Women’s Work Shirt in PlasmaDry™ midweight corduroy
Throughout the centuries corduroy has meant so many different things to different people, it has been worn by royalty then later became the choice for workwear during the industrial revolution. It was then worn as a mark of defiance by the intelligentsia which led in turn to the chilled look of the hippie.
Whatever corduroy means to you at the moment, this shirt will cause a bit of a re-think. A classic over shirt reinvented in our brilliant PlasmaDry™ fabric.
The style is rugged McNair with a single oversized patch pocket, locker loop on the back and two back pleats for extra movement. Coming down the mountain means simplifying a little and shortening the cut. And as usual, if the fit isn’t perfect we will make it exactly right with our made-to-measure service which still costs no extra despite having to create a unique pattern.
The strength, beauty and added PlasmaDry™ performance make this shirt another extremely versatile everyday shirt.
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.