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Choosing your fabric

95% of our fabrics feature two-ply pure cotton to ensure that your shirts :

  • Are easy to maintain (as two-ply fabrics do not crease as easily)
  • Last longer
  • Are more stable when washed
  • Are as comfortable as possible

We offer a range of different fabrics for your shirts :

popelin

Poplin Fabric See all poplin fabrics

Poplin is created by using a weaving process with twice as many warp threads as weft threads in each square centimetre. Nevertheless, the weft thread is thicker than the warp. Poplin is a tightly woven fabric with a plain weave: in other words, the weft threads alternately cross the weft threads. The finest fabric grades are made from Pima, or Egyptian brushed cotton.

Our advice  :

Poplin offers high quality standards for the manufacture of the finest shirts, particularly dress shirts, as well as shirts for the working week.

N.B. :

This cloth was previously known as “Popeline” from the place where it was created, namely the Papal city of Avignon in France.

end on end

End on End fabric See all End on End fabrics

End on end is a form of poplin that differs through the use of different colour threads for the warp and weft threads: in most cases, these threads are blue and white. This weave is used in the manufacture of plain fabrics, giving the material a highly distinctive, mottled effect.

Our advice  :

End on end is generally worn on the weekend or during the summer.

Oxford

Oxford Fabric See all Oxford fabrics

Oxford weave is used to create soft yet robust fabrics. Its “braided” weave is a kind of plain weave, with a distinctive, checkerboard effect. This is due to a double warp thread, which uses larger amounts of a thinner, two-ply thread than of the single-ply weft thread. The weft thread is generally a different shade from the warp thread.

Our advice  :

Oxford is perfect for shirts for a more relaxed or sporty look, often combined with button-down collars.

N.B. :

This fabric is named after the city and university of the same name. It was created by a Flemish cloth merchant, who was exiled to England in approximately 1685, following the Edict of Nantes.

Twill

twill fabric See all Twill fabrics

Twill is characterised by oblique or diagonal lines known as ribs. These diagonal lines are created when the warp thread passes alternately below a weft thread, then above two weft threads. Twill is woven using a twill weave.

Our advice :

Twill generally fits very well and is equally suitable for casual shirts to wear with an open neck in the evenings as for work.

Herringbone

herringbone fabric See all herringbone fabrics

Herringbone is a kind of twill, and features the same weaving style and as such, it also features the characteristic diagonal weave. To obtain the herringbone pattern, which is the name given to the characteristic zigzag design, the direction of the weaving pattern alternates. Herringbone weaves are soft, pleasant to wear and very easy to iron.

Conseil :

Ideal for high quality, distinctive shirts to be combined with fine woollen suits.

Pin Point

pin point fabric See all Pin Point fabrics

Pin Point combines the durability of Oxford weave and the softness of poplin. It is therefore a finer material than Oxford weave, due to the fact that the weft thread passes above two warp threads, then below the two following warp threads. Like Oxford weave fabrics, only the warp threads are dyed.

Our advice :

 

Zephyr

tissu Zephyr See all Zephyr

This is a woven cotton fabric that is similar to poplin but finer, with more ventilation. Zephyr is very “light” and sometimes even transparent. It is perfectly suited for hot and tropical regions.

Our advice :

This fabric is ideal for light shirts to be worn during summer periods.

N.B. :

This material takes its name from an Occidental wind, with a name that goes back to ancient times.

Blended

Blended Fabric See all Blended fabrics

The term ‘blended’ refers to fabrics that are made up from a variety of different weaves, such as poplin combined with twill.

Our Advice :

This type of fabric lends the shirt a certain originality due to the combination of different styles. Materials such as these are generally more showy, but just as refined as more traditional cloths. They can be worn in almost any situation, with the possible exception of formal ceremonies.

Linen

linen fabric See all Linens

Linen is a light fabric by definition, and is somewhat transparent. It is highly absorbent, and keeps its shape well, including when washed. It creases easily, which forms a large part of its distinctive style. It is unusual in that it is a plant-based European textile with long fibres compared to the short fibres in cotton or medium fibres in wool.

Our Advice :

Linen is particularly comfortable during the summer, because it allows the body to breathe thanks to its light, airy weave.