Men’s Shirt in PlasmaDry™ heavyweight corduroy – made to measure
This four pocket, heavyweight corduroy shirt embraces classic British style and adds cutting edge fabric technology in the form of our PlasmaDry™ treatment. Corduroy has a wonderful heritage and was invented not too far from our home in Slaithwaite. Originally it was a workwear fabric during the Industrial Revolution and this new jacket is certainly built to take the rough with the smooth.
This jacket gives you more storage than any other McNair shirt. Bellows style hip pockets, expand to take lots of your important stuff and the deep, welted chest pockets are sealed with flaps to keep the weather out. Our corduroy is sourced locally and it’s possibly the finest in the world. The PlasmaDry™ treatment is then applied by a Yorkshire mill and the shirt, like all McNair shirts is made in our atelier. Bringing together performance and good looks in equal measure, the Moorland Shirt is set to become the country outdoorsman’s wardrobe essential.
A new chapter for a traditional fabric. Corduroy, along with moleskin 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.