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February 19, 2024

Signature Shirts

A fresh take on Tie Bar dress shirts. The dress shirt is more than just an article of clothing—it's a canvas upon which style narratives unfold.

Reacquaint yourself with the refined collection of essential dress shirts from Tie Bar, boasting a variety of thoughtfully selected patterns and fabrics to enhance modern dressing. Our dress shirts are fabricated from 100% cotton with a non-iron finish for everyday ease.

Tailored to accommodate the varied demands of all seasons and occasions. Choose from a standard fit, which allows a bit more breathing room, or a trim fit tailored closer to the body. With Tie Bar's extensive collection of ties, these dress shirts serve as the quintessential canvas for expressing one's personal style.

By understanding the significance of various weaves and patterns in fabric, you can confidently pinpoint the ideal dress shirt tailored to your wardrobe.


Herringbone shirt fabric close up.


Herringbone shirts, favored for both formal and informal occasions, boast a distinctive texture. Herringbone fabric is essentially a twill weave pattern characterized by a mirrored construction that produces a distinctive chevron or “V-shaped” appearance. This fabric derives its name from its resemblance to the skeletal structure of a herring fish.

Oxford shirt fabric close up.


Oxford cloth is a popular fabric used in shirting, known for its distinctive texture and durability. It originated in the 19th century at the University of Oxford, hence its name, where it was initially used for sportswear. Oxford cloth is characterized by a basketweave structure, created by weaving multiple yarns together in a crisscross pattern. This results in a slightly thicker fabric with a soft, textured feel.

One of the defining features of Oxford cloth is its casual yet refined appearance. It typically has a more relaxed look compared to finer dress shirt fabrics like poplin or twill. Oxford shirts often feature a button-down collar, adding to their casual aesthetic.

Chambray shirt fabric close up.


Chambray is a lightweight woven fabric. It is characterized by its plain weave construction and typically features a colored warp yarn and a white or undyed weft yarn, which gives it a distinctive, slightly mottled appearance. Chambray is known for its soft, breathable texture and casual yet polished look.

Originally developed in Cambrai, France, during the 16th century, chambray was traditionally made from linen fibers. However, modern chambray fabrics are often made from cotton, which enhances their softness and comfort.

Pinpoint fabric close up


The term “pinpoint” refers to the small, pinpoint-sized dots that are characteristic of the fabric when viewed up close. These dots are created by the intersecting warp and weft yarns in the weave, giving the pinpoint fabric a subtle textured appearance.

Pinpoint shirts are prized for their combination of elegance and durability. They have a refined, polished look that makes them suitable for both formal and professional settings. Pinpoint fabric drapes well and holds creases nicely, making it a popular choice for business attire or formal occasions where a crisp, tailored appearance is desired.

textured dress shirt swatch in lavender


Textured woven fabric in shirting refers to fabrics that incorporate unique patterns or textures created through the weaving process. Unlike smooth fabrics such as poplin or satin, textured woven fabrics add visual and tactile interest to shirts, enhancing their aesthetic appeal.

Tuxedo shirt fabric close up.


Tuxedo shirting, also known as formal or dress shirt, is specifically designed to accompany a tuxedo or formal suit ensemble. These shirts are crafted with meticulous attention to detail to complement the elegance and sophistication of formal wear.

Key features of tuxedo shirts include:

  • Fabric: Tuxedo shirts are typically made from fine, high-quality cotton or a blend of cotton and synthetic fibers. The fabric is chosen for its luxurious feel, crispness, and ability to hold a pleat or fold.
  • Construction: Tuxedo shirts may feature pleats or a bib front, which is a panel of fabric that covers the buttons and adds a decorative touch. 
  • Design: Tuxedo shirts typically have a classic, timeless design with a clean, minimalist look. They are usually white or off-white in color, although some modern interpretations may offer variations in color or subtle patterns. The collar may be either wingtip or turndown, depending on personal preference and the style of the tuxedo jacket.
  • Cuff Style: Tuxedo shirts often feature French cuffs, also known as double cuffs, which are folded back and fastened with cufflinks. This adds a touch of sophistication and allows for personalization with elegant cufflinks that complement the overall formal attire.
  • Fit: Tuxedo shirts are tailored to provide a flattering, streamlined fit that enhances the wearer's silhouette. They should be neither too tight nor too loose, ensuring comfort and ease of movement throughout formal events.


Gingham pattern close up


Gingham is a classic pattern commonly found in shirting fabrics. It is characterized by a checkered design formed by horizontal and vertical stripes of equal width, typically in contrasting colors. The pattern creates a grid-like appearance, often associated with a fresh, crisp aesthetic.

Checkered pattern close up


Checkered patterns come in a wide range of styles and designs, including gingham, tartan, windowpane, and houndstooth, among others. Each pattern offers a unique aesthetic, allowing individuals to express their personal style preferences.

Checkered pattern shirts are highly versatile and can be worn for both casual and semi-formal occasions, depending on the specific design and styling. They can be paired with jeans or chinos for a relaxed, casual look, or dressed up with trousers and a blazer for a more polished ensemble.

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How to Measure Yourself for a Dress Shirt

Measuring yourself for a dress shirt ensures a proper fit and enhances your comfort and style. Visit our YouTube channel for a step-by-step guide on how to measure yourself for a dress shirt.