The Jacquard weave was designed during the industrial revolution in 16th century France. This high quality technique normally uses linen or cotton to weave complex patterns into the fabric. The three main types of fabric created with a Jacquard weave are brocade, damask and matelassé.
Characteristics of jacquard shirts
One of the most common types of weave used in Jacquard shirts is ‘Viscose Jacquard’, which is made out of cotton but woven, in order to have the smooth texture and a fine drape of silk. Jacquard shirts tend to be thick and heavy, and therefore are commonly used as winter wear. Made of strong and stretchy fibres, they have a highly durable weave.
Shirts made of Jacquard tend to be in bright colours, and are normally the main feature of any outfit. They are normally paired with neutral colours, such as brown or black. These shirts tend to be worn as part of a casual outfit, and therefore possess more informal styles of collars and cuffs.