There are many standards for measuring the quality of shirt fabrics, and count is one of the most important standards.
Customers often ask me: Why are shirts that appear to be the same style so expensive? ?
In fact, many times it is due to differences in fabrics, such as fabric count. So, is the higher the thread count on a shirt, the better?
In fact, many times it is due to differences in fabrics, such as fabric count. So, is the higher the thread count on a shirt, the better? Of course, the higher the shirt count, the finer the yarn, the smoother the wool texture, and the higher the relative price. Generally, regular shirts are within 80S, and high-end shirts are above 100S. It is recommended that the maximum shirt count should not exceed 140S.
The thread count is too high, it is too close-fitting to wear, and it is very difficult to take care of. I really can’t hold it for daily wear.
Count is a way of expressing yarn, usually represented by S. The count is related to the length and weight of the yarn.
For example, one gram of cotton is made into 30 yarns with a length of 1 meter, that is 30 yarns; one gram of cotton is made into 40 yarns with a length of 1 meter. yarn, that is 40 counts; 1 gram of cotton is made into 60 yarns with a length of 1 meter, that is 60 counts.
So the higher the yarn count, the finer the yarn, the thinner the woven cloth, and the relatively The softer and more comfortable. Obviously, the higher the count, the higher the quality of the raw material (cotton) required, and the higher the requirements for spinners and weaving mills, which is why it is more expensive.
Count/number of strands”, this is the most common expression, for example, when we see a piece of cloth or a shirt It says “80/2”, which means 80 count double-ply fabric. Of course, some brands will write “80s 2ply”, which actually means the same thing.
The so-called double-ply yarn is to twist two yarns together and then weave the fabric. The advantage of double-ply yarn is that it has higher strength and is not easy to pilling, which can greatly improve the quality of the yarn. performance.
Moreover, after two 80-count yarns are twisted together to become a double-stranded thread, the thickness The degree is the same as that of 40-count yarn, which can also improve wrinkle resistance.
1. Thin and light, heat dissipation Fast.
As mentioned earlier, the higher the yarn count of the fabric, the thinner the yarn, so the shirt fabric with the higher yarn count is also lighter and thinner.
In the hot summer, a light and thin shirt has a direct impact on rapid heat dissipation. The fabric is comfortable and can better regulate body temperature.
Men often sweat in the armpits and back of shirts when they sweat in the summer. Wearing high yarn count The shirt will be improved to some extent.
2. Delicate, soft, closer to the body, and doubled in comfort.
The comfort level of high yarn count is very high as you can imagine. Delicacy, softness and close fit are all synonymous with it.
First feeling: cool.
High-count shirts can properly regulate body temperature. The most important feeling when wearing them is that they are cold. Most clothes do not have this feeling in summer.
Second feeling: Sweating does not stick to your body and dries quickly.
High-count fabric shirts will soak the fabric even if you sweat a lot , the fabric dries quickly when you don’t continue to sweat.
And it is most different from other fabrics The important point is that after drying, the fabric remains dry on the skin and will not be sticky or sticky.
The third feeling: smooth.
High-count fabrics have a very delicate feel and can feel smooth when the fabric comes into contact with the body. This smooth feeling will make us feel comfortable to wear.
Many people say that fabrics with high thread count are comfortable to wear, and it is for this reason.