The Oxford in Matte Black Lyocell

The Oxford in Matte Black Lyocell


Relaxed in the shoulders and strong in the collar, the NAOMI NOMI Oxford in Lyocell twill is the shirt you stole from the boys’ department that magically fits your curves. The shirt is made with natural corozo buttons, a front pocket, pleated cuffs, and a back box pleat that rests with intention between your shoulder blades. Leave it untucked, or tuck it in. Take it one step further and tie it up at your waist. Just be careful because that back hem has been cut to make that booty pop (while also allowing you to bend over without the fear of butt crack exposure).

What I’m made of: 100% lyocell with corozo buttons. (wtf is Lyocell? wtf is corozo? Scroll down and we’ll explain.)

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It’s in the details…

Meet our Lyocell Twill:

Sometimes, you fall in love and you let that love make all the decisions. That’s how we started using lyocell. We found it, couldn’t stop touching it, and now all of NAOMI NOMI is really just an excuse to drape ourselves in it until eternity.

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. 

Wtf is a corozo button?

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 great for button making.

Why is this shirt called an Oxford?

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 a mainstay of the closets of 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 ;)


How to care for me:

(Don’t call mom! You got this!)

Machine wash cold with like colors, hang to dry

Warm iron as needed

Okay to dry clean

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