Polyester refers to a group of petroleum-based polymers. Sometimes, to achieve better resultant properties, they are blended with natural fibres like cotton. Polyester fabric has comparatively higher resistance to wind than cotton. It also has low moisture absorption capacity that makes it a better choice for winter and rainy seasons. But in summer, polyester can’t compete with cotton to address your problems of perspiration. Also, its breathability is relatively lower than cotton.
But for those who spend brief periods in outer atmosphere and most of the time in air-conditioned spaces, polyester shirts are an all-time choice at affordable prices.
Casual & Formal
Polyester shirts can be categorized as casual and formal. Casual shirts usually have a low-high firm collar, a pocket or two on the front. Mandarin collar, buttoned down collar etc fall under the casual category. The button placket at the front centre can be in contrast to the dominant hue of the garment to create a subtle emphasis. On the other hand, formal shirts have a high -high collar leaving enough room to slide a tie. Usually, it has no patterns or pockets. The more simple and less detailed, the more formal it is. Formal shirts are preferably worn with a tie and a suit.
At Limeroad, casual shirts are available in high-quality brands like Allen Solly, Van Heusen, Basics etc. These shirts exhibit a slim fit mostly in plain classy colours like black, light blue, white, pale yellow, faded pink etc. Van Heusen creations have interesting light colour floral pattern prints on dark dyed textile. Van Heusen never fails to be the master of White. A half sleeve white shirt with abstract black line print emits a trendy casual design. Basics bring to the wardrobe a 100% Tencel slim fit shirts in pure plain hues like grey that culminate in gradients towards the bottom. Tencel is an environment-friendly fabric, regenerated from wood cellulose. It has soft, absorbent, strong, abrasion-free properties. Across a price range of Rs 1000 - 2000, one can pick a decent piece. Causal shirts can be worn for regular office days, dinner dates, semi-formal meetings to give a ‘well-sorted’ impression.
The Brands Available At LimeRoad
Formal Polyester shirts are available in brands like Peter England, Griffel, First row etc. Plain, chequered designs, printed designs with full sleeves and slim fit are a common find. Beige, white, Black, Navy blue, Snuff are the best selling hues among formals. Seminars, Office presentations, wedding occasions are a right fit for this style of shirt. Starting with a range of Rs 800, polyester blended formal shirts can be obtained. A little higher price can fetch polyester shirts from well known top brands.
Polyester casual shirts can be paired with bottom wear like chinos, regular or ankle length jeans, jogger pants, ripped jeans to broadcast a varying level of casual attitude. Low top shoe laced shoe, loafers also elevate the trendy buzz to next level. However, formal shirts are better paired with formal pants and formal shoe to stick to the formal code of dressing.
Care & Maintenance
Polyester does not need any delicate care like that of cotton or linen shirts. Machine wash and warm iron can bring back your polyester shirt into a good shape. But, bleaching is not advised. But what needs your caution is that they are less fire resistant and hence, can be flammable. Except for its contribution to microplastic pollution when washed, it has no drawbacks at all in style and comfort.