"Cool when it's hot, and warm when it's not" accurately describes this all-natural performance material. The first patented fiber ever, Viyella fabric is a blend of fine-gauge Merino wool and extra-long staple cotton. Originally invented by a centuries-old English hosiery manufacturer in 1893, the fabric quickly revolutionized English fashion for men and women alike. Replacing common materials like chambray, the then-distinct advantages of Viyella included breathability, washability, and versatility. The fabric allowed air to naturally radiate though the fibers, maintaining a comfortable homeostasis, even in the harshest conditions. Moreover, the unique blending process allowed crafted garments to wash without shrinking. Viyella was quickly transformed into shirts, jacket linings, and tailored clothing. Today this great Merino and cotton material is still produced in a handsome array of tattersalls, plaids, and solids. Experience the difference with Viyella shirts from The Lanam Shop today.