The penultimate day of Pitti Immagine Uomo and there’s still so much to say about our new spring/summer 2018 collection of men’s shirts.
We’ve talked about the special capsule collection, Xacus Riviera, one of the many themes that we have shown in our House of Shirts concept, which takes shape in a large stand with minimal, sophisticated décor, where the shirt is the feature and the atmosphere is just like home.
Now we would like to present the other 9 ideas behind the summer collection of men’s shirts, based on ideas that combine experimentation with tradition.
Printed poplins play with sophisticated mouliné stripes, creating richly overlapped darks and lights. Black and white together create printed designs with “batik” effect for an ethnic mood. Mélange yarns used for innovative solutions, such as the addition of Tencel® fibres (made from cellulose), give each shirt its light weight and breathability, for natural comfort with a stretch effect.
Wrinkle Free vs Non Iron
Travel Shirt truly represents Xacus shirts when it comes to practical wear. The special top-quality Wrinkle Free treatment on the fabric means shirts that are soft to the touch, unlike the majority of “non-iron” fabrics. This shirt is kept crease free thanks to its breathability and to the body’s own heat, which means it stays tidy all day and it fits like a second skin.
Of all the oil paints, blue was considered the most important, because in the past it was created by mixing linseed oil with lapis lazuli powder, obtained from the precious stone.
Printed linen shirts with “batik” effect and irregular colours bring out the full cool, fresh tones of this colour, making it perfect to go with any outfit.
The particular thing about jersey is that it isn’t considered a fabric at all, because it is made with a plain knit, using a knitting machine. This process means that jersey is light, soft and stretchy, and that makes it perfect for men’s summer shirts with an impeccable fit. The fabric owes its name to the Channel Island of the same name, where it used to be worn by the fishermen in the 19th century.
The colour of passion, strength and vitality, but also of danger. Red meets with different materials, such as linen with bouclé checks and deep indigo cotton canvas with embroidery, which make it a colour that is easy to combine. Liberty of London prints on poplin and tablecloth checks in linen blends complete some of the possible interpretations of this powerful colour.
Japanese inspiration for this theme – developed in conjunction with Albiate – used exclusively on a washed and deconstructed garment. The white nubby yarns in the weave create a fabric with a characteristic textured feel.
Some equally bold variations have added fil coupé or a special printed yarn to create original, eye-catching patterns.
All of the natural shades are shown at their best in these linen shirts. This fabric is extremely versatile because it can undergo all types of process, including yarn-dyed bouclé stripes and checks for an even greater textured feel. Prints can be interpreted over light or yarn-dyed linen bases to create extremely natural two-tone effects.
Indigo is a plant-based colour, already in use in Asia 4000 years ago. In fact, its name comes from India, which was the main producer. The particular characteristic of indigo is that over time, it tends to become bright blue instead of fading to grey. Indigo materials have been renewed with new weaves, patterns and weights that manage to create the very sensation of cool lightness that is needed in the summer.
From the historic Tessitura Monti textile firm in Maserada sul Piave comes a new yarn that is ideal for expressing the concept of contemporary classic in a men’s shirt. A fine 80/1 yarn, available on different bases, to create a sensation of light weight and breathability of incredible elegance.
The collection for the next summer season is a line that is all about possibilities, where elegance finds brand new ways to express itself. Every men’s shirt can tell a story and together, every story talks about us, about who we have become.
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