Have you ever seen the 1966 film with Steve McQueen 'Nevada Smith'? We at Petri have. This shirt was inspired by this film and its protagonist. Initially, the idea was to create a three-button shirt with a button front, but not the usual seen-and-seen classic. Then one day, watching 'Nevada Smith' again, the light bulb went on.
'Apache' was conceived imagining an unconventional summer full of discoveries.
DOUBLE POCKET, VEGETABLE COROZO BUTTONS, REGULAR CUT, 100% LINEN.
Shirt handmade in Turin, Italy.
100% natural linen.
- Corozo buttons, 100% natural and ecological, are made from washers obtained from the dried nuts of tropical palms in Ecuador.
- All fabrics used by PETRI are leftovers from the best Italian companies.
- Natural and organic fabric without harmful substances.
Linen is a cellulosic fibre derived from the stem of the flax plant. Linen fibres are much stronger and shinier than other textile fibres, producing fresh and absorbent fabrics.
Linen fibres are considered raffia fibres. Raffia fibres are fibres harvested from the phloem or inner bark of the plant. Fabrics made from raffia fibres are generally very strong and durable fabrics. Other fabrics made from raffia fibres are hemp and ramie (ramie).
Linen fibre has a high tensile strength and elongation, is brighter and silkier than other natural textile fibres, and is a hygroscopic fabric, i.e. it tends to absorb and release moisture very well.
Linen wrinkles easily, and it is because of this characteristic that the fabric and appearance acquire a touch of refined ease.
Finally, it is an organic fabric by nature, and therefore environmentally friendly.
It is an ideal fabric for sultry summer days, but to avoid ruining it in the washing machine it should be washed at a maximum temperature of 60° for whites and no more than 40° for colours.