Ministry Future Forward Dress Shirt
Think of Ministry’s surprisingly stylish polyblend button-down as the Clark Kent of designer shirts: formal and buttoned up but with hidden strengths. The key lies with one of the fibers used in the fabric, Outlast, which is what’s known as a PCM, or phase change material. PCMs act like intelligent fabrics, automatically adjusting to the exterior temperature. They become insulating when it’s cold and ventilating when the mercury rises. (The science is nerdishly complicated, but think back to high school Physics 101 and the principles of kinetic and latent heat. Gel-filled microcapsules in the fiber trap energy by liquefying as your body warms up. When the temperature drops, that gel becomes solid again, releasing the energy trapped in the microcapsules as heat.) Outlast earns plaudits for using PCMs in a stylish design with four-way stretch weave that emphasizes comfort, too.
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