This lightweight shirting fabric features a Prince of Wales check pattern on a pale blue background. It is made of the most highly graded Egyptian cotton – Giza 45. This strong and durable type of cotton is harvested by hand only in a small region on the Nile Delta. The shirting fabric has a smooth and silky hand feel.
Men’s shirting fabrics are made of high quality cotton sourced from all around the world. There are several renowned types of cotton one should know when choosing material for a shirt. American Supima, Sea Island from Barbados, Egyptian Giza 45, 87 and 88 – these are some of the best long staple cotton varieties ideal for a gentleman’s wardrobe.
The world’s leader in cotton shirting fabrics is Cotonificio Albini based in Italy. This company produces a wide range of cloths, from plain and twill weave to fancy jacquard, as well as herringbone, houndstooth, pique and so on. Among the most popular colors often used for business shirts are white, off-white, light blue, pale lilac and cream.
Cotton shirting fabric is a classic timeless cloth with a high thread count and crisp feel. Yarn dyed, it provides longer colour retaining compared with other dyeing methods. This premium fabric is woven of such precious cotton sorts as Egyptian Giza 45, 87 and 88, Sea Island from Barbados and American Supima. Cotton shirting fabrics are represented with both solid and variously patterned designs. Those are floral, animal, geometric, Paisley, ornamental, as well as some classic patterns from men’s cotton collection - stripes, checks, herringbone and houndstooth. Cotton shirting fabrics can be perfectly paired with a suit, pencil skirt and slacks for everyday wardrobe or with dark denim for a weekend look.
The most distinguished shirting cotton is created by such prominent brands as Italian Cotonificio Albini, Swiss Hausammann and HOH, Italian Carnet and British Liberty.
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All fabrics on our website are priced by the running meter. The term "running meter" or "linear meter" is used in the fabric industry.
To convert meters to yards, use the conversion factor 0.9144. In other words,
1 Yard = 0.9144 Meters
1 Metre = 1.0936 Yards