You know what they say, it's the fabric of our lives. And they're right, cotton is universal. It's the way cotton is woven that determines what kind of shirt you're wearing. Here's a quick explainer.
A hardy fabric consisting of warp (up and down) threads in one color, often indigo, and a white weft (left to right) thread.
This tightly woven English fabric is both dense and lightweight, making it ideal for your workhorse dress shirts.
Also known as pointed twill, it consists of subtle chevron stripes giving the shirt a rich texture and feel.
Bolts of cotton shirting fabric at Charvet, where a custom shirt will run you about $400.
Charvet, 28 Place Vendôme, Paris