Oxford vs Pinpoint Oxford vs Broadcloth?

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Regarding men's dress shirts .... what is the difference between
oxford, pinpoint oxford, and broadcloth?  I think oxford is a heavy
material and broadcloth is much lighter?  What is pinpoint oxford in
relation to these?  Is it in between?


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And poplin?  Where does that fit in?


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Poplin is a type of canvas--the lightest weight.  It has a crisp
finish, and is used for lightweight jackets, pants and shorts.

Teri


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Oxford is a weave rather than a weight.  Pinpoint Oxford is the same
weave in finer threads, I believe.  Poplin is another weave rather than
a weight.  It comes in everything from fine silk shirt fabric to heavy
cotton mix furnishing fabrics!  :)  Broadcloth merely means the fabric
is woven on wider looms - usually 50" inches or more.

If you don't know what weight and hand the cloth is, get samples and see
which you like best.

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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Broadcloth is a mixture of polyester and cotton - often 65/35. Pinpoint is a
finer weave

Linda


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Oxford cloth is a plain weave fabric, with the same number and size of
threads in both directions; pinpoint oxford is two colors, one in each
direction.

The original meaning of "broadcloth" meant any cloth that was wider
than 36 inches.  Now, it usually refers to plain weave fabric used to
make shirts.

Teri


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