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MicroModal fabric, a new standard of comfort
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2016
A sample product was sent to me for test and evaluation. Incredibly soft and silky, this fabric blend (88% Modal with 12% Lycra) has excellent two-way stretch and does not shrink at all in the wash. This Austrian-engineered fibre called MicroModal was a very pleasant surprise. It is apparently made from beech trees in an eco-friendly process which is CO2 neutral. My husband normally favours natural fibres like cotton for his underwear. However, he finds these T-shirts (there are two in the package) extremely comfortable and very soft on the skin, and more breathable than cotton. Because the fabric allows quick evaporation and does not trap heat, these T-shirts are also ideal for exercising and for any activity which might result in sweating.
Getting the size right can sometimes be tricky and here is a good example of that; the current size chart was not available when we ordered so we had to guess. Based on my husband's chest measurement of 42 inches (107 cm), I ordered a size Large which gives him a perfect, snug fit (you can check this out in my photos). Based on the new guidance, we should have asked for an XL but my husband is very happy with his T-shirts because the fabric is very elastic and fits closely. So I hope our experience can help you decide.
Manufacture is impeccable, no loose threads or visible imperfections with some functional details which add a bit of quality: the neck is reinforced for durability and they have even sewn the label on the outside of the garment, saving me the bother of cutting it off. Packaging and presentation are also good: each T-shirt is individually boxed with fabric info labels and clear washing instructions. So far the shirts have come out of the wash in great shape and they seem to stay very white. An excellent everyday choice and the pack of two makes them very good value.