How to recognize a quality fabric?
A shirt fabric is mainly of a few grams of yarn and buttons. In most cases, the shirts are made of cotton but we also find linen shirts, cotton synthetic mixture, or even silk. For choosing a shirt fabric, two things to check: yarn quality and the thickness of the fabric.
As with jeans, the quality of the fabric depends on the yarn quality. In the case of a cotton shirt, the best wire is one called a double twisted (“two-fold cotton”) . This thread is made from long-staple cotton that is spun to give a first fine wire, then this thread will be assembled with a second identical thread that will give a “double” thread (much like the triple wire used for the jeans). This type of spinning gives a wire-and eventually a tissue-the most beautiful colors and stable over time (due to this wire manufacturing finesse), but also a more soft, more durable and age better. There are only advantages!
Some manufacturers use the terms smoky “higher cotton” genre or “superfine cotton” to disguise the fact that they do not use two-ply cotton.Flee these slum landlords! You wear on you better!
Cloth shirt, like the suit fabric is classified according to its fineness, called “titration.” Titration of the wire is inversely proportional to its finesse.That is more than the titration, the higher the wire end. Generally, fabrics range from 80 to 120, but you can find fabrics in 200! Attention thread too late gives a very soft fabric but fragile and difficult to maintain. We must find the right balance around 100. In terms of fabric, the choice is often as wide in the grounds and in the weaves. I will detail the types of weaves to show you what kind of fabrics I use and when.
Different types of weaves
- Poplin: Supple and silky, this is the most used fabric for shirts. It is generally made of cotton-but may also be of wool or silk. It’s a smooth fabric without details visible in the frame, making it a perfect fabric for dress shirts. I wear it in all seasons for my work shirts.
- Wire to wire: Used for making plain shirts, it’s a fabric near the poplin, identifiable by the color of the frame different from that son string son. I wear it in all seasons for my work shirts.
- Oxford fabric which gives its name to a shirt and thicker than poplin. The touch, the fabric is less smooth, more grain as woven basket weave derived from the canvas. It is a perfect fabric for my casual shirts.
- Pinpoint: Very close to Oxford fabric for its textured side, however, it is finer. It is a flexible and resistant fabric. The special weaving pinpoint is that the dyed weft passes over two son of undyed warp and then under the two following channels son. It is a very versatile fabric and shirts made up with this tissue can be casual or dressed.
- Serge or Twill: identical to that of weaving denim, cotton twill or “twill” is a particularly popular fabric for strength, softness and strength.We recognize this fabric armor that reveals features diagonal lines. A shirt twill is easy to iron, comfortable to wear and gives a dressy look.
- Chevron: Looks like twill, but with alternating diagonals that give a chic look to the fabric. It is primarily a dress shirt fabric.
- Silk: A noble material to be chosen mate well not seem to wear a satin shirt! I never had the opportunity to wear a silk shirt, but I met there a few months ago, a local figure or the island I went on vacation, a great French, fishing enthusiast who wore only shirts. You should be careful when ironing this type of shirt, according to Growtheology.com. We talked about this garment and he told me he loved wearing silk shirts. I listened to me describe the sensation of pleasure to wear a heavy fabric and ventilated both gives the impression of finally wearing nothing. We were, moreover, in a hot country, and his speech made sense!