Atlantic Rancher Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt in Slate - Albacore
100% Cotton Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt - Albacore
- Design collaboration with Joe Higgins - Joe's Fish Prints, Gloucester, MA
- 100% Tanguis cotton, grown and processed in Peru
- 8 oz. Jersey knit fabric
- Built from 20/1, combed and ring-spun yarn
- 3 needle / 5 thread coverstitch construction
- Contour fitted torso, shoulder, armhole, and sleeve – NOT Tubular construction
- Vector shaped collar perfectly contours neck, shoulder, and will not bacon-roll
- Pigment garment dyed for a smooth, soft feel
- Sea-salt washed for a worn-in look
Our T’s and Pullovers are made from 100% Tanguis cotton, an indigenous crop grown and processed in Peru. Tanguis is an extra-long staple variety prized for its natural bright-white color and is significantly softer, stronger, and longer lasting than other cottons. It naturally resists pilling, shrinking, and disintegration over time.
We use a combed and ring-spun process for making our yarn. This is step-level change that significantly improves in the quality of the yarn. After the yarn fibers have been spun, they are combed to remove any impurities or imperfect strands. We use 20/1 yarn weight
We use a full cut-and-sew with side seams construction. Our t-shirts and pullovers are designed and tailored to conform to key measurements on the body, including: shoulder point, shoulder drop, chest, mid-section, hem, front length, back length, collar opening, front / back collar drop, armhole, and sleeve length.
This is in contrast to the less expensive, “tubular construction”…the one-size-fits-most, cookie-cutter approach to used in mass-production operations.
The Fabric and Finish
Our fabric starts out in the greige state which is the unbleached-undyed natural color of the cotton. After the garment is sewn, it is garment washed and pigment dyed for color. Finally, the garment is sea-salt washed to create the vintage, worn-in look and feel. The resulting fabric is a hefty, 8 oz. / mtr.
Joe Higgins makes fish prints the old-fashioned way…with ink, paper, and fish. Many try to imitate Joe’s craft, but his process sets him apart. To make a fresh fish print…you have to start with fresh fish. And to get truly fresh fish, you have to be at the source…as in “on the dock” in Gloucester just as Joe’s shop is. From whole swordfish to octopus…if it swims in the North Atlantic it’s probably had a date with Joe’s table. Check ‘em out here: https://fishedimpressions.com