The Ganton polos below define smart casual, a colourful range of high quality silky smooth Double Mercerised Cotton mens polo shirts made by a brand known for quality, Ganton. These quality mens polos make a wonderful gift ! Also available is a basic Pierre Cardin Pique Polo for casual day wear.
What does double mercerised cotton mean ? Well what it gives you is a cotton shirt that feels silky smooth, together with enhanced strength and luster, plus, a resistance to mildew and shrinkage. The only negitive is it is less absorbant than non mercerised cotton polo such as your basic pique weave cotton polo. So the point here is use your basic polo for general day wear, but when you want look good and feel good, go to a good restaurant choose double mercerised.
From a technical point of view the cotton is chemically treated with sodium hydroxide and neutralsed in a acid bath, later a naked flame is used to singe off stray fibres from the yarn.
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