A History of Classic American Styling
Oxxford Clothes was founded in Chicago in 1916 by Louis & Jacob Weinberg, brothers dedicated to old-world craftsmanship in the fabrication of fine tailored apparel. We are a preeminent manufacturer of the highest handmade clothing produced in America; widely recognized as the company who outfits executives, politicians and celebrities. Classic styling has always kept Oxxford suits in pace with the ever-changing trends of the men’s fashion world.
We are a company steeped in tradition and pride ourselves in being an American treasure. With a reverent attention to detail, Oxxford takes no shortcuts. Our workmanship elevates a craft into an art by putting dozens of hours into each custom garment. From cutting the pattern to each stitch that is used, we still employ the same techniques tailors have used for generations. When there’s a better way to make a suit, we will change. Until then, we will remain faithful to the quality that only a hand tailored, Oxxford suit can deliver.
The foundation of an Oxxford suit is rooted in impeccable construction created in Chicago’s West Loop. Each suit is individually cut by hand; plaids and stripes are matched at all seams, even those that aren’t exposed; all coat buttons are made of horn; buttonholes are hand-stitched. Collars and lapels are hand-stitched with 2,950 stitches or more to ensure shape and balance. Of the 165 steps involved in producing a suit jacket, 33 involve pressing. After a suit is completed, final pressing by hand takes over an hour.
Only natural fibers are used in the creation of our clothing. These fabrics are selected from the finest mills in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Oxxford pieces can be found in specialty shops across the United States along with our showroom in Chicago and our flagship store in New York.