The Dobby Dress Shirt
Dobby’s charm lies in its raised texture, which never fails to draw the eye in for a closer look.
This fabric gets its name from the loom used in its construction, a device that raises and lowers the warp thread to create a more interesting profile.
A close relative of jacquard, dobby can actually take on a wide variety of forms, making it more difficult to define than, say, twill or broadcloth. It becomes even more confusing when you consider that the distinctive diagonal weave of twill can be commonly found in dobby dress shirts. Herringbone, a type of twill, is another popular choice in dobby fabrics. However, it’s the added textural detailing and method of weaving that ultimately sets this fabric apart.
Dobby dress shirts are also known for the intricate details they often incorporate, including geometric shapes and stripes. You will find stripes to be a popular feature of this more formal style of shirt, although it has its strongest association with the business world. Many men also appreciate the dobby dress shirt’s resistance to wrinkles, as well as its variety in thickness and thread count.
Looking for a more personal touch? Our style advisors can meet you at your office to display fabric samples, take body measurements and guide you through the customization process. Or you can visit us for the same great experience.
The beauty of custom is the ability to impose your personal style on any aspect of design. Using our intuitive design interface, which features 3D-rendered shirts and changes shown in real-time, you can choose to customize every last detail or simply the ones that matter to you.
Without the assurance of a perfect fit, there’s no trust. We guarantee your shirt to fit the way you intended. If it doesn't, we’ll fix it, then we’ll save your updated measurements in our system for seamless future orders.