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What's the thickness of a "slub cotton" t-shirt?

Asked by flash74686 (478points) May 5th, 2010

I’ve been looking online for a new v-neck t-shirt, and I’m starting to notice them all being “slub cotton.” I kinda have no idea what that is. Is this material thicker or thinner than regular cotton?

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netgrrl's avatar

When the fiber is spun unevenly it results “slubby” yarn. When that’s woven into cloth, you can see the thicker parts as well.

augustlan's avatar

Most of the slub cotton tees I’ve seen lately have been quite thin, and can be see-through in spots. That’s not necessarily true of all slub fabrics, but I’d be especially leery of ordering one online without being able to see it in person first.

YARNLADY's avatar

To my way of thinking, it usually means beware of thin, weak sections of fabric. I wouldn’t buy it without seeing it first.

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