Oxford cloth is the signature fabric for button-down collared shirts. This fabric uses thick thread so that the weave is uniquely dense and heavy. The durable fabric is naturally resistant to wrinkles so that you don’t need to worry too much about ironing. The oxford cloth button-down (OCBD) has a special place in Ivy League fashion.
To create a traditional feel, the curve of the collar pattern has been reduced. The new pattern employs a lowered neckline to create a relaxed look when the collar is opened.
Compared to the Slim Fit, the sleeves and body have been kept spacious. By preserving the size of the back panel, together with bringing the side seams forward, we have incorporated the essential ideas of traditional British and American tailoring.
The special characteristic of our model is its sleeves that naturally point forward. The curve of the sleeve has been tailored to match that of the jacket, which in turn means the cuff of the shirt sleeve and the jacket are parallel.
To preserve a traditional look, the shirt has wider front and sleeve plackets, and also features a wider stitch width in comparison to the Slim Fit. The sleeve plackets employ double stitches to keep this taste. It was inspired by Ivy League style, only the yoke has been narrowed.
The pocket has been placed slightly slanted on the shirt, so that it looks straight when worn. As an added Ivy Look detail, the stitch on the pocket is straight (button-down shirts only).
Most of our fabrics have a minimum of 80 cotton yarn count, to ensure an exquisite feel.
The best quality shirts will sew an indulgent 18 stitches, but we go a step further with 22 stitches. This standard has been attained through a culmination of experience and outstanding needle work.
Shell buttons are the hallmark of luxury shirts. Our natural shell buttons possess a unique sheen.
We use nonfusible interlining in order to achieve a natural-looking, soft finish for collars, cuffs, and plackets.