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Why Singapore Likes to Tailor Oxford Shirt?

Oxford cloth is a very popular shirting fabric, particularly for more casual or sporty styles of dress shirts.  It’s a bit thicker than what we’d consider “fine” dress shirt fabrics, and has a hearty feel that is both durable and naturally resistant to wrinkles. Oxford cloths can be found in a variety of qualities. 

Oxford fabric is very popular due to its characteristics and multipurpose use. It is particularly used for making casual or sporty cotton shirts, pants, and other casual-to-formal garments.

40/1×24/2: This is the classic heavier weight oxford cloth. These are generally much thicker than the average shirt fabric. Make for really great casual shirts. They are very durable and can be washed/dried with your socks and t-shirts and worn a bit wrinkly. A good one will be quite soft to the touch and get better with age.

80s two-ply: This is the classic pinpoint oxford cloth. It’s a nice quality oxford cloth weave with a dense enough texture that works well for conservative business settings. Thicker than broadcloth and relatively opaque, this is the classic Brooks Brothers style shirt.

75/2×38/3: This construction comes from Thomas Mason and is what we like to call a “premium oxford”.  It has a similar thickness and heartiness to the basic heavy oxford, but it is simultaneously a bit smoother and more refined.  The result is a shirt that looks great a bit rumpled casually, but can also be ironed up sharp for a slick suited look.

50s single-ply: A crisp but lighter weight oxford. Can usually be found in interesting patterns or colors. In appropriate patterns these can make for great business shirts or relatively sharp casual shirts.

Overall, a nice casual oxford cloth shirt a wardrobe essential for it’s durability and versatilely. Pair it with a button down collar for the low-maintenance OCBD. Technically, this should be  referred to as a Royal Oxford Weave as it has two horizontal (weft) threads and two vertical (warp) threads. A standard Oxford will have only one vertical (warp) thread.

Characteristics

  • The Oxford fabric has great insulating properties. It can trap in a lot of air depending on its thickness and keeps one warm. Hence, it can be a great choice for winter.
  • Oxford fabrics have fine textures and are slightly heavy in weight.
  • Their basket type of weaving gives the fabric durable and breathable properties.
  • These fabrics age well and get softer with each use.
  • They are also naturally resistant to wrinkles.
  • Oxford fabrics dry easily after washing.
  • They have good resistance to abrasion and chemical agents.
  • They are machine-washable, easy to maintain, and tend to retain their shape. They require little to no ironing after going through the washing process. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Singapore Likes to Tailor Oxford Shirt?

Oxford cloth is a very popular shirting fabric, particularly for more casual or sporty styles of dress shirts.  It’s a bit thicker than what we’d consider “fine” dress shirt fabrics, and has a hearty feel that is both durable and naturally resistant to wrinkles. Oxford cloths can be found in a variety of qualities. 

Oxford fabric is very popular due to its characteristics and multipurpose use. It is particularly used for making casual or sporty cotton shirts, pants, and other casual-to-formal garments.

40/1×24/2: This is the classic heavier weight oxford cloth. These are generally much thicker than the average shirt fabric. Make for really great casual shirts. They are very durable and can be washed/dried with your socks and t-shirts and worn a bit wrinkly. A good one will be quite soft to the touch and get better with age.

80s two-ply: This is the classic pinpoint oxford cloth. It’s a nice quality oxford cloth weave with a dense enough texture that works well for conservative business settings. Thicker than broadcloth and relatively opaque, this is the classic Brooks Brothers style shirt.

75/2×38/3: This construction comes from Thomas Mason and is what we like to call a “premium oxford”.  It has a similar thickness and heartiness to the basic heavy oxford, but it is simultaneously a bit smoother and more refined.  The result is a shirt that looks great a bit rumpled casually, but can also be ironed up sharp for a slick suited look.

50s single-ply: A crisp but lighter weight oxford. Can usually be found in interesting patterns or colors. In appropriate patterns these can make for great business shirts or relatively sharp casual shirts.

Overall, a nice casual oxford cloth shirt a wardrobe essential for it’s durability and versatilely. Pair it with a button down collar for the low-maintenance OCBD. Technically, this should be  referred to as a Royal Oxford Weave as it has two horizontal (weft) threads and two vertical (warp) threads. A standard Oxford will have only one vertical (warp) thread.

Characteristics

  • The Oxford fabric has great insulating properties. It can trap in a lot of air depending on its thickness and keeps one warm. Hence, it can be a great choice for winter.
  • Oxford fabrics have fine textures and are slightly heavy in weight.
  • Their basket type of weaving gives the fabric durable and breathable properties.
  • These fabrics age well and get softer with each use.
  • They are also naturally resistant to wrinkles.
  • Oxford fabrics dry easily after washing.
  • They have good resistance to abrasion and chemical agents.
  • They are machine-washable, easy to maintain, and tend to retain their shape. They require little to no ironing after going through the washing process. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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