Ugh, I know, normally I would be the first to say that, but look at the thing.
It's just weird. The flannel looks buttery soft, the gray is just a shade I can't imagine wearing in the country, the flapless patch pockets for decoration, the three button high stance when it is certainly not a hacking jacket.
I just don't understand the thing, it kind of screams fashion victim, but it kind of doesn't. It just struck me as urban wear, and it looks way too soft to wear an ocbd with.
I think you're overthinking things. The idea than an oxford shirt doesn't "go" with soft textures doesn't really make sense. I don't think oxford works well with "hard" or smooth finishes, but I think a hefty dose of texture (soft or rough) is a natural pairing. Patch pockets are a casual detail, and the idea that three-button closures are only for hacking jackets is kind of odd. That third button doesn't really want to stay closed, either.
The gray isn't really a "country" shade, but, I mean, is the main wearing of casual tailored clothing truly in the countryside -- ie, a truly rural setting, rather than a social event or visit to even a small town in a rural area? I don't particularly like the jacket -- it's not such an easy color to wear as an odd jacket to begin with, and the overcheck is a funny color, but that just makes it a bad example of a breed, not some weird mongrel thing.
EDIT: What does it say about me that I've used "closed laces vs. open laces" as a way to get around the whole semantic mess of laceup shoes? I also own AE seconds now. #iGentAllTheWay?