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What is the word for this item of clothing


How would Rose refer to the zippered shirt she is wearing in the Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit?  I would probably call it a hoodie even though it doesn't have a hood.  Is there a better Britglish word?


So US-English "button-down" shirt is just what we call "a shirt"? (That's not what I thought it meant at all!) Do they reserve "Oxford shirt" as we do (or is just me?) for ones with those tiny buttons on the collar and that special cotton drill material?

And yes, I agree that's outerwear Rose has on, and it's a top rather than a shirt. I wouldn't call it a jacket unless it was a little more loose-fitting.
Buttondown is not used the same by every American. I think different regions and even age groups would have their own spin on what the term describes. For me, a 64 year-old mid-westerner, it would be used to describe a shirt that buttons all the way down the front, and that would be appropriate for business wear or to be worn with a suit and possible a tie. All the shirts on this page would be 'button-downs'. http://www.landsend.com/shop/mens-dress-shirts/-/N-fzl

Most 'oxford' shirts are buttondowns, but most buttondowns are not necessarily oxfords. To me it means a fabric that is crosswoven from a solid colored thread and a white thread.
This process produces a softer colored shirt that is be more appropriate for business wear than a more intense color might be. These are examples of oxford shirts. http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-tailored-fit-solid-no-iron-supima-oxford-dress-shirt/id_233704