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The Dio Bussola Summer Shirts

Hand made from #seersucker and #linen for the

scorching dog days of summer!

The past few months have seen some incredible change and upheaval in nearly every area of every society and social group!

The new "Red Patches" linen shirt photographed at the Klyde Warren Park in Dallas Tx 14 May ( #dallas #dallastx #Klydewarrenpark #madras #patchworkshirt #fashion )

The #Covid19 / #Coronavirus #Pandemic has created a global shift concerning priorities and in how people present themselves to the world. Because many office workers will be leaving their commuting days behind and #workingfromhome for the foreseeable future. Its a paradigm change noone could have seen coming. Also, the events of 2020 continued to play out we see that, as different states and cities begin to reopen , people really want to take the opportunity to both be safe but also express themselves. Perhaps its from a need for escapism from a world turned upside down.

As for our team here at Dio Bussola,.we've refocused our creative efforts from solely designing and working on #bluejeans for #men to creating great looking and great fitting #clothes and #garments for both #ladies and #gentleman that are still of the highest quality but keep a firm foundation in the new realities of #life in the #year2020 !

I dont foresee American men giving up their dad shorts, new balance sneakers and oversized t-shirts anytime soon. However,. I think we can provide a nice solution for men ( and ladies) ready for a slightly different variation on #trendy #athleisure #jeans #buttonupshirts and the like!

The first thing we did was source better materials! Both #lenin and #seersucker are two types of fabric that are lightweight, durable, breathable, easy to wear and easy to maintain. So although their not always the least expensive they are timeless none the less. So we started with those!

Both Seersucker and Linen had been great choices for warmer weather. They are light,.airy and breathable, making them extremely comfortable to wear at the beach or on casual fridays.

Yet the two fabrics could not be more different and diverse in their origins and development in #fashion. Linen comes from fibers made from the flax plant and are among the oldest textiles in the world. Flax, also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. Textiles made from flax are known in Western countries as linen.

Linen cloth has been used by both the ancient Egyptians and the Mesopotamians not only for garments but in burial cloths for the dead and mummification! At times linen was even used as currency in ancient Egypt due to its rarity, expense and value. Linen fibers are cool to touch, smooth and get softer with repeated washing. The fibers do not stretch but because of this very low elasticity, the fabric will eventually break if a linen garment is folded and ironed at the same place constantly.

Despite this Linen is highly conductive of heat and moisture wicking. Linen,.like wool,.is one of the few natural fibers that remove perspiration from the skin,.in fact its ability to conduct heat is fives times greater then wool and eighteen times greater then silk. This gives it its customary cool feel and why its an excellent wear for spring and summer.

Linen shirt with blue an red striped plaid design

Seersucker Fabric!

Seersucker fabric, isnt nearly has ancient as linen,.but has just as vivid a historical origin.

The term "seersucker" comes from the Hindi word "sīrsakar" that had itself been borrowed from the Persian compound "shīroshakar" (meaning "milk and sugar"). Seersucker literally meaning "milk and sugar", from the resemblance of its smooth and rough stripes to the smooth texture of milk and the bumpy texture of sugar. Seersucker first became popular in Britain's warm weather colonies like British India.

Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This feature causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It also means that pressing is not necessary.

Seersucker reached the United States in the1800s where is was used in a wide variety of garments and other cloth products obviously due to its extreme comfort and light weight. Sometime around the turn of the 19th century Seersucker became extremely popular in the American South for mens suits. It remained a regional mens summer style staple fabric in the American southern states despite its color pattern being unconventional for formal events. However,.wealthy college students outside the American south began to utilize the material for for both casual and semi-formal events. Once the suit became a success throughout the South, Ivy League and East Coast style began to adopt this “dress down” manner after World War I and they quickly found it to be stylish. After Seersucker was saturated through these core regions, the pattern became a classic.

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