Air Forged Oxford - Discontinued

Air Forged Oxford - Discontinued

Better. Stronger. Softer. Cleaner. The oxford cloth button down shirt reengineered for a 21st century way of life. The Outlier Air Forged Oxford.

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We're always chasing an elusive dream of every day, anywhere, forever garments. When it comes to shirts the button down oxford is well up on the list, but could we make one even better?

Could we make a cleaner oxford so that sweat no longer showed through? Could it handle chance encounters with grit and coffee without getting dirty? Cotton shirts are the softest right before they fall apart, could we make an oxford that was both stronger and softer at the same time? Could we make a UV resistant and breathable oxford to protect us in comfort? Yes, yes, yes and yes. We just needed to engineer the right fabric. The Air Forged Oxford from Outlier.

Like many Outlier projects, the genesis was in the materials. The secret of an oxford cloth is not in the weave per se, but in the thickness of the yarns. It's a simple canvas weave but one where the fill yarns are significantly thicker than the warp yarns. The result is a more dimensional fabric, one that reduces surface contact and breathes better.

A great weave is only as good as the fibers in it though, and oxford cloth is traditionally cotton. Cotton of course has some good qualities, but in the end as they teach you in camp: "cotton kills". Its weakness is moisture, it absorbs too much, it wrinkles, it shows sweat, it stains easily and it breeds odor. While high grade cotton is somewhat durable, it eventually fades and falls apart.

Rather than using cotton, we decided to build an oxford around air texturized supplex fibers designed to combine the advantages of nylon with the beautiful handfeel of cotton. The fibers are extruded at extremely low deniers and then hit with a jet of air that permanently crinks them, giving an incredible softness and resiliency while staying far stronger than staple fibers like cotton. They are then twisted into yarns of varying thickness which are used to weave the cloth. After a few false starts we settled on a weave of two 100D fibers by one 250D and then had the fabric blazed with a Nano-Tex® treatment to finish it off.

The result is a clean, durable and breathable cloth that is a joy to wear and looks good too. Sewn in New York City, using our patent pending pivot sleeve pattern. Button down collar, custom Italian Mombasa poly buttons and one front "secret catch" pocket. What more could you want in a shirt?
Fabric
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The secret of an oxford cloth is not in the weave per se, but in the thickness of the yarns. It's a simple canvas weave but one where the fill (weft) yarns are significantly thicker than the warp yarns. The result is a more dimensional fabric, one that reduces surface contact and breathes better.

Rather than use cotton, we built this oxford around custom developed air texturized supplex fibers which were designed to combine the advantages of nylon with the beautiful handfeel of cotton. The fibers are extruded at extremely low deniers and then hit with a jet of air that permanently crinks them, giving an incredible softness and resiliency while staying far stronger than staple fibers like cotton. They are then twisted into yarns of varying thickness which are used to weave the cloth. We settled on a weave of two 100D fibers by one 250D and then had the fabric blazed with a Nano-Tex® treatment to finish it off.

The result is a clean, durable and breathable cloth that is a joy to wear and looks good too.
Details
  • Air Forged Oxford Cloth Pivot Sleeve Shirt aka the Air Forged Oxford
  • Patent Pending Pivot Sleeve construction for freedom of movement
  • Button down collar
  • Catch front pocket
  • Custom Italian Mombasa poly buttons
  • Air Forged Oxford Cloth made in Taiwan
  • 120gsm
  • Air texturized 100% supplex nylon 6,6
  • Stronger than cotton
  • Naturally soft handfeel
  • UPF 50+ for sun protection
  • Quick drying
  • Nano-Tex® treated for a cleaner wear
  • Fits true to size with a tailored medium cut
  • Machine wash cold, hang dry or tumble dry low for a few minutes. (it dries quick, don't waste energy!) Low iron if needed
  • Made in New York City
  • Sizing

    Please refer to the table below for exact garment measurements.

    Garment Measurement Illustration
    Garment measurements in inches, measured flat
    Size XS S S-Long M M-Long L L-Long XL XXL
    Shoulder 16.5 17.25 17.25 17.75 17.75 18.25 18.25 18.5 19.25
    Length high shoulder to bottom 27.75 28.5 30.5 29 31 29.5 31.5 30.25 31
    Sleeve length Center Back to Sleeve Opening 33.25 33.75 35.75 34.25 36.25 34.75 36.75 35.25 35.75
    Body Measurement Illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size XS S S-Long M M-Long L L-Long XL XXL
    Neck 14.5 15 15 15.5 15.5 16 16 16.5 17
    Chest 34 36 36 38 38 40 40 42 44
    Colors
    Earthshadow

    Earthshadow

    Storm Gray

    Storm Gray

    Lightning Gray

    Lightning Gray