Shirting fabric is the sort of a cotton or cotton blend cloth used for shirts. These fabrics contact with your body up to ten hours a day, which sets high hygienic requirements for them: men need shirts to be breathable, hygroscopistic, hypoallergenic, durable, easy to care for, retain colour and shape as well as comfortable both in summer and winter.
That given, to make sure your shirt would be perfect in all the listed terms, focus on such renowned European manufacturers as Cotonificio Albini, Thomas Mason, and Hausammann.
Precious Cotton Sorts
The cotton fabrics by the mentioned European brands are distinguished by the application of the long and extra long staple cotton fibres offering exceptional smoothness, silky hand and perfect durability. The precious sorts they favour are Egyptian Giza 45, 87 and 88, American Supima and Sea Island from the Caribbean isles of Barbados and Jamaica.
For the record, the latter one is known to be the world’s most expensive cotton sort. It beats the other long staple cotton sorts in terms of silkiness (as it resembles matt silk) and lustre, as well as in the thread count per one square inch, while still remaining amazingly lightweight.
Tissura has been partnering with these European brands for two decades. During such an impressive period, we have gained an access to the men's shirting fabrics that have not yet been publicly released, but are available for our customers.
Tissura is the synonym of quality. We thoroughly check every single fabric we purchase to spot any occasional flaws in weaving or dyeing, even though the chance to actually find one is extremely low.