Dress Shirt Fabrics

Oxford Cloth – There are several different varieties of Oxford, but all are a weave in which dyed and undyed threads are woven together. This makes for a soft, hard-wearing fabric.

Royal Oxford – This fabric is made the same way as Oxford, but the threads are much finer, so it feels softer and silkier to the touch than Oxford.

Pinpoint is a combination of cotton poplin and Oxford. Only the warp yarn is dyed. The yarn is finer and the weave is tighter than regular Oxford. Pinpoint is more formal than Oxford.

Broadcloth (or poplin) is very tightly woven and has a slight sheen, making it very dressy. It is a lighter fabric than oxford.