The white PS Oxford – Everlasting Type

On the ultimate day of the pop-up store again in October, it occurred to me to herald my blue PS Oxford shirt – to point out the way it had softened with age. 

The response was telling. Half of the those who felt it purchased one on the day, and a number of other of the others purchased on-line subsequently. 

For anybody afraid of PS turning into too industrial, I believe frankly it exhibits how downright amateurish I’m about promoting issues. After all I ought to have introduced it in earlier.

The best way the fabric washes and wears is likely one of the foremost promoting factors – and the one hardest to get throughout on a pc display.

I received’t repeat that mistake within the subsequent pop-up. The unique shirt, fantastically softened to the purpose it’s the most snug factor I personal, might be on show.  

And as regards this put up is anxious, you’ll simply need to take my phrase for it. Or that of readers.

The white model of the PS Oxford fabric is lastly out there – and on the Store now, each as fabric and as completed shirts.

With that addition, it seems like this genuine oxford challenge has reached a watershed. The shirts are actually out there in blue, white and cream/blue stripe, and current maybe the complete fundamental vary. 

These three would be the most helpful oxford colors for many guys, and canopy all eventualities, from the informal to the sensible. 

There’ll all the time be different fascinating choices in fact – pinks and reds and yellows – however these three are the core. 

From a styling perspective, a white oxford shirt is fascinating. 

Good in color however informal in texture, it sits on the borderline between formalities – and may very well be seen as neither one factor nor the opposite. 

However in case you gown comparatively casually – maybe outlined as not carrying a swimsuit and tie more often than not – then the white oxford does fill a selected want, I believe.

It’s sensible sufficient to be worn with a navy blazer, wool trousers and footwear. But additionally with a charcoal tweed jacket. With an oatmeal crewneck. Even with pale classic denims and tennis footwear. 

The color helps it put on sensible, the feel retains it informal. And it might go together with nearly something within the solar of summer season. 

Within the picture above, it really works properly with a cardigan and flannels. Certainly it attire up each these issues.

However within the picture beneath (and better up) it additionally works properly with tailoring. 

That’s a double-breasted corduroy jacket from Sartoria Ciardi, charcoal Fox-flannel trousers from Whitcomb & Shaftesbury, and darkish darkish brown monk-straps from Edward Inexperienced. 

The trousers and footwear particularly make the general mixture somewhat sensible. 

After which I’ve pictured it with one thing far more informal beneath.

The cardigan is from Loopwheeler in Japan, and akin to a sweatshirt in formality – notably with these huge pockets. 

Whereas the trousers are the Military Chino from The Armoury: strong selvedge twill, excessive waisted and full within the leg. 

It’s nearly a workwear mixture, however the white oxford works with all of it. Certainly the white is especially good with the cream cardigan and fatigue-green chinos. Blue wouldn’t be as pleasing. 

For these not acquainted with the PS Oxford challenge and cloth, I’ve included a quick abstract beneath. 

However in case you already know the product, and even personal it, every thing you want is on the store web page.

The total background is offered on the launch article right here


  • The PS Oxford challenge was born out of a frustration with the dearth of slubby, genuine oxford cloths out there for bespoke. 
  • The bespoke shirting market nonetheless focuses on gown shirts primarily, and there was nothing on the market. So I labored with Italian mill Canclini to make one. 
  • We needed: heavier weight and thicker yarn, to make it extra snug and soften with age; and a delicate variation within the blue/white yarns that results in that nubby, pure look.
  • The feel comes from utilizing a short-staple cotton, so the weft of our PS Oxford is single-ply 10-count.
  • However within the warp we used two high quality yarns (each of them two-ply 90-count), as an alternative of one other single-ply one. 
  • This retains the thickness and character, but in addition avoids among the downsides of short-staple cotton, akin to pilling.
  • There are higher oxfords out there able to put on, akin to Mercer & Sons, however even these use 2-ply in each weft and warp. After plenty of testing, I believe the Canclini warp-weft mixture is the very best total. 

Sensible factors: 

  • As with all of the PS shirt cloths the material is pre-cut into 2m lengths, which ought to be sufficient for many guys (roughly, anybody 6’3’’ and beneath).
  • The material is pre-washed, however as with most oxfords remains to be liable to a bit of shrinkage. We advocate permitting an additional 1cm within the physique width and sleeve size, 2cm within the physique size
  • If anybody desires to ship the fabric to a shirtmaker, please put them because the supply handle – and allow them to comprehend it’s coming.
  • The shirts are the identical as different PS shirts, made by Luca Avitabile in Naples with a number of factors of handwork, and vintage-style mother-of-pearl buttons
  • The fabric prices £59, the shirts £185, each ex-VAT. Every has gone up barely on a yr in the past, reflecting trade charges

Pictures: Jamie Ferguson

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