Oxford (cloth)

Oxford is a type of woven dress shirt fabric, employed to make a particular casual-to-formal cloth in dress shirts that may erroneously be called Oxford shirts.


The Oxford weave has a basketweave structure and a lustrous aspect[1] making it a popular fabric for a dress shirt.[2]


Varieties in the cloth are the plain Oxford, the Pinpoint Oxford and the more formal Royal Oxford. While these first two are more often paired with casual shirt designs like a button-down collar, the third type is a more versatile weave that can be paired with either business or sporty dress codes.


  1. "Kohls.com Glossary of Fabric & Fashion Terms". Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  2. "Dress Shirt Fabric". Retrieved 2008-08-02.
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