Oxford cloth is a type of woven dress shirt fabric, employed to make dress shirts sometimes called Oxford shirts worn on casual to formal occasions.


Oxford cloth has a basket-weave structure and a lustrous aspect[1] making it a popular fabric for dress shirts.[2]


Plain Oxford and Pinpoint Oxford are commonly used for casual shirt designs such as a button-down collar. Pinpoint Oxford is made from finer yarn and has a tighter weave than plain Oxford. It shows a "pin" or "dot" effect in the texture.[3] Royal Oxford is considered a more formal option. It is suited to business or sporty dress codes.[4]


  1. ^ "Kohls.com Glossary of Fabric & Fashion Terms". Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  2. ^ "Dress Shirt Fabric". Archived from the original on 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
  3. ^ "Pinpoint plain blue solid fabric | Buy Online | Acorn Fabrics UK".
  4. ^ Durkin Matthes, Betsy (2006). Dressing the Man You Love. p. 112. ISBN 9780977387830.