The yarn count of a fabric shows how thin the thread used is in creating the fabric.
The thread becomes thinner and smoother as the number increases.
A shirt tailored from shirting that uses high yarn count thread possesses
an elegant shine that is the perfect match for styling with a suit.
The yarn count
The thinner the thread used, the more delicate the fabric becomes. The number given for the yarn count also increases.
Generally, yarn count that is anything over 80 is said to be in the “high count” range and is used for high-end shirts.
At Kamakura Shirts, we use everything from 40 count thread for our oxford cloth shirts to the world’s thinnest yarn, 400 count thread. Most of our shirting fabric uses 80 count or more. Here we introduce our lineup of high-ranked, high yarn count shirts that exceed the expectations of premiums shirting.
We use luxurious extra-long staple cotton.
The elegant shine and the supple texture that slides are enough for one to notice its superiority at a glance.
This cotton is a cross between cotton from India, “Sujata”, and cotton from the West Indies, “St. Vincent.”
The title “Gold” is given to the first and second pickings that have absorbed all the soil’s nutrients.
The cotton contains natural oils that gives it a moist and soft texture.
Only mother of pearl buttons will suffice our premium shirting.
The glow of each button mirrors the attention to detail that goes into producing each shirt.
SUVIN GOLD 150 Count Shirts
We use highly scarce “Suvin Gold” cotton to create 3ply
150 yarn count thread. The fabric woven possesses a natural white
(as opposed to a bright white) coloring.
200/4 Ply Shirts
The texture is relatively firm in comparison to other cottons,
which in turn produces a durable fabric that has excellent coloring.
The 200 count collection offers the most designs to choose from.
300 Count Shirts
The fabric woven from the thinly spun extra-long staple cotton
feels like feathers of an angel against the skin.
It’s radiance and elegant shine is captivating.
400 Count Shirts
Using front-line technology that Unitika of Okayama, Japan possesses,
we have been able to develop a miraculous fabric from 400 count thread.
From the initial process of spinning the illusory “Suvin Gold” cotton,
to weaving the fabric, to sewing the fabric into the final shirt, everything has been
done entirely in Japan. It is a feat achieved by the culmination of technology
that is available in Japan. Kamakura Shirts is the only place
where you can experience a shirt made from 400 count thread.