20 October 2016 / Yana Sogolov

Customizing Your Dress Shirts

Customizing Your Dress Shirts

  For most of our Senszio clients, long work days, business meetings and extravagant events are an every day occurrence, requiring a constant wardrobe, worthy of such occasions.  From custom suits to dress shirts to shoes, every man needs a plentiful assortment of the highest quality garments, ensuring longevity and comfort. And while the suit […]

5 June 2015 / senszio_admin

What Does Two-Fold Mean?

What Does Two-Fold Mean?

Two-fold means that two very finely spun yarns have more subsequently twisted together to forma two-fold yarn, which is much stronger, smoother and more durable than the original single-fold yarns. Fabrics woven from two-fold yarns are soft but also crisp, and have an unsurpassed lustre, drape and handle, as well as good resilience.

3 June 2015 / senszio_admin

What is a Twill Fabric?

What is a Twill Fabric?

Twill is an English term that is used to identify fabrics with a diagonal structure. The main characteristics of a twill fabric is that by using the diagonal weave, as opposed to a plain weave, it’s possible to incorporate more threads and therefore the resultant fabrics are heavier and thus more suitable for cooler weather. […]

29 May 2015 / senszio_admin

What is a Yarn Count?

What is a Yarn Count?

The count (or thickness) of a cotton yarn is based on the traditional English system and is equal to the number 840-yard (764 metre) skeins required to weight 1 pound. (0.453kg) Under this system, the higher the number of yarn count, the finer the yarn and thus more precious the fabric will be. When two […]

13 May 2015 / senszio_admin

What is a Piquet fabric?

What is a Piquet fabric?

Piquet or Piqué, from the French term, is a fabric usually woven with two warps to produce characteristic parallel cords, diamonds, horizontal ribs and other interesting effects. They are usually very richly constructed to emphasize the raised structures. Piquet fabrics are often knitted as well as woven and can be quite formal (for evening shirts) […]

29 April 2015 / senszio_admin

What is an Oxford Fabric?

What is an Oxford Fabric?

Oxford was traditionally a very basic fabric woven together by interlacing two threads on a coloured warp with a thick white weft, giving a chalky textured appearance. Oxford fabrics have been refined and produced using two-fold and three-fold yarns woven together in complex dobby structures to achieve the typical Oxford appearance. The finer versions of […]

9 April 2015 / senszio_admin

What is Linen?

What is Linen?

Linen, coming from the plant Linum Usatissimum, is produced through the retting process of the stalks. It is the only textile fibre that grows in Europe, and it was the first to be cultivated and transformed by man. It has a series of outspoken benefits: First, linen is “heat-regulated”: it absorbs body-heat and expels it […]

25 March 2015 / senszio_admin

What is a poplin fabric?

What is a poplin fabric?

Poplin is a light cotton fabric with a higher number of yarns in the warp than in the weft, which makes it especially suitable for striped designs. The name is derived from the french word “papaline”, namely a fabric that was created for the Popes in the Middle Ages.

6 March 2015 / senszio_admin

What is Giza?

What is Giza?

Giza is not only the home of the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx; it is also the name the Egyptians gave their highly acclaimed cottons, the famous Giza 45 and Giza 87. These Extra Long Staple cottons, grown in the fertile soil of the Nile Delta, both belong to the most precious and exclusive […]

27 February 2015 / senszio_admin

What is meant by ends...

What is meant by ends and picks by centimeter?

Ends refer to the vertical warp threads in a centimetre of fabric while picks denote the horizontal weft threads in a centimetre of fabric. In general, the higher the number of ends and picks in a centimetre of fabric, the richer it will be in quality, handle and design definition.