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The unisex long-sleeve top is commonplace in the beginning of the spring and fall weather. To provides a protective layer of warmth, while not being as heavy and heat insulating as a winter coat. Many people opt for this sleeve shirt due to its ability to be extremely lightweight and breathable, which makes it perfect for those who are in weather climates that are prone to slight change from cool to warm. These shirts are mainly crafted with a cotton fabric which ensures the functionality, comfortability, and durability of the apparel. One of the major design features of the shirt is the sleeve length, the wrist cuffs, and the rounded collar. These combined allows for a perfect shirt for men and women that can be worn with a multitude of varying outfits.

The Marbek unisex long-sleeve shirt style comes in a variety of sizes: extra-small, small, medium, and large. These sizes will allow for any person to find their own personal long-sleeve shirt that will properly fit their body. Due to the unisex sizing, buyers should look carefully at the sizing guide to make sure that they have the correct size needed.

History of the Long-Sleeve Shirt

The modern long-sleeve shirt originated from the commonly worn “union suit” which came into existence sometime around the late 19th century.  These union suits were a one-piece underlayer material that featured a long-sleeve button-down shirt that was connected to a pair of long johns. However, as the clothing reform began, designers were looking for a new variation of the union suit that was more comfortable and convenient for the wearer. Thus, beginning the production of the basic t-shirt that was made to be an undergarment exclusively.

The t-shirt was commonly worn among military personnel under their uniforms to serve as a protective and lightweight undergarment that did not cause any bulk. Though, when stationed in warmer climate areas, the military personnel stuck to just wearing the t-shirt to avoid over-heating in their uniforms. After the common man noticed this, actors such as James Dean, popularised wearing the shirt as common outerwear. Soon enough though, variations of the shirt, such as the long-sleeve shirt, were created and was an instant success between men and women

Long-Sleeve Shirt Features

The three main features in a long sleeve shirt are the sleeve length, wrist cuffs, and the rounded collar. These combined create the perfect cooler weather shirt that isn’t too warm or heavy. The sleeves end at the end a few inches above the wrist to provide full coverage of the shoulders and arms, which allows proper protection against the elements. The cuffs are a bit more fitted, so wind does not easily find its way into the shirt. Lastly, the rounded collar allows for the shirt to be out on easily and quickly, while not being too tightly fitted around the wearer's neck.

Materials Used

The main material used in the creation of the long-sleeve shirt is cotton. Cotton is known for being an extremely durable, soft, and lightweight material, and is commonly found in tons of men’s and women’s apparel, along with some household items. This is ideal for shirt material since is protects against common wear and tear and allows for the shirt to be constantly worn if desired.

How to Care

Along with all Marbek purchases, the long-sleeve shirt comes with the proper washing instructions to ensure the longevity of the material. If the instructions are properly followed, then your shirt is sure to have a long life that does not compromise the durability. It is recommended when machine washing to turn the shirt inside out and wash using the normal cycle in cold-water adding a reduced amount of detergent. This allows for proper and full cleaning of the shirt. For drying, hang the shirt up in a cool area to air dry for a few hours. This prevents shrinkage and any fading of the original colour and design of the shirt.

Conclusion

The long-sleeve shirt is a needed addition to anyone’s wardrobe who is seeking the perfect shirt to wear during the early spring and fall before the weather gets too chilly. It’s comfortable, durable, and can be worn alone or under a jacket – making it a versatile item of clothing.

 

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