Oxford cloth was originally a product of the Scottish textile industry of the 1800’s, when innovation was the key to staying in business. One of four shirting materials named for prestigious universities (the others were Cambridge, Harvard and Yale), Oxford outlived its contemporaries and became a menswear staple due to its strength and versatility. Originally marketed as formalwear, it was adopted by polo players in the early 20th century, lending the fabric an athletic pedigree. This eventually led to its popularity on postwar college campuses, where students realized its casual potential. Our Portuguese version delivers the combination of substance and adaptability that makes Oxford great. It’s light and breathable, and maintains its structure without being stiff.