We’re back on our shirting track with this red-striped cotton mix fabric, which struck us as the perfect practical fabric for days spent lolling on a tartan blanket in the dunes, with a blue sky, a picnic and a good book for company. At least one of our number can remember their earliest seaside trips to this secluded stretch of the Lincolnshire coastline, where you can gaze out at the seemingly-endless North Sea. The dunes provide shelter from the (inevitable) wind; sandcastles and beach cricket are the order of the day.
This season shirts are quite the thing, in whatever form – and we’ve made suggestions as to styles and patterns you might want to consider in our recent blog on the subject. This white and red-striped cotton mix fabric is just the kind of fabric you might want to consider for some of the more relaxed shirt designs.
Our red-striped cotton mix fabric is not, ’tis true, a 100% cotton fabric. It’s a blend of polyester and cotton – a composition we don’t usually go for but we just couldn’t resist those cheery stripes. The upside however is that this is a fabric that will take just about anything you care to throw at it as far as being hard-wearing is concerned. It’s not the heaviest of fabrics, leaning towards the lighter-weight end of the medium-weight shirting category.
This is a fairly closely-woven cloth in a close weave with fine thread and and has very good opacity for its weight. It has a smooth, slightly crisp hand – we think it will be very easy to work with and will be comfortable to wear. Cool shirts, tops and blouses will all work well – but so might a short-dress or a casual overshirt We think it looks great with denims, as well as classic navy blues – and we’ve photographed it here with our ‘Weekender’ washed blue denim fabric.
It has a fairly crisp but gentle drape which you can see in this short video:
Our red-striped cotton mix fabric is 112 cm wide – put it to your ear and you can hear the sea…