The PS Blue Oxford - shirt


A traditional oxford shirt, robust and casual, with a natural, slubby variation in the texture. Wears in beautifully; lasts forever.

Says Simon: ”I’ve always found that an oxford shirt fills a very specific gap in my wardrobe. Smart enough for almost any sports jacket - from cashmere to corduroy - it is also the perfect partner for jeans. It might bridge formal and casual perhaps better than any other shirting”

Inspired by the vintage oxfords made by Brooks Brothers and others in the 1950s and 1960s, the PS Oxford shirt uses a fabric woven in Italy exclusively for Permanent Style. 

This fabric combines robust, traditional yarn with finer cottons in the warp to create something that could be seen as the best of both worlds: rugged yet luxurious. 

The shirts are made in a Naples atelier supervised by bespoke shirtmaker Luca Avitabile, and are beautifully handcrafted - with hand-sewn collars and armholes, as well as buttons and buttonholes. The shirt is cut to a moderately slim fit.

The shirt collar has been developed by Simon through his bespoke shirts, with the result being the perfect shape to curl outwards, framing the face, when unbuttoned, and to sit around the knot of a tie when fastened. Simon is wearing a medium.

More details on the website here. Fabric is pre-washed but there may be some shrinkage - around 1-2cm on the sleeve length and 2-3cm on the body length. The oxford shirts are cut slightly larger to accommodate this. 

What our customers say "The element that I find most compelling is the collar. These shirts hit a really wonderful niche for me, provide a great fit and are wonderful quality."

Technical details:

  • Yarn: 1/10 x 2/90
  • Composition: 100% cotton
  • Weight: 250g/metre [dress fabrics might be around 200g/m]
  Chest Waist Yoke Sleeve Cuff Body Neck
Small 53.5cm 49 44 64 22 78 37
Medium 57 53 46 65.5 23 81 39
Large 62 57 49 68 24 83 41
X-Large 64.5 60.5 50 70 25 84 43