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Best Shirting Fabric for Men That Will Make an Impact in 2023

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

One of the core tenets of operating within the Fashion industry is the need to be as knowledgeable as one can be when it comes to current - and upcoming - trends, as fashion is a concept that is shaped by our communities that surround us!

It’s even more important for manufacturers such as Jacky Angel too as it allows one to be ready for high and low seasons, connect with the right material providers and always ensure turnover rates for any order can stay as beneficial as they can. To ensure this is the case, we run routine checks to understand what material is going to be in demand and which ones will take a step back for the foreseeable future, and we are here to share our insight when it comes to selecting the best fabric for your men’s shirts in 2023!

However, it is always a good idea to remember that, ultimately, the best fabric for a shirt depends on personal style, occasion, and climate, so it's always good to consider those factors or let us consult you with our decades of experience during, before or after making a choice!

4 Shirting Fabric for Men to Keep an Eye Out This Year

Whether you're looking for a dress shirt for a formal event or a casual shirt to enrich your wardrobe or broaden your line of clothing, understanding the different types of shirting fabrics can help you make an informed decision when shopping for your next shirt. Without further ado, here are top 4 fabrics that might increase their prevalence this year!

Cotton: Cotton is a classic choice for shirting fabric due to its breathability, durability, and versatility. While it is obvious that ​​cotton shirts have long been a staple in men's fashion due to their softness, durability, and breathability, we are clearly observing a trend where they are becoming even more popular by the day! Along with the fact that they look classy and stylish without too much of an effort, cotton is easy to care for and can be machine washed and dried, making it a convenient choice for any man's wardrobe.

Linen: Linen is another popular fabric for men's shirting, especially during warmer months. It's lightweight, breathable, and has a relaxed, casual look. Not only do these shirts look effortlessly stylish, but they also feel amazing against your skin. And the best part? They're so versatile that you can dress them up or down as much as you like. It wrinkles easily, but many people consider it a part of its charm. It's no surprise that more and more men are adding linen shirts to their wardrobe.

In fact, due to other factors like how sustainable they are and increased affordability as shoppers have moved to online business models, linen shirts have been making more than enough waves within the last couple of years. To find out more about linen specifically, you can check out our article here!

Poplin: The choice of slick - yet classy - evenings are back! As a fabric that has a specific set of fanbase all across the globe due to its unique and high-end look, poplin presents itself as a plain weave cotton fabric that's lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for warm weather. It has a smooth and silky texture, and it's often used for dress shirts to make a lasting impact on those special evenings.

Flannel: The one for the casual days! Flannel shirts, known for their characteristic square-designs, are made by using the heavier, brushed cotton flannel fabric that's perfect for cooler weather. It has a soft, cozy feel and comes in a range of plaids and solid colors. It's a great choice for a casual or rugged look and always presents itself as a handy tool to look smart, yet approachable.

While we believe these four fabrics are here to stay for the time being, that doesn’t mean others will magically go away - as every fabric has a specific use when it comes to men’s shirts.

Jacky Angel, Your Partner in Fashion

Named after our founder, Jacky Angel, Jacky Angel shirts continues to be an influential private label shirt producer in the established Turkish manufacturing market. With more than 25 years of experience behind our back, and empowered by a team of 120 colleagues all equipped with the necessary skills and know-how to craft the best shirts our industry have to offer, we are able to accommodate your business needs in a timely, effective and high-quality manner. Thanks to our understanding of market trends and an eye for quality and elegance, we are able to provide the result you want - and in a way you want it!

Please feel free to contact us for your inquiries or just to say hello via our contact form - we hope to get in touch with you soon!


Q: What is the difference between poplin and twill?

A: Poplin is a plain weave fabric, while twill is a weave that creates diagonal ridges or "wales" on the fabric. Poplin is lightweight and smooth, while twill has more texture and depth.

Q: What shirting fabric is best for travel?

A: When traveling, it's important to choose fabrics that are wrinkle-resistant and easy to care for. Synthetic blends or wrinkle-resistant cotton blends are a good choice, as well as fabrics like poplin or twill that hold their shape well.

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