Silk trim was purposefully chosen for the authentic look and feel of a genuine necktie in each Preparatory Oxford. Unlike polyester or grosgrain, silk slightly fades and gives the trim a worn, classic look. As a result of using silk trim, our shirts requires a certain level of care. For best results wash at home.
Do not just drop off at the laundromat to be laundered or dry cleaned - If you have your Preparatory Oxford laundered at a laundromat or at a dry-cleaners make sure they follow the care instructions very carefully. If a shirt comes back damaged from a laundromat or dry cleaners we cannot exchange or refund.
For best results: Machine Was Cold / Gentle. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on gentle or with no heat. Do not iron directly on the trim as it will damage the silk. When ironing, flip the shirt over and always iron on the oxford, not on the trim itself.
Our shirts are not pre-shrunk so if you are on the fence, we recommend you size up.