How To Choose Right Fabric For Business Shirt  

Shirt fabrics or "Shirtings", as they are called by those in the industry, come in a wide variety of weave types. They are made from a range of fibers, with cotton being the most common. Most fabric names refer to the particular method in which it underlying fibers were woven. We won't go into it here, but be aware that the thickness and characteristics of the cotton fiber (shape, cleanliness, length) come into play when determining the quality and function of the total product.

Oxford Fabric

Oxford cloth is the coarsest shirting; it is nonetheless quite soft and comfortable. A casual fabric, it is naturally found on the button-down collar shirt, but in the US is perfectly acceptable for most business occasions. In colored and patterned Oxford shirts only the threads running in one direction are dyed, with the other threads being left white. This gives it a basket-weave, meaning the fabric's warp and weft threads cross each other in pairs. It has a characteristic textured appearance (which lends to its casual feel). Pinpoint oxford is woven likewise but of finer yarn and is smoother and more formal. Royal Oxford is finer still and can blend seamlessly with a fine wool suit and expensive tie.

Poplin Fabric

Poplin bears a smoother texture than oxford, but similar weight. This is the result of a fine yarn running one way with a thicker one interweaving it. Poplin shirt fabric is soft and comfortable and often used in casual shirts. Colors find themselves easily at home here, and it takes sporty patterns especially well.

Twill Fabric

Cotton twill has a shimmery diagonal weave and makes for richly textured shirts that can still be considered professional wear. In herringbone twill, the direction of the diagonals switches back and forth every quarter inch, giving the fabric more depth. When the occasion calls for a out of the ordinary solid shirt, twill plays the role with panache by creating texture and an up close display of detail.

Broadcloth Fabric

Broadcloth shirt fabric is a weave is very similar to broadcloth except more densely packed, is one of the most formal shirting for day-to-day wear. End-on-end broadcloth is that made by interweaving threads of alternating colors for a visual texture so subtle it appears solid from an arm's length away. Thanks to its tight weave, this cloth displays patterns with exquisite precision.

End-on-End Fabrics

A plain one-on-one weave, this fabric traditionally uses white with another color to create a subtle check effect and texture. Occasionally, two colors are used to create a "double shot" of color. The liberal use of pattern and the eye catching weave peg this fabric as casual wear, but with the right collar and tie this fabric weave could find itself in even the most conservative banker's closet.

Formal Shirt Fabrics

Formal shirts are made of white piqué cotton, which boasts a rich, woven texture. This is the only shirt proper for black tie or white tie, and it is not appropriate for anything else. You will know this fabric by the fineness of its weave, lack of visible pattern, and smoothness of its feel.


From ---Ezine Articles

 

 


Back

More custom tailoring related information!


Customer Testimonials   Subscribe to our Newsletter   Bookmark this site   Email us to a friend   Link to us  
Buy a Gift/Certificate
   Technical Issues   Our awards program   Site Map  

Terms and Conditions of Use
· at MySuitShop ·

Telephone & Facsimile
Tel: + 66 - 2 - 6500956 Hotline: + 66 - 81 - 987 8717 Fax: + 66 - 2 - 6500956.
If faxing from USA use 1 703 997 5593. If faxing from UK use 207 900 3541
Toll Free from UK - 0800 404 9712

Our Heritage Gold and designer men’s suit  in fabric by J&J MINNIS saville row, London, chosen by the world’s finest tailor for men's suits Signature Custom Clothing at our Heritage Gold and Men's Designer Suit collections for the best there is -Luxurious texture and drape impeccably woven wool fabric for comfortable fit by  DOLCE & GABBANA Review our  Heritage Gold and Men's Designer Collections  to Decorate your wardrobe with the high end custom suits and jackets made with  fabric from Wain Shiell, England Luxuriously rich cloth by DORMEUIL is offered in our HERITAGE GOLD collections – only for the very discerning dresser! More Labels

For general enquiries, please email us or contact us using this form.

DISCLAIMER: All style photos are copyrighted by the publisher or photographer. MySuitShop.com makes no copyright claim to these photos.
Please contact MySuitShop International for further information.

Copyright © 2011 Copyright Registration no. TX - 6 - 175 - 472 US Registrar of Copyrights - MySuitShop.comThis site has been created by www.e-kostym.com