The Oxford Dress Shirt
Dress shirts constructed of an oxford weave are known for their durability and minimal care requirements.
This guy-friendly fabric epitomizes easygoing style and straightforward presentation, featuring a simple weave that resembles a basket. Oxford cloth should not be confused with pinpoint oxford and royal oxford, both of which are more formal.
Depending on the thread count and ply, an oxford cloth dress shirt can be lighter and dressier or heavier and more casual. These characteristics, and not just the type of weave, will help you determine the best time and place to wear oxford.
Generally, though, it is considered an informal fabric that works best outside of working hours or in a business casual environment. For example, many button-down shirts bear the distinctive oxford weave. You’ll find oxford cloth most commonly in solid coloured dress shirts, with visual interest usually added via threads of alternating colour. This also adds a touch of depth and texture, which becomes more noticeable upon closer inspection.
Because of its resilience to wrinkles, the oxford dress shirt has become a staple for men who want a sharp but simple option. They can also take comfort in oxford’s versatility, knowing that it will look good in all but the most formal settings.
Looking for a more personal touch? Our style advisors can meet you at your office to display fabric samples, take body measurements and guide you through the customization process. Or you can visit us for the same great experience.
The beauty of custom is the ability to impose your personal style on any aspect of design. Using our intuitive design interface, which features 3D-rendered shirts and changes shown in real-time, you can choose to customize every last detail or simply the ones that matter to you.
Without the assurance of a perfect fit, there’s no trust. We guarantee your shirt to fit the way you intended. If it doesn't, we’ll fix it, then we’ll save your updated measurements in our system for seamless future orders.