A lot might come to mind when you think of spring—barbecues, baseball, and fun times outdoors. What you might not think about quite as much are the styles that make your spring more comfortable. At UNTUCKit, we use lightweight, breathable fabrics made for this time of year.
Our top fabrics for spring are Wrinkle-Resistant Linen, cotton pique, and our own cotton-TENCEL™ blend. Each fabric has its own properties, and each contributes to your spring style—and, of course, comfort.
Linen is definitely one of spring’s best fabrics, made from fibers of the flax plant. It’s super durable, water absorbent, and lightweight, making it easy and breezy for when the weather starts to heat up.
“Linen is a great fabric for the spring and summer because it is a naturally wicking, breathable, and lightweight fabric,” says Theo Allegrini, Senior Designer at UNTUCKit. “The only problem is that it wrinkles easily.”
Indeed, that’s why we’ve put a wrinkle-resistant treatment in ours. “We combat this by coating it with a special finish that involves naturally occurring resins to create a stronger, more colorful, and wrinkle resistant fabric," says Allegrini.
We’d definitely call our Wrinkle-Resistant Linen a spring must-have. Shop the entire linen collection here.
Pique is a knit of cotton yarn, usually identified by its raised cords and fine ribbing. You’ve probably seen it in polos and plenty of other more formal styles. Fun fact: the name pique is derived from piquer—French for “quilt.”
“Pique is a classic fabric that is both dressy and casual at the same time,” Allegrini says. “Pique stitch also adds a bit of structure to the fabric—while not adding any bulk, so it makes it great for looking smart and staying cool in the spring and summer.”
UNTUCKit uses pique in several of our knitted styles. Check out all of our Pique Polos to start your own spring look that works from the golf course to the drinks right after.
We're dedicated to reducing our impact on the planet. That's why we work exclusively work with factories that reduce water waste and follow string environmental guidelines. We’ve also started using biodegradable or compostable materials in all of our shipments and at our corporate office, as well as printing on sustainably sourced paper. That commitment continues with our Cotton TENCEL™ shirts.
“TENCEL™ is the brand name for lyocell and modal fiber, a type of rayon,” says Allegrini. “These cellulose fibers are all made in a similar way: by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning. It’s unique because it is a sustainable manmade fiber.”
So we blend sustainable TENCEL™ with our own cotton to create unique, comfortable shirts for the spring—and carry our commitment forward. And those aren't the only benfits.
“TENCEL also adds a bit of drape and softness to the fabric that can only be achieved using higher quality, more expensive cotton,” Allegrini says. You can shop our all-new Cotton TENCEL™ shirts here.