Aberdeen Dress Shirt 140s 2-ply Twill Gentle Fit in Light Blue
Timeless, formal 100% cotton Super 140s twill shirt with English spread collar and mitered cuffs.
Our exclusive Gentle Fit sits in between the classic and the slim fit, providing the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and style. A slightly tapered silhouette with the waist in combination with small back pleats create a trimmer look than a classic fit that looks good even without a jacket and without sacrificing comfort. The armholes are high enough, the sleeves have some room but are not too wide, and the yoke extends just past the shoulder bone. We have optimized this fit to allow all generations of Timeless dressers to look elegant and stylish even if that additional pound has captured your midsection.
For this luxury collection we use the most stunning 100% cotton fine twill that gives the most precious and smooth feel to the wearer. The fabric’s diagonal line is created by similarly diagonal floats that make up the twill weave. It does not wrinkle very easily and recovers quite well. It is woven from the best Asian cotton with the ultimate 140s 2-ply weave construction. The two-ply thread uses two yarns twisted together to make the thread and makes the fabric amazingly durable despite its fine weave. Due to its ultra-fine and extra-long staple, our fabrics are most exceptionally soft. A fine hint of silky shine brings the most Timeless look out of these shirts. It fits perfect with a suit or under a jacket, or just plain with or without a necktie.
FABRIC TECHNICAL DETAILS
Style: Business, Formal, Timeless.
Composition: 100% Cotton
Thread Count: 140s 2-ply
Weight: 115gsm lightweight
Our Mother of Pearl (MOP) buttons are iridescent buttons made from inner layers of shells. The slightly shimmering and luminous appearance makes our luxury Timeless shirts even more exclusive. Our buttons are all exclusively fabricated and bear our brand engraved at the front side. All buttons are hand sewn with a shaft that hold the button to the shirt. This shank makes the buttons stand out and look exclusively elegant.
Our Timeless collection uses a classic English spread collar. This dressy collar is intended to be worn with suit and tie or open with a blazer. It works very well with a Windsor knot or any other classic tie knot.
Our cuffs are mitered cuffs with single button, which are very dressy. The cuffs have an elegant but extended mitered angle at the button closure and are fused to keep a clever appearance.
It's not easy being a start-up clothing brand. It's even harder to be a sustainable start-up. But our ethos is simple. One people. One planet. So for our launch we have focused on four specific areas of sustainability.
a) Quality and timeless design: It is projected that by the end of 2019, in the US alone 35.4 billion lbs of textile (including clothing, shoes, curtains, towels etc.) waste will be generated. One of the reasons for this excessive waste is, excessive purchase of fast fashion goods that are of poor quality and, trend and season driven. Our desire is to bring back quality products into the hands of consumers. Products that are made from high quality fabrics and have excellent craftsmanship. Designs that are timeless and stylish. We believe that the Victor Herbert 1972 consumer, is one who demands quality over quantity, possesses a style that is iconic and classic, and is conscious of his impact on others and the planet.
b) Sustainable fabrics: We are committed to using earth friendly fabrics at all times. As such, we have partnered with the Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA) initiative, who work to improve the living conditions of African smallholders and promote environmentally friendly cotton production. The cotton used in our polos are sourced from CMiA from small farmers in Uganda and are solely rain-fed cotton, which saves more than 2,100 liters of water per kilogram of cotton fiber compared to the global average. To know more about the CMiA, please see here.
c) Biodegradable and compostable packaging: In our packaging we have eliminated almost all traces of plastic, using as much as possible materials made from renewable materials. The transparent sleeves that pack our garments are biodegradable and the mailers in which our products reach our consumers are compostable.
d) Ethical manufacturing: We only work with factories that ensure fair wages and good working conditions to those who make our products. As our operations are in East Africa, we chose factories in Kenya and Uganda that we could visit to observe the working conditions and truly ethical manufacturing.
For a new brand, taking on all four of these sustainability aspects has not been simple. But as we move forward we will improve each and every aspect of our business. That is our promise to our consumers and the planet.