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The Opalona shirts savoir-faire

4 types van de kraag

Klassieke kraag 1 knoop
The classic collar is timeless and suits to any occasion.
It can be worn with or without a tie or a bow tie.
Its height is 3,5 cm (measurement taken from the back of the collar) and the collar points measure 7 cm.
The classic collar has sewn-in, non-removable collar bones.

Italiaanse kraag 2 knopen
The cut-away collar is flared.
The cut-away collar shirt can be worn with or without a tie but is better with a classic width tie instead of a narrow one.
Its height is 4,5 cm (measurement taken from the back of the collar) and the collar points measure 8,5 cm.
The cut-away collar has sewn-in, non-removable collar stays.

Kraag met knoop
The button down collar is normally used for casual oxford shirts, but it can also be worn with a suit. A tie goes well with a button-down collar but the knot has to be small. The 2 buttons at the points help the collar stay in the right place especially when the shirt is worn under a sweater.
No bones in the collar, Collar height : 3,5 cm (from the back of the collar), collar points : 6 cm.

Vadermoordenaar kraag

The wing collar shirt is worn with a floppy necktie or a bow tie.
No bones in the collar, Collar height : 3,5 cm (from the back of the collar), collar points : 6 cm.

More than the cut and the details of a shirt, it is the quality of the fabric which makes a shirt nice and elegant. That is why Opalona only chooses high-quality and easy to iron fabrics providing comfort and resistance after many washings.

Most of the fabrics used by Opalona are 100% cotton, some shirts are made with linen or cotton-stretch fabrics.
More than 95% of the cotton fabrics selected by Opalona are two-fold fabrics with a yarn count of 80’s, 100’s or 120’s.

A two-fold cotton fabric, contrary to an ordinary single weave cotton, is made with 2 thin cotton yarns which are twisted before weaved. This weaving gives the fabric a fine texture and higher durability.
The yarn count is the way to measure the fineness of the yarn used for the manufacturing of a fabric. The higher the yarn count, the finer the fabric.

The fabrics of Opalona shirts don’t have the same thickness. The thickness is related to the type of weaving. The Zephir fabric is the thinnest, the Twill and the Herringbone are among the thickest.

We advise you to wash the shirts in a washing machine rather than cleaning them dry. The dry clean can degrade the shirts because of the chemical products used.
You can wash the light coloured shirt in hot water (until 60°).
Don’t go over 40° for dark fabrics. They could lose their colour.

The Opalona shirts are made with cotton or linen materials which get creased. So it is necessary to iron the shirts after the washing.

The non-iron shirts are made with a fabric which has received a chemical treatment that rigidify the fibre, but which vanish after some washings. Opalona doesn’t use those treated fabrics and prefers working with traditional fabrics.

Nevertheless, as the fabrics chosen by Opalona are qualitative, the ironing is simplified. Moreover, some fabrics are easier to iron than others, like the thick ones, for example the Twill or the Herringbone.

Go to the shirts size guide to see all the measurements of Opalona shirts.