Orders placed between 3rd and the 22th of August will have slightly longer delivery due to vacations in Portugal. We estimate about 6-7 weeks but may differ in either direction.

Yarn and twine

In addition to the construction of the shirt's weave, the yarn and twine also have a great influence on the perceived quality, comfort and feel of the shirt. The yarn is measured by its thickness, based on the British Ne- system, which indicates how many 840 yard long strands of yarn it takes to reach 1 pound in weight. A lower number indicates a thicker yarn while a higher numbers means a finer yarn. Because thinner yarn can only be spun from the longest wool fibres, fabrics spun of yarn with a higher Ne number are generally more expensive and of a finer quality.

Because thinner yarn can only be spun from the longest wool fibres, fabrics spun of yarn with a higher Ne number are generally more expensive and of a finer quality.

Shirtonomy's range guarantees a good result regardless of which material you use.

We would like to alert you however, that a higher yarn number does not necessarily mean it is a better option for you. A more delicate yarn can, in some cases, mean the shirt wrinkles easier, becomes more transparent and is more difficult to maintain. Additionally, the way the quality of the yarn combines with the weave of the fabric often plays the key part in the final result. Oxford woven fabrics are a good example of this, with its lower yarn number contributing to its characteristic rough feel. If you are unsure we recommend that you give your personal preference priority over the specific fabrics manufacturing information. Shirtonomy's ambition is always to offer the highest quality shirt fabrics with the best combination of feeling, quality and value for money - so as a customer you will always be 100{}atisfied.

Oxford woven fabrics are a good example of this, with its lower yarn number contributing to its characteristic rough feel. If you are unsure we recommend that you give your personal preference priority over the specific fabrics manufacturing information

Shirtonomy's ambition is always to offer the highest quality shirt fabrics with the best combination of feeling, quality and value for money - so as a customer you will always be 100{}atisfied.

Single twisted or double twisted?

Yarn is usually created as single twisted or double twisted. Double twisted yarns, sometimes called "two ply" or "two fold", is created through twisting together two yarns to create a new yarn that is then used in the weaving process.

A double twisted yarn can be applied in either the warp (the yarn that runs along the fabric) or the weft (the yarn that runs across the fabric) or both. Fabrics woven of double twisted yarn often have a softer feel, greater lustre and reduced sensitivity to wrinkling.

On each fabric's respective information page, one can find the yarns twist listed after its thickness. 50/1 means it is a single twisted yarn with a quality of 50, while 120/2 is a double twisted yarn with a quality of 120. In cases where two different yarn numbers are listed it depends on the fabrics weave with the different quality of the fabrics warp and weft respectively.

Do you have any questions regarding the choice of fabric, the choice of design or how you should do your measurements? Do not hesitate to contact us so we can clear up any uncertainties before you finalise your order. We will reply as quickly as possible and our belief is that almost any issue can be resolved!