Welcome to Jacket’s Required, hello, I’m Dominic Lacquaniti, designer and tailor.
This week’s episode of Jackets required TV is about the best fabrics to use for shirts.
There are a lot of options but I am going to touch on just three of these today…
First up is Pinpoint Dress Shirt Fabric. It uses a fine yarn and a tight weave. It is more formal than Oxford cloth but less formal than others. This fabric is great because it is NOT transparent at all and is typically a nice thickness as well so it lies nicely.
Next up is Chambray. Chambray is a plain weave fabric that is made with a heavier yarn. This is good for a relaxed feel, casual dress and is easily recognizable by the white threads woven throughout the fabric.
I also like End on End Broadcloths, which are very similar to Poplin cloth. I specifically like this fabric for dress shirts. This cloth is a very popular type of dress shirt fabric with distinct contrast coloring. Woven with colored thread in the warp and white thread in the weft, it looks like a true solid from a distance, but has more texture when seen from up close. Typically a lighter weight fabric, it’s a great choice for those living in warmer climates.
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Thanks for watching. See you next week. Remember, looking good is between you and your tailor…