In December of 2014, a new line of menswear arrived on the fashion scene that incorporated sleek, modern clothing items with the convenience of the newest in “easy-care” technology. Vardama New York launched their premier line of men’s suits, dress shirts, and ties with their own proprietary technology of Equa-Tek.
This technology was a new take on the process of making garments stain repellant by incorporating the liquid-repelling agent within the weave of the garments fibers, instead of the current technology that applied the repellant to the surface of the clothing, which made it eventually wash away. Vardama was able to use this technology to create items in the most popular fabrics of cotton, silk, and wool, which not only satisfied the quest for high fashion-wear, but also for items that were able to worn worry-free.
An example of one of the menswear items from Vardama are dress shirts. The Wall St. Slim Fit Azure Buttons Shirt is a very clean line, tailored dress shirt that has the contemporary look of a hidden front placket, a welt chest pocket, a minimalistic seamless collar, and dyed to match buttons.
The fabric is a luxurious 100% Egyptian Cotton with the infusion of the stain resistant Equa-Tek, which makes it stain and spill resistant, but also wrinkle-resistant and breathable. For $125, you are getting a garment that can be worn more often, is more easily cared for, and will last longer in your closet.
If you are looking for a shirt that is a little more fashion forward, then you might like the Sutton Slim Fit Gingham Check Shirt. Even though it still has the same hidden placket, seamless collar and cuffs, and fabrication of the “Wall St” version, the micro- gingham check design with the contrast of crisp white fabric on the cuffs and the interior of the shirt trim gives it a fresh, new look. This dress shirt is a little more expensive at $135, but you will have the versatility of dressing it up or down.