T Shirts

T shirts

Among all types of dress in your wardrobe for clothing, t shirts for men and women will always remain trendy clothes for mens and womens fashion.  Whether it is clubwear or winter fashion, T – shirts have a unique style. You can wear them at your office, gym or any other occasions. Which type of clothing (t shirt) to wear is matter of your personal choice, with proper guide and careful selection for fabric and weave option. Today fashion blogs and online dresses sites  like www.amazon.com  www.flipkart.com , www.snapdeal.com and others are flooded with variety of cheap and expensive T – shirts. Your choice is determined by climate in which you stay. Various range of T – shirts such as funny, polo T – shirts, printed T – shirts, vintage T – shirts and many others. Fashion bloggers and fashion designers all have their fantastic input as to when and what to wear for different occasions. For street fashion,  it is particularly popular. For t shirts online, if you search for latest fashion trends for T – shirts, you will find loads of information.  Different types of fabrics such as cotton, combed cotton, pima or supima cotton, linen, slub, lycra, rayon, modal, pigment dyed, rib nit, burn – out etc. one can even have a blend of these fabrics. As said, a variety of fabrics are available in different colors, patterns, style, design etc. we shall briefly have a look at different fabric materials :

Cotton :

Cotton is ideal for everyday wear. It is soft, sturdy and affordable. Different types of cotton is used in apparel. It is an all season and occasion wear available at all clothing stores.

Combed cotton :

Fine brushes are used to eliminate short strands and straighten fibers, making the fabric stronger, softer, and smoother.

Pima or Supima Cotton

Highest-quality cotton. Pima is the generic form of extra-long-fiber cotton grown in the United States, Australia, and South America. Supima is the trademarked name for 100 percent American-grown Pima cotton. Both resist pilling, fading, and stretching and get softer with wear. Supima cotton is the same as pima cotton in texture. These cottons resist pilling, fading, and stretching, even after multiple washings, with each washing, the cotton becomes softer.

Linen :

Made from the flax plant, the textured weave, dries quickly making it easy to wear, it wrinkles easily.

It is lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking, making it a good choice for summer wear. By the very nature of the fabric, it is stronger when damp.

Slub Cotton :

Fibers are twisted to create an irregular weave with a rough-hewn texture. They have slight lumps in the fabric, because of process prior to weaving the cotton where the cotton is twisted. They are light and airy and do not cling to the body and does not need iron as it is not deisgned to look flat.

Lycra :

Spandex or lycra  is a stretchy marterial added to t- shirt. It is widely used in atheletic wear as it allows for easy movement.

Rayon :

A breathable man-made fiber made out of trees, cotton, and woody plants. Has a silky hand, yet wrinkles. Also called viscose. It is more affordable alternative to silk. It  drapes easily, simple to dye and extremely absorbent. The main drawback it wrinkles easily and after a fair used it becomes yellowed and pilly.

Modal :

A form of rayon made from plant fibers, it has a beautiful drape and a slinky feel. It resists shrinking but can be prone to pilling, so avoid the dryer. It is cool to touch and dries quickly when wet. It is fade resistant.

Pigment Dyed :

A coloring process that coats the outside of the fibers, it can create a faded, worn-in look.

Rib Knit :

A ridged pattern that creates a thick, structured garment with a lot of give.

Burn-out: Fabric treated with a chemical process that leaves sheer patches for an edgy look.

So as shown above we have basic info about various fabric materials available for t – shirts. Depending on you requirement you can select it. You may have custom t – shirts, tee t – shirt, design t – shirt If you have any interesting facts or info to share about your favourite T – shirts you can write on comment column given below. This may be my last post for the year 2014. Wish you all readers a Happy New Year in advance for 2015.