessly Stylish with College Crest Crew Necks

Highlighting college crests for a classic and refined appearance, these garments are ideal for expressing your college pride wherever you go.

With the University of Oxford boasting an impressive array of thirty-nine colleges and four permanent private halls of religious foundation, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of Oxford college clothing and merchandise that cater to every individual taste and preference. 

Unfortunately, we don’t offer Crew Neck sweatshirts for all 39 colleges, but for the vast majority, we do have them available. Below are some quick links to the colleges for which we do stock them.

Balliol College, Blackfriars, Brasenose College, Christ Church, Corpus Christi College, Exeter College, Green Templeton College, Harris Manchester College, Hertford College, Jesus College, Keble College, Kellogg College, Lady Margaret Hall, Linacre College, Lincoln College, Magdalen College, Mansfield College, Merton College, New College, Nuffield College, Oriel College, Pembroke College, Queen’s College, Regent’s Park College, Reuben College, Somerville College, St Anne’s College, St Antony’s College, St Catherine’s College, St Cross College, St Edmund Hall, St Hilda’s College, St Hugh’s College, St John’s College, St Peter’s College, St Stephens College, Trinity College, University College, Wadham College, Wolfson College, and Worcester College.

Styling your Crew Neck

Here are some additional ways to style your crewneck sweatshirt:

  1. Layered with Dark Wash Jeans or Trousers: Pairing your crewneck sweatshirt with dark wash jeans or trousers adds a touch of sophistication to your winter attire. The combination of the casual sweatshirt with the refined bottoms creates a balanced and stylish look suitable for various occasions.
  2. Dressed up with a Blazer: Elevate your crewneck sweatshirt by layering it with a blazer. This combination strikes a perfect balance between smart and casual, making it suitable for business casual settings or evening outings where you want to make a polished impression.
  3. Paired with a Suit: For a contemporary twist on formal wear, consider pairing your crewneck sweatshirt with a suit. This unconventional combination adds a dash of personality to your ensemble while maintaining a sleek and modern aesthetic.
  4. Accessorised with a Tie: To add a touch of refinement to your crewneck sweatshirt, accessorise with a tie. Opt for a slim tie in a complementary colour to elevate your look and add a touch of sophistication to your outfit.
  5. Styled with Trainers, Loafers, or Boots: Complete your outfit by choosing the right footwear to complement your crewneck sweatshirt. Trainers offer a casual and comfortable vibe, perfect for relaxed outings. Loafers add a touch of sophistication, ideal for smart-casual occasions. Boots lend a rugged and stylish edge, making them a great choice for outdoor adventures or evenings out.


Crafted from a blend of 50% Polyester and 50% Cotton, our crew necks offer both comfort and durability. Priced at just £29.99 and available in sizes from XS to XXL, they’re great value. 

Concluding our blog post, we’re thrilled to introduce our College Crest Crew Necks, now available in our Shop by College section. Featuring timeless college crests, these crew necks are the perfect way to showcase your college pride. 

Whether you’re a student, alumni, or family member, our crew necks offer a stylish and comfortable option for expressing your affiliation. Stay tuned for more updates on our expanding Oxford college clothing and merchandise range.