In a world of synthetic everything, it’s little surprise that, sooner or later, someone would build a synthetic fabric that does everything lightweight cotton and linen can do, only better. Performance or tech fabric is a blend of spandex, nylon, Lycra, and polyester in various percentages that come together to create the ultimate moisture-wicking, breathable, four-way stretch (read: forgiving) shirt material. Technically, you could wear it for your next workout, but even better, you can sport it at the office and no one will be the wiser.
Two we like:
- Mizzen + Main Fowler Pink & Poseidon Gingham Shirt [$125; www.mizzenandmain.com]
- Ministry of Supply Apollo 3 Dress Shirt [$115; www.ministryofsupply.com]