TTX: Threadtex (TTX) is the world's largest broker
of expensive (Japanese, Italian, etc.) fabrics. A TTX
all-cotton fabric is certified, and has a sheen (satin
finish) ~ the best fabric in the world. TTX shirtings
have a subtle "silkier" texture. Threadtex offers the
best 80's 2-ply pinpoint.
80's 2-PLY: The world's standard for better corporate
100% cotton pinpoint oxford shirts. 80's weight thread
is finer (weaving finer fabric) than the coarser 40's
weight (non-pinpoint) OXFORD. 2-Ply means that two 80's
weight threads spindled together to "double reinforce"
the all cotton fabric, so a hole won't develop in the
Pinpoint Oxford vs. BASIC Oxford: Pinpoint oxfords
use the finer (80's weight) threads to make a higher-end
fabric, more sheer/fine than standard oxford cloth.
It's like better bed sheets ~ a higher PERCALE count
means more "dots per inch" ~ better, finer fabric.
Blended PIMA pinpoint: Blended (60% cotton/40%
poly) shirts hold their press longer throughout the day.
A blended "pinpoint" is still the finer pinpoint material ~
it's blended for people who prefer practicality, easier
wash/wear. Our blended pinpoint is a 2-ply (double
thread, reinforced) fabric ... which is higher-quality.
OXFORD cloth: The original heavy-weave, button-down
shirt. Now, it's considered a BASIC, inexpensive shirt.
Excellent, rugged shirt. . (However, 90% of people
select the corporate "pinpoint" shirts.)
Broadcloth: The lightest weight fabric ~
like poplin, or lightweight bedsheet material. 100%
cotton broadcloth will wash down to a soft "cottony"
feel, getting softer over time. CHAMBRAY (denim blue)
is in this category ~ it's a beautiful fabric ~ it's
denim, but very sheer/expensive. Corporate with a tie,
or casual, cooking steaks.