When you hear “Sharkskin,” it likely conjures up iconic imagery from its heyday in the 1960’s, when it was the favorite of cool characters like the Rat Pack and even Elvis. It also saw renewed popularity in the 80’s, with its stereotypical boxy silhouette and shiny appearance from synthetic fibers. Well, forget everything you think you know about this fabric! Today’s Sharkskin is an updated, modern, super refined interpretation that has all the coolness of its prior iterations and none of the clunkiness.
Sharkskin is one of our featured Spring 2017 fabrics, and this season we’re offering some truly special styles, like our brand new luxury Sharkskin suit separates and our ever-popular Sharkskin pants. First, however, a brief primer!
Even if you’ve never seen this fabric associated with dress shirts, you’ve probably already heard of Egyptian Cotton. It’s widely considered to be the finest type of cotton in today’s market, and is often sold in expensive luxury sheet sets. Most recently, Egyptian Cotton has taken the fashion world by storm, and we are excited to announce that it will now be incorporated into our regular dress shirt collection.
So what exactly is Egyptian Cotton? And what is it that makes this cotton so remarkable?
A Global Sensation
Nearly two centuries ago, an entrepreneurial Frenchman proposed an agricultural plan to the ruling… Continue>>
Here at Paul Fredrick, we’ve been in the business of crafting America’s finest dress shirts for over a half-century. Since we only sell direct at paulfredrick.com or via our catalog, we continue to be able to offer shirts that are priced as competitively as possible while still maintaining our rigorous quality standards.
So, why else should you invest in a Paul Fredrick dress shirt?
Superior Construction and Tailoring
The manufacturing materials we use are the best in the market, and our unique tailoring method, known as “single-needle” stitching, increases durability and reduces seam puckering. As a result of over a half-century of perfecting the art of manufacturing dress shirts, we have achieved a crisp appearance… Continue>>