What is a gingham style shirt?

Gingham is a printed or dyed fabric known for its checked patterns of white with a color. The size of the checks can vary, but they’re usually even size.  The check pattern is formed by horizontal and vertical stripes (usually of the same color) that cross each other on a white background. When the vertical weave crosses a hortizontal weave, a more intense color results at the intersection.

Here are examples of Bugatchi Uomo gingham shirts in stock 2013.

gingham shirts

 

Gingham originates from genggang, meaning striped. The fabric style originated as a striped pattern in the 17th century when it was imported to Europe. It was woven into a check pattern in Manchester England during the mid-18th century, with blue and white being the most popular.

Gingham is made of carded or combed, medium or fine yarns, where the colouring is on the warp yarns and always along the grain (weft).  Gingham tends to be lighter, usually made of cotton, and comprised of simple patterns. Ginghams are similar to plaids, however, they’re always woven while plaid patterns can be dyed after the fabric is woven.

Bugatchi Uomo has elevated the gingham shirt to a new level of sophistication. In addition to vibrant colors, all the shirts have contrast cuffs and inside collar.

 

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