Varying the crossovers of the two yarns, warp and weft, creates diagonal patterns which improve the flow and drape of a garment. Russell uses twill weaves for shirt fabrics, as well as for workwear trousers, the good flow of the fabric combining durability with wearer comfort.
Polyester is one of the most common and most versatile man-made fibres. Modern polyester fibres combine excellent performance and durability with high wearer comfort and pleasant appearance. Often polyester is blended with cotton to combine the advantages of natural and man-made fibres. Performance garments are often made from 100% polyester (or blended with some elastane), as modern polyester fabrics can provide high degrees of breathability and moisture transfer.
Cotton fibres are of different lengths. These fibres can be spun into yarn in different ways, the treatment of the shorter fibres determining the quality of the yarn.
Shorts provide great opportunities for decoration that shouldn’t be wasted