Fabric Glossary: Dobby

Fabric Glossary: Dobby

Published on March 24, 2022

Dobby is a fancier, more elaborate fabric made on a dobby or jacquard loom that raises and lowers threads individually, allowing for intricate geometric patterns. Some dobby dress shirts can be thin and crisp, similar to poplin, but others can be soft and thick, similar to twill.

Due to the nature of the dobby loom, dobby dress shirts can incorporate many different fibers such as cotton, linen, and silk. The thicknesses and weights of yarns might vary as well, which creates a distinct subtle texture. This unique characteristic makes dobby dress shirts an excellent choice for expressing your personality during a more formal occasion.
man wearing dobby shirt

While dobby fabric's inherent ornateness lends dobby dress shirts to formal occasions, dobby can be worn casually as well, providing texture to linen or denim shirts. The robust weave makes it resistant to wrinkling, and its variety in thickness and thread counts make dobby dress shirts a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

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March 24, 2022 — Deven Shakya

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