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Best oxford cotton fabric (Reasonably priced)

klebisking

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Hi, just wondering...

what's a good and reasonably priced fabric brand that produces an oxford or royal oxford cotton fabric of 100/2 or 120/2 with moderate to heavy thickness and is of a decent quality?

EDIT: SORRY BUT I JUST REALIZED MY DESIRED FABRIC- I NEED A FABRIC THAT IS HEAVY YET SOFT TO TOUCH. WOULD PINPOINT OXFORD COTTONS BE THE BEST BALANCED OPTION?
 

Eustace Tilley

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I buy mine from Acorn in the UK.

100s or 120s is way too fine for regular ol'oxford. I think its typically 40s or 50s.

Not sure on Royal Oxford, as I'm not a fan.
 

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Oxford and "royal" oxford are different animals. Royal oxfords are an elaborate weave and they're available everywhere. As far as classic oxfords go, Acorn's already been mentioned. It's very soft but a little thin compared to the Brooks Brothers standard. Philips Boyne also sells a regular oxford ("cambridge oxford") that is heavier and a little stiffer, but it softens up over time. Philips Boyne's plain whites aren't an "optic" white, though. After a couple washes mine ended up looking very dingy, though the blue is really nice if you want an unlined, brooks-brothers-style OCBD.
 

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so from what i gather, Acorn 100, 120s are not the fabrics to look for when i want some thickness and weight in the oxfords? Besides BB and Philips Boyne, what other Fabric manufacturers akin to Acorn produce a reasonably priced oxford fabric with a good weight yet not sacrificing on its quality.
 

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If want Acorn pricing it will be hard. Other manuf. are more expensive. Have you tried local shops? NY has American Sember and Tip Top. Not sure where you are located.
 

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Sorry But I Just Realized My Desired Fabric- I Need A Fabric That Is Heavy Yet Soft To Touch. Would Pinpoint Oxford Cottons Be The Best Balanced Option?
 

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Try twills and stay in the low counts 100's and 120's as others have mentioned. Best to go and feel the fabric in person. You might be surprised as to what you like and dont like.
 

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Originally Posted by klebisking
Sorry But I Just Realized My Desired Fabric- I Need A Fabric That Is Heavy Yet Soft To Touch. Would Pinpoint Oxford Cottons Be The Best Balanced Option?

Uh... Those are almost mutually exclusive.

Try LE Hyde Park. Pinpoints are not normally thick. Neither are royals from what I've seen. Propercloth has a really thick oxford, but I'm not sure if its soft enough for you. But if thick is your first concern, then LandsEnd and Propercloth are the thickest I've personally found.
 

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