All oxford cloths are basket weaves, from the finer pinpoint to the heavier standard oxford cloth, but the royal oxford is a more elaborate weave than the others and has a diagonal effect along with the basket weave look. Whilst royal oxford is the dressiest of the oxford cloths, it can be effectively made into both dressier and sportier shirts.
Oxford – these fabrics are created using rougher, more substantial yarns, and hence are inherently more casual. Oxford fabrics are created using a basket weave, where multiple yarns pass over one and other in vertical / horizontal directions. As a more casual fabric, its most natural form is the button down collar. In colored and patterned Oxford shirts, only the threads running in one direction are dyed, while the others are left white. This gives the fabric its characterized textured appearance. As a result of these coarser yarns, Oxford fabrics are generally more affordable. An Oxford shirt is probably not the right choice for evening wear or a more formal office, but it can make for a great casual / weekend shirt.
- Plain oxford
- Pinpoint oxford
- Imperial pxford with panama weave
- Royal oxford with panama weave
What is a royal oxford shirt?
Royal Oxford is a beautiful, flashy dress shirt fabric. It has an elaborate weave that gives it a distinctive, significant texture. It's usually very shiny. Royal Oxford fabric is well known for its softness. Something about the weave makes the yarns puff out a bit and it just feels cushy and nice.