Cotton that we have long been searching for
Cotton is produced in over 90 countries,
yet only 8% of which can be referred to as “luxury cotton.”
Suvin Gold is the name given to the highest quality cotton from India.
Suvin Gold x 150 count thread
The cotton used for our Suvin Gold shirts are extra-long staple suvin, carefully nurtured and hand-graded in South India. Because the cotton is handpicked it reaches the Japanese cotton mill soft and undamaged. The title "Gold" is only given to the first and second picking, Feel the radiance and touch that this illusory cotton brings. It is something we've been searching for for years.
The "Traditional" Manhattan Classic Fit
To create a traditional feel, the curve of the collar pattern has been reduced. The new pattern employs a lowered neckline to create a relaxed look when the collar is opened.
Compared to the slim fit, the sleeves and body have been kept spacious. By preserving the size of the back panel, together with bringing the side seams forward, we have incorporated the essential ideas of traditional British and American tailoring.
The special characteristic of the Manhattan Model is its sleeves that naturally point forward. The curve of the sleeve has been tailored to match that of the jacket, which in turn means the cuff of the shirt sleeve and the jacket are parallel.
To preserve a traditional look, the shirt has a wider front and sleeve plackets, and also features a wider stitch width in comparison to the Slim Fits. The sleeve plackets employ double stitches to keep this taste. Inspired by the Ivy League style, only the yoke has been narrowed.
The pocket has been placed slightly slanted on the shirt so that it will appear straight when worn. As an added Ivy Look detail, the stitch on the pocket is straight. (*Button-down shirts only.)