What's the hand on the charcoal birdseye like? Smooth ala Super 120s, "weavy" ala hopsack, or soft and "nappy" like flannel?
Any plans to bring back the flannela (or possibility of special ordering)? I think that might be one of my favorite fabrics so far.
I can also vouch for Jiffy - I have the J-4000:http://www.amazon.com/J-4000-Jiffy-Garment-Steamer-Plastic/dp/B0000665TE/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1382567913&sr=1-1&keywords=j-4000 It's a little more expensive than the J-2000 Mike linked too, but it's all metal and really solid/industrial - you could use this thing for 20 years (I've had mine for 5 or 6).
My experience with the oxfords (size 36) is they shrink a touch, more if you throw it in the dryer and minimally (if at all) when cold-washed and line-dried. I typically try to shrink them a little, so I throw them in the dryer the first few times. If you're right on the edge, you might size up and use the dryer a couple times.