Pin Sized and Square Holes in Oxford Garment

Q: Why are there small pinholes or square looking holes in my oxford shirts?

A: Oxford cloth is a very popular shirt fabric. However, the thin yarns of the fabric are easily worn down during normal cleaning and wear. Because two thin yarns are woven over one much thicker yarn, the fabric has a desirable texture, but the unbalance of the weave construction causes stress on the thin warp yarns from stretching, flexing, and abrasion in wear. Although the holes can be sewn together, it’s not a perfect restoration. Again, this is a problem which becomes apparent after the water flushes already broken yarns away, leaving the customer to suspect that the damage was related to the cleaning. At Dependable, we have strict policies to assure that your clothing comes in contact with only soft padded presses and no sharp edges.