Lighter Denim - cloth
*Please be aware, this is shirt cloth intended to be given or sent to a shirtmaker - not a finished shirt*
A lighter-coloured version of the popular Everyday Denim shirt fabric, produced by Albiate exclusively for Permanent Style.
Bespoke denim shirts are often tricky - because the thing that defines a denim shirt is the fading, and that is achieved in RTW shirts by industrial garment washing.
With Lighter Denim, the cloth starts uniform and then fades slowly over time with home washing. (30 or 40 degrees, hang dry.)
So readers can buy the cloth, give it to their shirtmaker, and then wear and wash it over time to achieve that fading effect.
The denim is a cotton twill, using 60/2 yarn in the warp and 120/2 in the weft.
That 2 refers to the ply of the yarn, which is significant with denim. Most brands use cheap, single-ply yarn - which to a certain extent is because they want a tougher, coarser feel to the cloth, but also means it doesn’t soften in the same way over time.
By contrast, Lighter Denim softens beautifully. A luxurious denim, if you will.
There cuts of the denim are 2 metres by 1.5 metres - enough to make a shirt for most sizes. (In terms of height alone, it should be fine unless you are 6'4'' or over.)