23 avril 2016

French cuff shirts: all quality and finishings details fully explained

THE NINES FRENCH CUFF SHIRTS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL

With ever increasing quality in the finishing, and with even greater attention to detail, but also with new fabrics and patterns suitable for the summer, the Nines shirts are evolving. Discover the features of our new collection of shirts.

The new Nines shirt is crafted in a two-ply 100% cotton fabric. This technique of twisting two threads together before weaving them into cloth provides a softer and more resistant fabric, making for a higher quality shirt. The high quality of the thread we use reinforces the two-ply weave. What is more, our white shirts are woven from pima cotton, known for its brightness and the perfection of its white colour. Our coloured or patterned shirts are fashioned from Egyptian Giza cotton, famous for being of the best quality.



BUTTONS MADE FROM MOTHER OF PEARL, A PRESTIGIOUS DETAIL

The buttons are made from trochus shell mother-of-pearl, which is mainly found in the waters of New Caledonia, to give additional prestige to the shirt. Natural and pure, this mother-of-pearl may have some irregularities on its surface.

As part of our attention to detail, the buttons are sewn on by the Ascolite process, a technique of turning the thread several times around the button when sewing, for extra strength. Also the buttons are mounted on a shank which elevates them slightly and makes it easier to button your shirt.

HEM GUSSETS, A CAREFUL FINISH

The shirt is fitted with hem gussets, which are found on high-end shirts because this type of gusset requires a more thorough preparatory work.

The hem gusset protects the seams on the sides of the shirt when you pull it down them to fit the shirt into your pants.

THE LAST BUTTONHOLE IS HORIZONTAL – A PRACTICAL DETAIL

The lowest buttonhole is cut horizontally. This detail is not common in ready-to-wear shirts – it prevents the last button from coming undone too easily.

REMOVABLE, STIFF AND DURABLE COLLAR STAYS

Again, we wanted to bring you the best possible comfort by fitting our collars with removable stays made of stainless steel. In this way, the collar is stiffer and will hold better in the long term. Indeed, being able to remove them allows you to reposition them easily or even replace them if they get twisted or bent, and this increases the life-span of the shirt. Thanks to its rigidity, your shirt collar will slip more easily inside the jacket-collar of your suit.

FRENCH SEAMS, A METICULOUS TOP-OF-THE-RANGE FINISH

All seams of the shirt are French seams. More complicated to produce than traditional sewing, the French seam is one which shows only a single thread on the surface of the cloth, the second thread being hidden on the other side.

In this way the seams are almost invisible and give your shirt greater strength. For the sake of elegance, the seams of the collar and cuffs have 6 stitches per centimeter.

TWO NEW CUTS FOR GREATER MODERNITY

Our slim cut shirts, which fit very close to the body, perfectly embrace the shape of your body and offer a dynamic and modern look. This cut is particularly suitable for thin and slender people.

Our tailored cut is the ideal compromise between regular and slim fits. Neither too slim nor too straight, it marks the shape of your chest without clinging to it. It is more modern than a straight cut, so it will suit a formal setting just as much as a casual one, and it is particularly suitable for slim people with a well developed build.



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