Pondicherry Oxford Shirt - Juhu Sky Blue
The Oxford refers to the cloth originally developed in the 19th Century and named after the university.
Woven in a specific basket-weave pattern, the fabric has an instantly recognisable chalky look. The cloth is now steeped in sartorial history, known as a robust and sporty option for shirting. Its prominence began when Polo players of the British Raj opted for the fabric due to its lightweight and breathable qualities. To stop collars flailing, two small buttons were sewn in, which birthed the button down (OCBD) style, which was widely embraced by the Ivy League set.
Crafted using premium Oxford weave cotton, our shirts are handmade in Tuscany. Oxfords have two-coloured warp threads together, and a thicker white weft thread woven across them.
Our premium cotton Oxford is sourced from Northern Italy. Whilst most brands use the same ply yarn throughout, our shirts use a combination of a single-ply in the weft and a finer two-ply in the warp, which gives the best blend of authentic texture and performance, a higher thread count and a nicer handle. Part of the charm of a traditional Oxford is how it ages and our 230gsm cloth will only get better and more comfortable with time and wear.
The Pondicherry shirt pattern has been developed to blend a slightly tailored yet relaxed fit. The back is darted to enhance shape and a longer, curved hem allows a more comfortable fit when tucked in or worn un-tucked. Each shirt has been hand cut and produced following an eighteen step manufacturing process in Tuscany.
The brand mantra, “mutual assistance of all beings”, is embroidered on the hemline in tonal thread. Our toucan collar is our own unique twist on the Nehru (grandad) collar for a more elegant silhouette.
We use Indonesian mother of pearl buttons on the front placket and cuffs.
Origin: Tuscany, Italy
Content: 100% Cotton Oxford, Mother of Pearl buttons from Indonesia
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