Shirt weaves: what makes a Hammett Shirt

Shirt Weaves

Herringbone, poplin, oxford or twill – how well do you know your shirt weaves? The way that shirt yarn is woven is what gives each shirt its unique quality.

At Hammett Shirts, our fabrics are chosen for their luxury or casual handles. They are densely woven from modern compact yarns for intense colour and enduring quality.

Each shirt’s weave will influence how it looks and feels, how easy it is to wash and iron, how it fits and – quite often – influence the occasion that it should be worn.

We use a variety of weaves across the Hammett shirt ranges.


Navy & Blue Poplin Gingham Check Men's ShirtA poplin weave is where the threads are interwoven for a smooth/ flat texture.

It is considered a lightweight, cool weave with a crisp finish.

Poplin shirts are suitable for wearing under suit jackets or for taking on the heat of warm, sunny days.

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Navy & Blue Poplin Gingham Check Men's Shirt

A wardrobe staple, this understated blue checked men's shirt is garment-washed for softness and comes in a regular cut for supreme comfort and style.

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Herringbone weave shirtHerringbone is a distinct diagonal weave with a pattern resembling a V-shape.

The name herringbone comes from the fact the pattern also resembles a fish skeleton!

Herringbone has a feeling of warmth and comfort.

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Multi Colour Gingham Herringbone Check Men's Shirt

This stylish, easy-to-wear casual men's shirt is crafted from a luxuriously soft herringbone twill in flattering winter colours.

The style is gently tailored for a modern fit and is finished with Hammett's discreet signature tape inside the neck.

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Pink Luxury Twill Formal Men's ShirtTwill is a particularly dense weave creating a distinctive diagonal pattern. Considered to be the most luxurious of weaves.

Twill fabric is soft and thick, resistant to wrinkling and easy to iron.

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Pink Luxury Twill Formal Men's Shirt

The luxury diagonal self-striped cotton fabric gives this stylish pink formal men's shirt a soft, instantly wearable feel. 

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Blue Oxford Weave Casual Men's ShirtOxford is a basket weave where multiple threads are interlaced equally in opposite directions for a durable, versatile finish.

Often the weft threads are coloured, while the warp threads are white.

A very breathable fabric.

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Blue Oxford Weave Casual Men's Shirt

Crafted from a soft Oxford fabric, this easy-to-wear blue men's shirt is the classic casual icon. Finished with a stylish grey herringbone tape in the neckband.

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