If you ask people who makes the absolute finest shirting material, one name keeps coming up: Thomas Mason. Their fabric is simply stunning. It takes the quintessential Italian fabric personality to the highest form — an indescribably soft and luxurious feel combined with spot on shade and pattern. We think you’ll be hard pressed to find a better value on an all-American sewn version than what we’re bringing you. Our second release from Thomas Mason is about a gold-standard, classic Oxford.
This style uses cotton oxford cloth from Thomas Mason out of Italy. Thomas Mason is widely considered one of the highest quality shirting lines in world. Originating in England, the brand has been milling fine shirting since 1796, with production now done in Italy. From all the amazing fabric available at this mill, our choice was easy - a staple, versatile fabric taken to the highest level. Nothing can beat a perfect Oxford. Wear it year round. Pair it with denim or chinos. Weekend or weekday, it's tough to find a fabric you can get more use out of. This version gets everything right. It starts with the feel. At 4.4 ounces, it's certainly solid, but it has a density and smoothness that you really appreciate when wearing it. Then comes the shade. We've started moving beyond the blue and white oxford looking for a bit of an update. This slightly powdery purple may be our new favorite oxford color. Again the Thomas Mason magic comes in. It's a shade that you think you know, but they tweak it just a bit so it becomes something different and special. The traditional Oxford weave makes it the classic we all love with the instantly recognizable color on white appearance. Thomas Mason knows how to precisely dial up all the small details to a level other mills rarely attain. It all adds up to a shirt you just want to wear and look great in. Our unique model lets us bring you this quality fabric at a value not found anywhere else.
Our fit starts with a beautifully tailored body, not too slim, but definitely fitted. High armholes keep the body lines clean. The length hits just right so it looks great always. Scooped out sides give the untucked look a bit of extra style. A traditional button down collar is secured with two side buttons and one back and has a nice soft roll.
We labor over every construction detail. Extensive single needle stitching is used throughout. All our closures are made from true mother of pearl. A finely folded locker loop sits over a box pleat on the back yoke. The front placket is also pleated, made the right way, using a true two piece construction. The feel is more substantial and the effort higher, but it's the right way. An angular chest pocket completes the front. Our cuffs are double button with rounded corners.