Welcome back to another one of our posts in the men’s fashion guide. This week, we will be exploring cotton as the most common choice for men and women’s fashion garments. In fact, we explored the definition of cotton and the breakdown of its definition. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to learn more about cotton. Today, as promised, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of cotton for men’s fashion garments. Therefore if you are ready, then let’s dive straight in!!
What is Cotton (Source: Drmenstyle.com)
BENEFITS OF COTTON
One of the benefits of cotton is that it is a very soft material for an organic fiber. Therefore, when it is being spun and weaved into an item of clothing, it will naturally be soft as well. Therefore, most cotton clothing will definitely provide a very moderate level of comfort when worn. However, not all cotton clothing has the same level of softness. At the end of the day, it will still depend on the cotton type and the type of weave.
As the title suggests, cotton as a raw material is very cheap. For most countries with seasonal sun and rain, it is very easy to plant. Therefore, most manufacturers also were able to produce, harvest and process the cotton easily. With an abundance of cotton which will be made into threads, the end product can be sold at a much cheaper price.
Hanes 3 piece cotton (Source: Amazon.com)
The most comfortable clothing is made from the material cotton. Why? This is because cotton is super moisture absorbent. In a sense that when it is hot, it helps to keep the body cool. When it is hot, we sweat as a result to lose body heat. The sweat molecules will be absorbed by the cotton and release into the atmosphere, keeping the body cool and non-sticky. Therefore, you will feel extremely comfortable even during the cold weather. With cotton in cold weather, it retains the heat instead.
Being a material with good absorbency, this makes cotton one of the main materials for items of clothing that requires colors and patterns. All you have to do is to soak the threads in the dye solution. Another alternative is to soak the whole clothes in the dye themselves. When the cotton absorbs the dye and dried, it will retain the color very well so you don’t have to worry about fading.
Billionaire’s Boy Club (Source: Endclothing.com)