Nigel Cabourn 3-Pack Tee Off White

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Nigel Cabourn 3-Pack Tee Off White, a special 3-pack of basic T-shirts using manufacturing techniques from the 1830s, 1950s and 1990s.

A T-shirt is a very simple item, and the world is full of products like this. Since it is often worn daily, 3-piece packs of the same item and 3-piece packs of different colors are also sold. That's why Nigel Cabourn decided to develop a 3-pack of T-shirts all based, and made in the same way, off of specific techniques from the 1830s, 1950s and 1990s.

[RING SPUN YARN]
After hand spinning was followed by the invention of an extremely primitive method called mule spinning, ring spinning was fully mechanized. It appeared in the 1830s. A sliver (a lump like absorbent cotton in which only the direction of the short fibers is aligned before spinning) is pulled out with a roller, passed through a metal ring that rotates around the bobbin, and wound on the bobbin. At this time, the bobbin itself also rotates at high speed, so the movement and speed of both parts are used to twist the yarn. Although it is, so to speak, the oldest spinning, ring spinning continues to be passed down to the present day. It has been 200 years since the invention of spinning, and although machines have evolved dramatically in speed, precision, and quality, the principles of spinning remain the same today as they were at the time of its invention. As if to express the principle of spinning, which can be said to be universal, the T-shirt, which is netted with ring-spun yarn, is extremely orthodox and has a "normal" touch in a good way.
In line with the oldest spinning, the design is also based on the vintage of the 1800s.


[OPEN-END SPUN YARN]
As time passed, in the 1950s, an innovative method completely different from the principle of ring spinning was invented. That is air spinning.
Ring spinning basically replaces the "hands" of hand spinning with a machine, and while the principle of spinning is the same for both hand spinning and ring spinning, they invented twisting short fibers with a rotating air jet stream. This has made it possible to produce yarn in large quantities and quite fast. The principle of air spinning can be easily understood by imagining a clothes dryer rotating at high speed. It is an image that the short fibers riding on the swirling air current are spun and spun out from the outlet, which has become thinner and faster. As the short fibers rotate in the vortex of air, the centrifugal force increases the density of the outside of the yarn and makes it hard. And when the thread is cut into rounds, the center part has a lower density than the outer shell. In other words, there is a firmness that makes it comfortable to wear.
The cross-section of the thread is microscopic in hardness, so it is not stiff and uncomfortable to wear. Moderately stiff threads lead to smooth and comfortable wear, and the surface of dense threads quickly absorbs sweat and releases it when it leaves the body. The design is from the 1950's vintage.


[VORTEX SPUN YARN]
Last but not least is the latest vortex spinning. The invention is done by a technology powerhouse in Japan.
In contrast to air spinning, which is roughly spun by swirling air accompanied by centrifugal force, the major feature is that the behavior of 10-odd millimeter short fibers is controlled one by one by swirling air flow. Short fibers are placed on a fine jet stream, and the tips of the short fibers converge toward the center of the yarn in an almost non-twisted state, and the other end is twisted so as to sink into the outer shell of the yarn itself. This dramatically eliminates the loss of shape of the yarn itself, and by suppressing fluff to the limit, it is possible to create yarn with a very smooth texture. This is the comfort of yarn that can only be created with the latest Japanese technology. The design is also the most suitable for modern times.
Please enjoy the comfort and design with different characteristics of each of the three types of spinning.

*This product is a non-wash product. It will shrink about 1cm when washed for the first time. It depends on the washing environment.

Nigel Cabourn, UK-born 1949, is a renowned British fashion designer known for his outerwear and vintage inspired clothing. He is one of the most respected persons in the vintage industry and continues to push boundaries to design near-perfect reproductions of iconic garments from the past. Many collections by Nigel Cabourn are inspired by British military garments, air force & navy styles and clothing worn by Sir Edmund Hillary during his famous expeditions.
The Mainline collection from Japan is the premium range of Nigel Cabourn, strictly focusing on specific vintage reproductions made in the original way.

  • Nigel Cabourn Japan 3-Pack Tee

  • 100% cotton

  • Off White

  • 1830s, 1950s and 1990s spinning techniques

  • V-neck, crewneck and high neck
  • Regular fit

  • Made in Japan