Our New Shirt Fit Guide
6th October 2020 by Schoffel Country
Here at Schoffel Country, we are proud of our impressive shirt collection for men. Our design team are meticulous at choosing the right fabric for our shirts, and ensuring each shirt is fit for purpose, as well as constantly tweaking the fit to ensure that we have something in our range for all shapes and sizes of country gentleman. The weave of shirt affects how the shirt feels and looks, how insulating the shirt will be as well as how well the shirt drapes and on which occasion it suits being worn.
Oxford Shirts are a popular choice for casual shirts, and they are often found in ginghams, pale pinks and blues. Oxford shirts tend to have button down collars and the fabrics are thicker than a standard cotton shirt. An Oxford Shirt is normally a type of basket weave with interlinking warp and weft threads. Quite often one of the threads is white, resulting in a slightly two tones textured appearance. Our Soft Oxford Shirt comes in four colours and remains popular each season.
Herringbone is a diagonal weave, with a pattern resembling a subtle zig zag. Herringbone fabrics are easy to iron and quickly dry. Herringbone shirts have a smooth feel, and occasionally a slight sheen making them ideal for more formal occasions or work shirts. The Greenwich Shirt in Diagonal is our version of the Herringbone weave.
Cotton Poplin is the lightest shirt weave, it is smooth and almost silk like to touch. It is excellent for hot weather as it is very cool and breathable, and it is ideal under a blazer such as our Belgrave Tweed Sports Jacket. Poplin is a strong cotton weave with closely woven threads in a simple criss cross pattern. It is resistant to creases and easy to iron, making our Greenwich Shirt your ideal everyday work shirt and it comes in two different fits; classic or tailored.
Twill is made by weaving twin horizontal threads under and over vertical threads, to create a distinctive diagonal pattern. Twill is soft and thick and resistant to creases. Our Tollymore Utility Shirt is a beautiful brushed cotton twill, making it soft and drape beautifully, ideal for a weekend casual look with jeans.
A good fit is perhaps the most important thing when it comes to choosing a shirt. That is why we have updated our shirt fits to now offer a Classic, Tailored and a Sporting Tailored Fit, so we have you covered whatever your build and size. Our shirt fits have been designed with the country gentleman in mind; for the field, office and your local pub. The classic fit shirts are designed with a generous fit in the body, shoulders and sleeve to allow unrestricted freedom of movement. In addition, they are longer in the body to remain tucked-in when being worn in the field. The tailored shirt fit is more tailored across the shoulders and sleeve than a classic shirt. The body is a little slimmer, more fitted and shorter. Finally, the tailored sporting shirt fit is more tailored across the shoulders and body than the classic fit. Armholes are slightly enlarged to allow for greater freedom of movement, and increased length ensures that shirt remains tucked-in.
We invite you to peruse our latest shirts and fits.
Holkham Classic Shirt Marine/Pink/Green
Cambridge Classic Shirt Red
Harlyn Tailored Shirt in Sage
Soft Oxford Tailored Shirt in Pale Pink
Cambridge Tailored Sporting Shirt
Newton Tailored Sporting Shirt