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What does Oxford mean?

A plain weave fabric where 2 or more filling yarns pass over and under 1 or more parallel warp yarns. It is possible to have 2×1, 2×2, 3×2, 4×4, or 8×8.

Heddels explains Oxford

Oxford cloth has a basketweave pattern and is most commonly used for dress shirts. While traditionally made of cotton, today’s oxford cloth is also frequently made of a synthetic blend.

It is a sturdy, comfortable fabric and is relatively inexpensive to manufacture.

Additional Resources

Up-close snapshot of oxford cloth:

Raw Denim Term - Oxford

Source:  atailoredsuit.com