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A true woman's workshirt: tough and durable, but damn, it's elegant.
Relaxed in the shoulders and strong in the collar, The New Oxford in Matte Black is made from 100% lyocell twill with natural corozo buttons. It boasts a front pocket, pleated cuffs, an extended hem, and a back box pleat that rests between your shoulder blades. Lastly, the swoop of the back hem has been cut to flattering perfection (while also allowing you to bend over without the fear of butt crack exposure).
Ships within 3 weeks
Crafted in New York, The New Oxford is the ultimate closet essential.
Inspired by a mix of 1930s industrial wear and 1980s power dressing, it’s structured yet generous, soft but wildly elegant.
Wear it buttoned up for a meeting, as a light jacket for running errands, and then tie it up at your waist when you’re off duty.
Meet our Lyocell Twill
But wtf is lyocell?! Glad you asked: Lyocell is a type of fabric that is responsibly produced from sustainably sourced wood. As a biodegradable fabric, it is known for its strength, moisture absorption, and softness. Its closed loop-production process takes the material from forest, to wood, to pulp, to fiber, to yarn, to fabric, to NAOMI NOMI's studio, to our sewing team on 35th street where it becomes a shirt, back to our studio, into a box, into the mail, and onto your body.
Our Lyocell is produced in Canada and is woven in a twill formation. The twill (which you can see from the fabric's tiny diagonal lines) puts a healthy dose of movement into the material. With a cool black finish, it hangs like water off the body.
The corozo nut, also called a tagua nut, is a natural material which is commonly used for carving. Turns out, buttons are like tiny carved sculptures which makes corozo a great alternative to plastic for button making.
Back in the 19th century, a guy who owned a Scottish textile mill had a brilliant idea for a marketing campaign: name the season’s fabrics after all the fancy universities. All the rich boys who go to these schools will want them and they will all sell - cue happily ever after. Well, it kind of worked! No one really liked the Cambridge, Harvard and Yale weaves, but the Oxford — now that was a hit. Known for its yarn’s criss-crossing basket weave, Oxford cloth became the go-to garment for British polo players (it was breathable and the closest thing they had to sportswear).Today, Oxford shirts are made in all types of fabrics - especially 21st century sustainable ones ;)