“Let me feel the fibre of your fabric…”
Much like our gangster friend from the 90s, we too are interested in the fibres of our fabric, which is why we’ve written a little piece about our summer cloth selection.
Whether it’s the ancient craft of dyeing Ikat, the cooling qualities of a crisp Seersucker or the luxurious softness of a Terry towel, summer brings a world of new texture, touch and feeling that we often don’t experience in the colder months. Here’s why…
Revisiting one of the most intricate dyeing techniques the world has ever seen. This ancient craft of hand-dyeing yarn-by-yarn (before weaving) originates from Indonesia and has allowed generations of garment producers to create mesmeric and distinctive prints like the ones you’ll see on our Didcot shirts this summer.
The word Piqué simply refers to the particular weaving style that you often find in polo shirts. It has that very fine geometric knit pattern and brings increased levels of flexibility, durability and breathability to the shirt.
You'll notice how this knitted pattern has been accentuated across our polo collection to give it more texture and tactility.
Arguably the softest and comfiest fabric you’ll ever have the privilege of gracing your skin, and yet still passes as a smart and viable choice of formal attire (if worn with the right shoes and trousers of course).
As a man, quite frankly, we’ve hit the jackpot with this one. Super-soft, breathable, absorbent and drapey, the Terry Towel edition of our Didcot shirt stretches enough to accentuate your shoulders but hangs neatly around the waist creating a very flattering silhouette.
The iconic seersucker fabric can always be identified by its textured and 3D nature. It’s technical aesthetic isn’t just for show either, the rigidity and puckering of the cloth (that crinkling effect) means that it can create some breathing space between it and your skin, allowing the free movement of air to circulate across your body keeping you cool as cucumber when things get heated.