Fall And Winter Dress Shirt Fabrics To Keep You Warm All Season Long
Well, it’s that time of year again. The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing, and you’re probably starting to realize that your regular spring and summer styles are just not cutting it. But don’t worry, Original Stitch is here to help. We’ll start with the basics: fabrics that’ll keep you warm and look good doing it.
Twill fabrics come in a variety of weaves. Herringbone, houndstooth, gabardine, and cavalry, are a few of the more popular ones. Typically, these fabrics are woven out of cotton or wool and are softer, thicker, and warmer than poplin – their finely spun cousin. The only downside to twill is that it tends to wrinkle easily, so more prep work may be needed to get your outfit in order and ready to wear.
Flannels are the casual dress equivalent to sweatpants. They’re generally made of cotton, cotton/wool or cotton/cashmere blends. The key to this fabric’s heat retaining properties lie in the weight and size of yarn. They go heavy. They go big. And they go great with weekend activities spent in the brisk outdoors. Of course, flannels are super casual, but if you’re looking for something that plays both in and out of the office – then take a look at Brushed Cotton variants.
Oxford weaves make fairly low maintenance fabrics. They stand up against wrinkles and bunching due to the sheer weight of the material itself. The heavy threads are set in a basket weave – which is more loosely knitted than, say, a Pinpoint weave – allowing for breathability in heated offices. Oxfords tend to work under jackets and blazers outdoors as well.
Broadcloths are by far the lightest fabrics in the bunch. They’re made using a dense weave that relies on the thickness, thread count, and type of yarn for heat retention. Cotton, silk, and linen are the three most common types of broadcloth, but for the purpose of keeping warm, you’re going to want the cotton adaptation. Broadcloth’s over-under weave pattern is tight-knit and durable, making it a fantastic weatherproof option that works well in more formal situations.
At Original Stitch, we offer a fully customizable collection (yes, even the collar type!) of premium quality shirts. Customers can create a shirt completely unique to them. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from and tailored in Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than regular button-up shirts.