Fabric Glossary: Oxford

Fabric Glossary: Oxford

Published on March 24, 2022

Oxford cloth, a popular and versatile dress shirt fabric, is a staple in the American tradition of shirt making. Originally created for sportswear, oxford cloth is constructed via a basket weave pattern resulting in a soft and robust fabric. Its thicker and more textured finish makes oxford dress shirts perfect for casual or outdoor events.

For more formal situations, pinpoint oxford is the ideal balance of dress and comfort. Sporting a higher thread count and finer yarns, pinpoint dress shirts are lighter and silkier than standard oxfords, great for days at the office or an evening out.
man wearing oxford dress shirt

Royal Oxford is the most luxurious and elaborate oxford; its distinctive texture gives Royal Oxford dress shirts an even more pillowy hand-feel than its pinpoint counterparts. Best suited for the most formal occasions, its glossy finish will look extra sharp paired with a dark suit or tuxedo.

While traditionally a more casual fabric, we believe oxford dress shirts have a place on any occasion, from summer backyard barbecues to black-tie events. Overall, oxford cloth dress shirts with a button-down collar, such as our Hudson Pinpoint dress shirt, are a classic wardrobe essential for many due to their durability, versatility, and low maintenance.
man wearing oxford dress shirt
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March 24, 2022 — Deven Shakya

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