What are the different types of classic men's shirt cloths?
A guide to shirt cloths, how they are woven and wear to where them.
What is a Tattersall shirt?
Originating from the equestrian world, Tattersall shirts feature a distinctive check pattern of evenly spaced vertical and horizontal stripes in either bold or classic colours, woven in a pure cotton or cotton wool blend. So named after the Tattersall's horse market in London, they are the classic country check that works effortlessly with corduroys trousers and tweed jackets.
Where to wear a poplin shirt?
The tight weave gives the fabric a smooth and crisp appearance, making it the perfect shirt to wear in more formal occasions. The densely woven cloth also is highly crease resistant and our pure cotton two fold poplins are also breathable and lightweight. Traditionally woven in plain colours or with neat checks, team with a worsted suit for the ultimate smart city look.
What is an Oxford shirt?
The Oxford cloth is a distinct basket weave fabric that gives the shirt a textured appearance. The Oxford shirt is the most versatile of the cotton fabrics, as it has a crisp look that teams with a city suit and tie, but the more rugged weave means that it can equally be worn dressed down with a pair of chinos.
Are Linen shirts comfortable to wear?
Linen derives from the flax plant, linen has a distinct breathability that sets it apart, even from cotton. It is the perfect fabric for warmer months and its natural propensity to crease gives it a unique appearance that gives the wearer an air of easy sophistication. Team with a pair of chino trousers or shorts for relaxed yet stylish summer style.
What is a brushed cotton shirt?
Brushed cotton shirts are a timeless wardrobe staple loved by many for their softness, comfort, and versatility. These shirts are made from cotton fabric that has undergone a brushing process, which involves running fine bristles over the surface of the fabric to create a raised, textured finish. The brushing process not only enhances the fabric's softness but also increases its insulating properties, making it perfect for cooler weather. The brushed texture also helps to trap air between the fibres, providing extra warmth and insulation.
What is a moleskin shirt?
Despite its name, moleskin fabric is not derived from the animal but rather known for its velvety texture. This dense cotton fabric is woven in a way that creates a soft, brushed surface, resembling the fur of a mole. The fabric's tight weave provides insulation and wind resistance, while the brushed finish adds a touch of luxury. One of the distinguishing features of moleskin shirts is their durability. The tightly woven construction of the fabric contributes to its resistance to wear and tear. Moleskin shirts can withstand regular use and maintain their shape and appearance over time, making them a worthwhile investment.