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.
A hardy fabric consisting of warp (up and down) threads in one color, often indigo, and a white weft (left to right) thread.
Thick and hard-wearing, this cotton cloth has a slight basket-weave texture. Named after the university, becoming a preppy standby.
This tightly woven English fabric is both dense and lightweight, making it ideal for your workhorse dress shirts.
Similar construction to chambray, but using finer-quality thread for a smooth, dressier feel.
Also known as pointed twill, it consists of subtle chevron stripes giving the shirt a rich texture and feel.
Originating in 15th century France, this smooth cloth has twice as many warp threads as weft threads. Sometimes cut with silk.