What are some quality breathable fabrics?

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  1. kvado16

    kvado16 Member

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    Hey guys I'm new to the forum so this is my first official thread or post on this website, I'd like to get some knowledge from some of you guys about breathable fabrics. I'd like to know what types of fabric feels real good during summertime, I'm talking about something where you can enjoy the wind breeze through your shirt good. Please forgive my ignorance I know nothing of fabrics and I'm trying to learn more about them, so if someone can also point me in the right direction of getting basic knowledge about fabric then that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     


  2. MyOtherLife

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    Welcome to Styleforum.
    Linen is a good summer fabric for starters. Do you have any specific needs? For example, casual or dress shirting?
     


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    Thanks for the response, I'm speaking in terms of both actually sorry I didnt clarify. I like wearing button downs and sometimes some longsleeve tees because I don't like getting too tan during the summer lol. But most the shirts I have feel way too hot when it's sunny so that's what makes me beg the question.
     


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    Sorry to press you further, but if you stated your approximate geographic location and , if applicable, your budget per shirt, it would help.
     
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    Haha no problem you're not pressing you're just trying to help lol. Well I live in South Carolina and it gets very hot in the summer, and my budget is very flexible so I'm not worried about price too much I just want some further quality in the clothes I buy and I want to know what fabrics feel best.
     


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    Man of Lint seems to have things covered but I would also look at linen cotton blends.
     


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    Gingham, Poplin, Seersucker, Madras to name a few more.
    Stay away from blends and synthetics altogether.
     


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    Thanks I know you said to stay away from blends but is there a blend for long sleeve tshirts that make them feel not as hot but cooler?
     


  9. Hayward

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    Well if we're talking t-shirts, merino wool. I'm not kidding. Lightweight merino tess from brands like Icebreaker or Ibex work great in hot weather. They're spendy, however.
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    And very hard to maintain/wash...
     


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    Thank you I checked it out they look pretty cool but yea they are expensive as shit lol.
     


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    Long-sleeve linen tees and their bamboo equivalents aren't easy to find, but they should be comfortable and cost less than merino wool. Bamboo is about as easy to maintain as cotton. Edit: very lightweight cotton can be quite breathable, but usually it shouldn't be in a light color (which can be see-through) and (since it probably won't be found locally) the weight will need to be listed in the description or its light weight indicated in customer reviews.
     
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    Speaking of which, what about Ronal?
     


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