161 reviews. Average rating 4.8/5
Recommended by 96%.
“Excellent all-around blue oxford. Dressier than the Heavy Oxfords, and a good weight. The only downside is that it did shrink significantly, causing the sleeves to be a bit too short. Increase the sleeve length .25"”
Andy in Edmonton, Alberta
“Classic for an OCBD.”
Mitch in Boston, MA
Greg in Newtown, PA
The blue oxford cloth button down is an absolute essential. Period. It's the sport shirt that seems to work in any situation. Hearty with beautiful texture, oxford cloth only improves with age. It's the sort of shirt you can have in your closet for years and will never break down. Especially when it's made from a premium 2-ply American Pima cotton like this one is.
You see, the perfect oxford cloth starts with the perfect cotton. While Egyptian and Sea Island cotton are often lauded for their quality, American Pima is the perfect cotton for oxford fabric due to its incredible durability and remarkable softness. It's a more matte cotton, which is exactly what you want on a more casual fabric like this. The 80/2 x 21/2 construction gives it the right amount of beefiness, and after a few washes it really softens up. We love the ’60s vibe of our Soft Ivy Button Down Collar on an oxford (just the right amount of collar roll), and we always pair it with a soft front placket and soft one-button cuff. Try a Colorado BD for a more contemporary collar (read: smaller), or a Soft President Spread if you'd like a little more versatility. Learn more about Oxford Shirts here.
Fabric Technical Details
- Suggested Style: Casual, Business Casual
- Weave: Oxford Cloth (?)
- Composition: 100% Cotton
- Thread Count: 80s 2-ply (?)
- Thickness: 0.016 Very Heavyweight (?)
- Opacity Rating: 5/5 Maximum Opaqueness (?)
- Wrinkle Resistance: 3/5
- Origin: Portugal
- Fabric ID: PCF1839
- Care: Standard care instructions (?)
- Shrinkage: Please note that this fabric comes with an extra shrinkage allowance of 1% in the sleeve length and collar around. We suggest you wash and press this shirt for optimal size consistency with all of our other fabrics.
AMERICAN PIMA LIGHT BLUE HEAVY OXFORD SHIRTS
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It’s pretty simple. Try one of our shirts. We guarantee a perfect fit. We send it. You try it on. If it doesn’t fit perfectly (it usually does), let us know what needs to change and return the shirt. We’ll alter or remake your first shirt for free and save a new size on your profile for convenient reordering.