Shirts play an important role in men’s daily wardrobe.
As a basic item like a T-shirt, it can easily unlock more possibilities for matching with its unique details such as shirt collar and button placket.
However, as we all know, the category of shirts alone also includes a wide range of styles. In addition to designs such as colors, collar types, cuts, etc., it can give shirts The “all-rounder” feature is also the weaving method that most people ignore.
When it comes to formal shirts, we will immediately think of smooth poplin fabric; and the representative of casual orientation is believed to be the full-flavored Oxford fabric.
Yes, many people’s general impression of Oxford spinning is the distinctive grain Texture and layered color.
These slightly conspicuous features are often the expression of casual items. It is no wonder that people generally classify Oxford shirts into casual styles.
The implication is that Oxford textile can be used as a more formal shirt choice?
Not to mention, it is really possible and can even meet your dressing needs in all scenes.
- Not a simple “Oxford spinning”
Formal wear/ The reason why business shirts are often made of poplin fabric is because this plain woven fabric has a smooth and soft appearance, and can achieve the exquisite style required by urban elites even without too high a count.
But because of this, many high-gloss poplin shirts are not very friendly for daily matching.
After all, the glossy appearance makes it more eye-catching for men with a low-key and restrained style.
Sometimes when matched with items that are slightly rougher, it will inevitably produce a certain sense of abruptness, and it cannot be truly suitable for both leisure and leisure.
It is undeniable that ordinary Oxford spinning has indeed established its casual tone, whether due to its development origin or its appearance.
It is said that at the end of the 19th century, students from Oxford University in England discovered a combed cotton weaving method and applied it to shirts worn when participating in sailing sports.
As for this kind of fabric, which is interwoven with different-colored warp and weft yarns of different thicknesses (usually the weft yarns are thicker), the square structure causes convex “grains” to appear on the surface, and the feel is hard but not soft. Lose softness, comfortable and breathable, wear-resistant and durable.
Therefore, this weaving method which is closely related to Oxford University was named “Oxford spinning”, and the corresponding weaving method is The fabric is what is called Oxford cloth.
But it is worth mentioning that Oxford (spun) cloth cannot be equated with pure cotton. It may also be other yarns or blends. , such as cotton & wool, cotton & linen, etc., as long as the finished product uses the Oxford weaving method, it can be called Oxford cloth.
For example, the OCBD (Oxford Cloth Button-Down) shirt promoted by Brooks Brothers is a button-down Oxford cloth shirt.
The unique rough texture and soft button collar give it a slightly wrinkled look that is more relaxed and more individual than a traditional dress shirt.
Brooks Brothers’ recent re-engraved version of OCBD
In addition to becoming the standard item of Ivy Style, many Hollywood superstars and upper-class people have also embraced Oxford shirts. , it is absolutely not an exaggeration to say that it is one of the symbols of American style.