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Woolrich's PIMA COTTON Sweater

This Spring, we have a couple of crewneck sweaters from Woolrich John Rich & Bros.. They're classic and stylish yet extremely comfortable thanks to the cotton that Woolrich used. Not all cototn is created equally and not everyone knows that there are many different types of cotton, some that are considered superior to others. The Pima cotton strain, used in these sweaters, is widely revered to be the finest of all cottons.

Pima cotton is a type of extra-long staple cotton. Extra-long staple cotton means that each of the individual fibers that make up the fluffy cotton bud are at least one and three-eighths inches in length. Longer cotton fibers will result in a finished woven product that is softer, stronger, and longer-lasting than one made of short staple cotton. The cotton fibers of Pima cotton are 50% longer than those of standard cotton.

Pima cotton originated in Peru, but earned its name from the Pima tribe of American Indians who pioneered the cultivation of this superior strain of cotton in the south-west United States. Today, Pima is grown in Peru, Australia, and the United States. Pima cotton will only grow in mild, warm, and dry climates, so US farming is isolated to California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Only about 3% of the cotton grown in the United States is Pima cotton, making it rare and far more expensive than standard cotton.

But what exactly makes Pima cotton superior? The answer lies in both the length and the strength of the fibers. Through the spinning and weaving processes that turn raw cotton crops into finished material, a longer fiber length means that fewer fiber ends are exposed on the surface. The result is a silkier, smoother material that resists pilling and holds its shape and luster much longer. Pima is also the strongest of all cottons, making fabrics that are durable and long-lasting.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Dad's are synonymous with a few things. Embarrassing you in public, being late to pick you up, and wearing dad jeans. Father's Day is your opportunity to help ensure your dad's style is more elevated than the garden-variety dad. We've identified some ways you can keep the old man looking presentable this Father's Day with these stylish gift ideas (some of which are on sale!).

The Rudder Jacket from Woolrich is a classic design but is elevated with a subtle (very) camouflage print design. The light water and wind resistant technical fabric makes it perfect for outdoor activity.

The New Balance M1400JWH are an understated sneaker featuring the brands numerous comfort technologies. Made in the USA, these are built to last and Dad is sure to appreciate receiving a pair of these for Father's Day.

Is the old man still rotating the same three ties from 15 years ago? Upgrade his neckwear game with a new slimmer tie from Cursor & Thread. Made in Canada, there are two widths to choose from to keep him looking sharp.

Like ties, socks are a no-brainer when it comes to buying presents for Dad. OK, so they're not the most exciting present - but the truth is that he hates going shopping for them, so he's delighted every time his loved ones save him the trouble. You can't go wrong with the superior quality and distinctive socks from Anonymous Ism.

While he may already have a closet full of Hawaiian shirts, The White Palms Dylan shirt is a modern take on a classic style from 18 Waits that is sure to keep him looking put together. Destined to bring a definitive feeling of summer into his wardrobe, it can be worn buttoned up for business and buttoned down when he lets loose. 

A bag tailor-made for daily use at work or commuting, the Messenger Pocket bag from Woolfell is constructed from incredibly durable 10oz cotton canvas and features a padded sleeve to keep Dad's laptop safe while traveling. Oh yeah, it's also waterproof.

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. SS17 Collection Preview

Coincinding with Milan Fashion Week a few weeks ago, Woolrich John Rich & Bros. has unveiled its comfy, new collection for Spring/Summer 2017. The upcoming line stays true to the brand's utilitarian aesthetic, making use of patch pocket details, neutral-heavy colorways, subtle camo blocks, and combinations of technical fabrics. Also seen in the lookbook, the new collection showcases a collaboration with bicycle brand Deus ex Machina. We’re excited to share this preview as we’ll be carrying numerous pieces such as the Comfort Mountain Jacket, Linen Crewneck, Military Cotton Crew & Workwear Chambray Shirt. Check out the photos below for a closer look.