What Does OCBD Stand For?

Answer: Oxford Cloth Button-Down.

Oxford cloth is a thick and densely woven cotton. It’s extremely resilient – one of your workhorse kind of fabrics.

Oxford cloth dress shirts come in a variety of different collar styles from forward point to spread collar.

However, the most common collar for Oxford shirts is the button-down collar. Thus, the term we’ve all become familiar with – the Oxford cloth button-down.

Or, as menswear aficionados like to abbreviate it as: OCBD.

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