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Oco Merino Oxford

Oco Merino Oxford

An oxford upgraded. The classic structure of organic cotton woven together with the superfine performance of merino wool to create a better oxford cloth button down.

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Story
Ever since we put on our first merino t-shirt we’ve been dreaming of ways to bring that incredible feeling to a button down shirt - an impossible task, really. In the world of fabric, a woven cotton oxford cloth and a knit merino jersey are as different as the high desert and deep ocean, two radically different sides of the same orbit. As a result, our goals have become far more subtle, and perhaps more sophisticated as well.

The Oco Merino Oxford is built around an oxford cloth where an organic cotton warp is combined with a superwashed superfine merino weft to create a subtly better shirt.

Cotton is, of course, the essence of an oxford cloth. When woven in the classic two up, two down weave, it creates a fabric with a serious structure that breaks in to become a beautifully soft “reach for it” kind of garment. Our goal was to build on this foundation, not replace it, so we built the Oco Merino Oxford Cloth around a classic warp of organic cotton and focused our attention on the fill, or weft.

For the fill we went to a workhorse fiber, superwashed superfine merino wool. At 18.9 microns, it wears soft enough that many brands use it for next to skin applications, but is thick enough to hold its own in something with the heft of an oxford cloth. Merino has a lower specific gravity than cotton, so it weaves into a lighter and more airy oxford cloth than a pure cotton one. And naturally, it has all the properties that makes merino nature’s finest performance fabric, from odor resistance to its incredible ability to absorb water while staying dry to the touch.

All this nets out to a simple, easy to wear garment, the sort of oxford you might reach for instinctively and want to wear every day.
Fabric

Oco Merino Oxford Cloth weaves an organic cotton warp with a super washed superfine merino weft to create a subtly better oxford cloth.

Cotton is, of course, the essence of an oxford cloth. When woven in the classic two up, two down weave, it creates a fabric with a serious structure that breaks in to become beautifully soft. Our goal was to build on this foundation, not replace it, so we built the Oco Merino Oxford Cloth around a classic warp of organic cotton and focused our attention on the fill, or weft.

For the fill we went to a workhorse fiber, superwashed superfine merino wool. At 18.9 microns, it wears soft enough that many brands use it for next to skin applications, but is thick enough to hold its own in something with the heft of an oxford cloth. Merino has a lower specific gravity than cotton, so it weaves into a lighter and more airy oxford cloth than a pure cotton one. And naturally, it has all the properties that makes merino nature’s finest performance fabric, from odor resistance to its incredible ability to absorb water while staying dry to the touch.
Details
  • Oco Merino Oxford
  • 54% organic cotton, 46% merino wool 18.9 micron
  • 155gsm
  • Pivot Sleeve construction for freedom of movement
  • Button down collar
  • Catch front pocket
  • Custom Italian Mombasa poly buttons
  • Fits true to size
  • Pre-washed, may shrink slightly with first washes
  • Hand or machine wash cold, lay flat or hang dry
  • 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 M L XL
    Shoulder 17 17.5 18 18.5 19
    Length high shoulder to bottom 28.25 28.88 29.5 30.13 30.75
    Sleeve length Center Back to Sleeve Opening 33.5 34 34.5 35 35.5
    Body Measurement Illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size XS S M L XL
    Neck 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5
    Chest 34 36 38 40 42
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