OCBD 3-28-2012

Oxford Defined

A brief history of America's most trad fabric

Your interesting fact of the day: Oxford cloth dates back to the late 19th century to one of the oldest Scottish clothing mills. The mill produced four distinct commercial shirting fabrics; each fabric was given the name of an illustrious university, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale. Of the four, only the Oxford remains today. Why Oxford cloth is the last survivor of the original four, we may never know. But, we do know it’s our favorite shirt fabric and an indisputable classic ... Read the full story »