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Fabric Weight for Dress Shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Aryeah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Aryeah

    Aryeah Active Member

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    Hello,

    I have a question about the weight in grams that some shirt makers post online when looking at fabrics. I was looking at 2 different fabrics, the first was a 2ply 100 at 76g and the second was a 2ply 100 at 119g. What does the gram weight tell me about the feel of the shirt? or if anything about it?

    I am almost positive that both fabrics were Poplin.

    thanks,

    Aryeah
     
  2. Stylishmartita

    Stylishmartita Well-Known Member

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    The fabric reachness can be evaluated on the basis of three different elements:
    Type of cotton used to manufacture a shirt
    Count
    Weight
    The fabric weight depends on how many yarns (warp and woof) there are in a sq cm

    The first one seems to be a very light fabric, the other one more solid and compact, and more resistant.
     
  3. Aryeah

    Aryeah Active Member

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    So what you are saying is the lighter weight fabric would then have a thinner thread( less dense) that was used to make up the 100 yarn count, as opposed to a thicker thread (more dense) making the 100 yarn count. Which in turn would make fabrics light, medium, heavy.

    Thanks,

    Aryeah
     
  4. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    +1. I usually go by count and type of cotton for selection. Stay 140/2 and below for work horse fabrics. Do a search and there is a ton of info on this. I use Grandi Rubinelli, SIC Tess and Alumo fabrics myself.
     

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