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Textures

August 28th, 2018

Edition 10

Japanese oxford


The oxford weave is a staple of the classic masculine wardrobe. Its pinpoint variant is highly appreciated as a more formal shirting fabric.

Sources diverge concerning the origin of the oxford weave. Some say Flemish weavers developed this fabric in Oxford, a city they emigrated to after the revocation of the Nantes Edict in the XVIIth century (which forced Protestants to leave France).

Others say that this fabric appeared in Scotland in the XIXth century : weavers would have commercialized fabrics with the names of the four most prestigious universities of the time, namely, Yale, Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford.

The oxford has a basket weave structure with a double yarn, that gives it solidity and easy care. There are several variations, including the royal oxford and the pinpoint. The weave of the former can be recognized by the passage of the weft yarn over, then under, the two warp yarns. It stands apart from the classic oxford weave by its fineness and its lightness.

We have selected a 148g/sqm cotton pinpoint from a specialist japanese mill to make our essential French collar shirt. It is made by the atelier Confection Boischaut Nord in Ecueillé, France.