Plain Weaves

The most basic of all weaves, a plain weave is used for its strength and durability. Here, the warp and weft are aligned so that they form a simple crisscross pattern.

  • Oxford Weave

    Oxford Weave

    Originally developed for sportswear, oxford is soft and doesn’t wrinkle easily thanks to its plain weave or basket weave technique that combines two yarns woven (lengthwise), against a heavier yarn (crosswise).

  • Pinpoint Oxford Weave

    Pinpoint Oxford Weave

    This weave is a mixture between a sturdy oxford and lightweight broadcloth weave. Depending on the treatment, this fabric usually lends a more formal appearance to the wearer.

  • Chambray Weave

    Chambray Weave

    Made with heavier yarns for a laidback feel that’s ideal for sportswear, this plain weave fabric has a similar construction to broadcloth yet often features white threads running in the weft, giving it an uneven appearance.

  • Poplin / Broadcloth Weave

    Poplin / Broadcloth Weave

    Thanks to its lightweight texture, you’ll notice we use this weave in both our dressier and more casual GANT shirt assortment.

  • Fil-a'-fil (End-on-End) Weave

    Fil-a'-fil (End-on-End) Weave

    Closely woven by alternating lighter and darker colored warp and weft threads, the result is a fabric that from a distance, appears plain-colored but up close, features distinct contrast coloring.

Other Weaves and Yarns

Here, we outline some of the other weaving techniques you'll find in our shirts. Sometimes, yarns are mixed, techniques are adapted and patterns are introduced into fabrics to create something completely new.

  • Jacquard Weave

    Jacquard Weave

    Here, yarns are woven into unlimited designs with an often intricate and multicolored effect. Look closely and you’ll often see combinations of weaves.

  • Dobby Weave

    Dobby Weave

    This decorative weave results in small designs or geometric figures all over the woven fabric. Achieved by using a dobby machine, this weave uses various yarns from very fine to coarse and fluffy yarns to produce a variety of fabrics.

  • Mélange Weave

    Mélange Weave

    Taking its name from the French word for “mixture”, mélange fabrics come in every sort of weave, and are woven using multi-colored dyed yarns.