Oxford cloth takes its name from Oxford university in Great Britain during the 19th century. The cloth was one of four made by a Scottish mill, each named after a famed university. Oxford cloth comes in two main varieties. The classic Oxford is woven in a hatched basket-weave that creates a strong, durable fabric. Pinpoint Oxford is lighter and smoother variation of the basic Oxford, that is less coarse while retaining the strength breathability of the basket weave.