- Liberation in the form of a button-up shirt. A true four-way stretch shirting fabric, woven properly with a fine cotton, nylon and elastane blend of yarns for a classic structure and hand feel. Finished with a directional NanoSphere treatment to keep it clean.
Freecotton is one of those fabrics we've been hunting and pushing for since the very first days of Outlier. If we could make four-way stretch woven pants, why not do the same for shirts? But our friends in Switzerland at Schoeller Textil gave us a firm no. They specialized in pant and jacket weights and just didn't have the expertise and equipment to work with the fine cottons needed to make proper shirting fabric.
We didn't give up of course, we kept pushing mills to do it, but the shirting mills didn't have the right looms and the four-way stretch specialists didn't have the fine cotton skills. Finally though a breakthrough came in the form of Schoeller Turkey, a division of Schoeller that combines their fabric design expertise with Turkey's rich history of cotton. It took a few years but we finally were able to design and produce a fantastic four-way stretch woven fabric with a majority cotton content (68%) mixed with a soft nylon for durability and elastane for a beautiful stretch.
We finished it all of with another first, a directional NanoSphere treatment on the outer face of the fabric. This helps keep the fabric clean and dry, making it lightly water, dirt and grit repellant. The inner, skin facing face remains untreated, allowing for a comfortable amount of natural absorbency for optimized comfort.
- Freecotton Button-Up
- Made with Freecotton fabric, designed in Switzerland, woven in Turkey
- 68% Cotton, 21% Micro-nylon, 11% Elastane
- Four-way stretch woven fabric with a majority cotton content
- Directional NanoSphere® treatment for a cleaner wear
- Yokeless construction
- Hidden button-down collar
- French front placket and no pockets
- Gritti Mother of Pearl buttons
- Comes pre-washed
- Machine wash warm, tumble dry low
- Do not bleach. Do not dry clean.
- Iron warm
- Made in Portugal
- Freecotton Button-Up
- Fits true to size. White fits slightly shorter than Pale Blue and Navy. Fabric may shrink up to half an inch in length after washing and drying.
Please refer to the table below for exact garment measurements.
Garment measurements in inches, measured flat (Pale Blue, Navy)
Size XS S M L XL Shoulder 17.5 18 18.5 19 19.5 Length high shoulder to bottom 29.75 30.38 31 31.63 32.25 Sleeve length Center Back to Sleeve Opening 34.25 34.75 35.25 35.75 36.25Garment measurements in inches, measured flat (White) Size XS S M L XL Shoulder 17.5 18 18.5 19 19.5 Length high shoulder to bottom 28.25 28.88 29.5 30.13 30.75 Sleeve length Center Back to Sleeve Opening 34 34.5 35 35.5 36Body measurements in inches Size XS S M L XL Neck 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 Chest 34 36 38 40 42