How to find the perfect summer shirt part four

How to find the perfect summer shirt

How to find the perfect summer shirt part four

PERFECT SUMMER SHIRT: The fabric

I am now going to talk about yarn materials, I am going to talk about fabric weave.  This is important because then you can look at any shirt and you can make a determination is this going to be breathable, is this going to be something when I wear it and it is going to keep me cool in the summer. So first up let's talk about fabric material, the yarn is going to be made from.

  • Cotton- the most common out there and for a good reason. It is durable, it is tough and it is relatively inexpensive. Now when you are looking at cotton you want to go for a long staple cotton. This is going to be able to be made into an extremely long yarn and that yarn right there is going to actually be able to be woven tighter into a better tougher, more I would say nicer feeling fabric. What you can do is look at Egyptian cotton, you can look for luxury cotton.
  • Linen- Like cotton, men have worn it for thousands of years because it is tough, durable, it is relatively inexpensive. Linen has some unique properties. If you get linen wet, it actually becomes tougher, it becomes stronger. Another thing interesting about linen is that it is going to make more breathable fabrics, and this is because of the shape of the actual fiber. There are some downsides to linen. Anyone owned a linen shirt know that after just a couple of hours you got to take that thing and iron them at the highest settings. Another thing, assuming all points being equal when you compare a linen shirt to a cotton shirt is going to be softer.
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