Top Five Whites
Throughout 2013, plain white shirting was consistently in the top ten – finishing in the top five
overall bestsellers for the year. Of the whites sold, the following were the top five bestselling whites….
In at number five… Cambridge
Cambridge plain white fabric is unique to the collection as it is constructed using not 2 ply yarns but 3 ply yarns.
This is done so that the weave can be a looser, more open construction but yet not too sheer
or structurally inadequate. These yarns are stronger, smoother, softer, have a higher resistance
to abrasion and result in a fabric that has a superior luster and handle. Cambridge breathes
very well and is ideal for warmer climates.
Climbing to number four… Royal Oxford
One of the great classic panama weaves, Royal oxford has a nice, subtle yet distinguished
surface texture. It has good body, weight, handle and lustre. It has been a popular fabric
since its inception in the early eighties.
One of the more finer white qualities that we offer. Windsor plain white fabric is woven using 2 ply 140’s
yarns and so has a distinctive soft and silky hand. It is popular amongst customers and
despite its fine yarns, it maintains good poplin characteristics such as a good opaqueness,
good weight and acceptable crease recovery.
Almost there, number two… Pinpoint
Another classic weave, Pinpoint white fabric is characterised by its “pin dot” weave effect. It is heavier
than our poplin and is the archetypal button down workshirt. It is a very robust fabric and
wears well withstanding daily rigours effortlessly.
Bestselling white at number one… Grange
Since 1975, Grange has been the staple fabric of the majority of our users. It has the best
balance of both handle, performance and cost. It is made using our standard 2 ply 100′
yarns which yield a fine fabric that has a weight of around 100gms/sq.inch with good
cover, drape and crease recovery.