Men’s Beck Shirt in PlasmaDry™ midweight moleskin
It’s easy adding more details to a product, it’s difficult taking things away. This is the minimalist McNair Shirt. Pared-down and more urban rather than rugged mountain. Made from the finest midweight cotton moleskin, with PlasmaDry™ superpowers, this shirt is remarkably water and stain repellent.
Starting with our proven mountain shirt block we have swopped the two patch pockets on the chest for a single welted pocket, shortened the arms, shortened and squared off the back. The back loses its pleat and van dyke stitching in favour of a flat back. Internally there’s lapped and piped seams. We’ve taken away the little logo tab on the front but kept the signature McNair leather logo and locker loop on the back and the sunglasses slot next to the front pocket. The shirt is finished with tonal stitching.
The fit is slim and refined.
In the Beck Shirt good looks meet rugged performance. The change is remarkable.
Making shirts for people all over the world has helped us notice that humans come in quite a wide range of shapes and sizes. If our standard fits aren’t perfect, we’ll make one to measure for you at no extra cost. Then your McNair will be exactly right.
A new chapter for a traditional fabric. Moleskin, along with corduroy has a very rich history belonging to a a group of of fabrics which in the early 19th Century was widely known as fustian. In essence a strong, hard wearing woven cloth made with a linen warp and cotton weft. The Calder Valley in West Yorkshire and neighbouring East Lancashire became synonymous with fustian production however by the end of the 20th Century virtually all the companies had disappeared. The best moleskin and corduroy in the world is still supplied by the last remaining supplier and manufacturer in the Calder Valley.
These exceptionally hardwearing and beautiful fabrics that have unchanged specifications going back generations are now supercharged with PlasmaDry™.
PlasmaDry™ is a big story. It changes everything by bringing previously unseen levels of water and stain repellency without using the harmful fluorocarbons still heavily relied upon in the world of plastic jackets. The laser surface enhancement creates a permanent structural change to the fibres in the weave to provide a unique and durable water repellency and stain resistance. The fabric is changed at a molecular level without affecting the soft feel or natural look. Its genius allows us to meet the McNair promise of beautiful natural fabrics, enhanced for performance – where look and protection are one.