Types of Fabric Used for Men’s Shirt

The types of fabric used for men’s shirts: The following types of fabrics are available in the market used to make the men’s short sleeve or long sleeve shirt.

ACETATE

This is a modified fiber usually made of cellulose acetate. This type of fabric is lustrous and also drapes well.

CALICO

This is a lightweight fabric constructed in plain weave. It usually has a small and bright print design on a contrasting background.

CAMBRIC

This is a closely woven plain-weave cotton fabric normally finished with a slight gloss on one side. It is a medium-weight fabric. It is used for men’s shirts solid colors are suitable for shirt garment.

CASEMENT

This is thicker than cambric. It is made of carded cotton yarns. It is constructed in plain weave mostly used for factory uniform shirts.

CASHMERE

This is a soft hair fiber obtained from the cashmere goat. The lightweight fabric made in warm and soft and is used to wear as winter collection of the shirt and mostly used in colder regions.

CHALLIS

This is a soft, lightweight plain-weave fabric, usually made of worsted yarns. Normally it drapes very well. Mostly used for men’s shirts.

CHAMBRAY

This is a light to medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with an almost square count (i.e. 80 X76), it has a colored warp and usually, a white filling. It is used for making men’s short or long sleeve shirts for formal and semi-formal wear.

CHEESE CLOTH

This is a soft, loosely woven, plain – weave cotton fabric. it has an equal number of yarns in both warp and weft directions, that is an equal number of ends per inch and picks per inch .it has a crinkled appearance and is used for making men’s shirt.

CHINA SILK

This is a soft and extremely lightweight silk fabric made in plain weave. Many solid colors are available for men’s shirts. Used for celebrity wear.

CREPE

This is a light to medium weight, which is used for making shirt garments as it drapes well. It has a crinkled surface due to the crepe yarn, which is high twist silk yarn or chemically or crepe weave used for its construction. Solid colors are preferably used for men’s formal shirts.

CORDUROY

This is a ribbed, high-luster, cut pile cotton fabric, which is usually medium to heavy in weight.it has an extra filling thread that forms lengthwise rib.it is used for making industrial uniform shirts.

DENIM

This is an unbalanced twill-weave fabric made of hard twist yarns with the warp yarns dyed blue and the filling yarns undyed. It is a medium yarn undyed. It is a medium weight, strong, and washable fabric, which is used for making casual clothing of men’s shirts.

DRILL

This is also a strong twill-weave cotton fabric similar to denim. It is dyed in solid colors and is used for making a uniform shirt in khaki colors, casual clothes, and workwear.

DUPION

It has a characteristic uneven surface as it is made from double strands of silk obtained from two interlocked cocoons. It is used as a festival, a wedding celebration, and traditional men’s long sleeve shirt. It gives an elegant and aesthetic look.

FLANNEL

This is a strong fabric made of different weights in wool, worsted, or mixed fibers.it has a characteristic napped finish on both sides and is made in plain or twill weave. It is used for making men’s shirts suitable for winter collection.

FLANNELETTE

This is a light to medium weight plain-weave soft cotton fabric, which is brushed on one side. It is light in weight than flannel and is used for making men’s shirts.

GABARDINE

This is a twill-weave fabric made of a variety of natural and synthetic fibers. It is a medium weight fabric made of fine yarns. It is used for making casual shirts and industrial uniforms.

GINGHAM

This is a lightweight, plain-weave, and strong fabric. It is usually yarn-dyed and woven to create stripes, checks, or plaids. It is used for men’s shirts as semi-formal wear.

GLAZED COTTON

This is a shiny cotton fabric woven in satin weave used as party wear shirt.

JEAN COTTON

Is a weft- knit fabric of all knit stitches. It drapes well and is crease drapes well and is crease resistant but the edges tend to roll. It is used for tee-shirts and sportswear.

KHAKI

This is a warp-faced twill fabric in tan or dusty earth color. It is softer and finer than drill fabric. The fabric is made of cotton, linen, wool, worsted or man-made fibers, and blends suitable for scout, police, security, and industrial uniform shirt.

LAWN

This is a high-quality cotton fabric of very fine yarns. It is lightweight plain weave, sheer, and fine fabric, which is smooth and absorbent. It is used for making casual, leisure, and summer wear shirts.

LINEN/FRENCH LAWN

This is a cotton fabric that has glazed linen-like finishing given by heavy calendaring. In the present days used for formal shirts.

MADRAS COTTON:

This is a hand oven, Indian fabric that has check patterns. It is made in plain weave from corded cotton spun yarns dyed with natural vegetable dyed. The colors tend to bleed and the fabric is used for making casual clothes like a short sleeve or long sleeve shirt.

OXFORD

This is a soft and lightweight soft cotton fabric constructed in small 2X1 basket-weave with fine warp and coarse weft yarns. It has a smooth surface used for making shirts.

POLYESTER

This is a man-made fiber that is soft, crease-resistant, and easy to maintain. It drapes very well and is used as a men’s shirt.

POPLIN

This is a fine, tightly woven plain-weave, cotton fabric with fine cross-ribs formed by heavy weft yarns and finer warp yarns. It is dyed in solid colors. It is used for making shirts, suitable for summer wearable shirts.

SEERSUCKER

This is a lightweight cotton or cotton blend fabric with crinkled stripes woven in by setting the same of the warp yarns tight and others slack. The warp yarns tight and others slack. Different finishing treatments can also produce similar types of fabric. It is used for men’s shirt. The lightweight cotton striped fabric is also known as seersucker.

TAFFETA:

This is a smooth, medium weight, plain weave fabric that has a fine ribbed effect crosswise on its surface. It is used for making evening wear and party shirt.

Cotton shirts are more suitable during the summer season. Solid colors, pin-stripes, small checked, and plaids are to choose a design collection.

Some other types of fabric are Polyester, silk, synthetic, crepe fabrics are used for shirt preferably during the winter collection.

Poly, viscose, cotton[PVC]fabrics are also types of fabric used for men’s shirts.

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