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    Collections of David & John Anderson

    The Spring-Summer Collection by David & John Anderson, the brand acquired by Albini Group in 1992 which specialises in the finest yarn counts, presents a collection of fabrics in the most precious materials.

    The finest and exclusively European linen cultivated in Normandy by Terre de Lin, is seen in 100% linen and also blended with cotton, developed in the spring and summer palette to create a fresh elegant shirt.

    The pride of this collection is the new proposal of Sea Island Cotton: the élite Caribbean cotton, of which Albini Group has the exclusivity of production on the island of Barbados (a limited cultivation of only 70 bales per year) with which the brand interprets “the ABC of shirts”, which is a synthesis of “must have” proposals, that every gentleman should have in his wardrobe. Thanks to the attention dedicated by the Albini Group to cotton cultivation in Barbados, the proposal is now elevated to the extra-fine yarn 170/2, reached for the very first time in the exclusive Sea Island cotton.

    The relative authority, WISICA (West Indian Sea Island Cotton Association), inspects each kilo of cotton produced locally and issues the Certificate of authenticity. The yarn's perfect structure guarantees that the shirts made with David & John Anderson's Sea Island fabrics have a soft texture, just like cashmere, and minimum hairiness, that they are light, cool but at the same time resistant to washing. David & John Anderson have chosen only extra fine yarns from Normandy (where the very best linen in the world is cultivated) for its collection of quality linen and linen blend fabrics (Linen 100, Linen 130). Light, natural, pleasing to the touch and refined in their designs.

    All David & John Anderson fabrics are in stock, available immediately.


    David & John Anderson Product Families


    Ballycastle

    Cool and light. Two adjectives that unmistakably describe Ballycastle: a two-for-one twisted Twill fabric with a 170/2 count. The light weave in Twill and the pale and classical colours impart an air of delicacy and lightness with a touch of elegance.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Twill
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  140/2
    • Weft count:  170/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  77/82
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    Cullinan

    The fabric is made from two-for-one twisted yarn with a count of NE 300/2, the finest ever produced in the world, with a strength below 100 grams. The best extra-long staple Egyptian Giza45 cotton is used as the raw material, from plantations cultivated in a small area east of the Nile Delta - Kafir S’Ad - representing just 0.4% of Egypt's total cotton production. To obtain the 300/2 count, we select the finest Giza45 bales and pick those with the best qualities. We look for the utmost fineness, length and strength and just 2% of the Giza45 bales we examine meet these specifications. The yarn is so delicate that our most modern looms have had to be adjusted to work at very low speeds, combining craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. Only highly skilled staff, with long-term experience, are able to oversee weaving. Just one operator works on each loom - in a process which is very much a craft. To make the fabric even more compact, each cm has 107 threads and 54 strokes, with more than 300 plies per square cm. The final finishing stage is also based on the finest methods of traditional Italian textile production.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Popeline
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  300/2
    • Weft count:  300/2
    • Height:  148/150
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    Dobby DJA

    Dobby Dja belongs to the high count category where excellence couples with the fabric as a whole. It is a two-for-one twisted 200/2 fabric in plain colours with variegated microstructures. This gives us a top quality shirt enhanced by a particular structure.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Dobby
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  200/2
    • Weft count:  200/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  90/95
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    Emerald

    Emerald is a two-for-one twisted 170/2 poplin, synonymous with a classical fabric. It is enhanced by delicate designs for a classic but precious shirt, embellished by a touch of colour, added wisely with delicacy.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Popeline
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  170/2
    • Weft count:  170/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  91/100
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    Lino 130 Tf

    DJA does not just use top quality cottons but also the very best linen, the linen from Normandy. Linen 130 TF is the 100% linen fabric, the most precious in the world, with the longest and finest fibre. DJA offers a collection of plain colours and stripes in classical colours.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Zephir
    • Composition:  100% LI
    • Warp count:  100/1
    • Weft count:  130/1 linen
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  104/112
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    Millennium Star

    For Millennium Star, only the very best Egyptian Giza 45 is used as the raw material. Millennium Star is made by three yarns of 330/1, that are twisted together to obtain the 330/3 count, thanks to the triple-fold yarn. The resultant fabric has excellent characteristics, compactness, lasting strength, natural luminosity-typical of a twisted yarn, united with the natural silkiness.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Popeline
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  330/3
    • Weft count:  330/3
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  84/89
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    Millennium Star II

    For Millennium Star, only the very best Egyptian Giza 45 is used as the raw material. Millennium Star is made by three yarns of 330/1, that are twisted together to obtain the 330/3 count, thanks to the triple-fold yarn. The resultant fabric has excellent characteristics, compactness, lasting strength, natural luminosity-typical of a twisted yarn, united with the natural silkiness.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Twill
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  330/3
    • Weft count:  330/3
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  84/88
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    Millennium Star III

    For Millennium Star, only the very best Egyptian Giza 45 is used as the raw material. Millennium Star is made by three yarns of 330/1, that are twisted together to obtain the 330/3 count, thanks to the triple-fold yarn. The resultant fabric has excellent characteristics, compactness, lasting strength, natural luminosity-typical of a twisted yarn, united with the natural silkiness.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Royal Oxford
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  330/3
    • Weft count:  330/3
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  88/92
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    Piquet 170

    Piquet 170 is the ideal solution for those who aspire to wear shirts of extreme quality. It is patterned poplin, two-for-one twisted 170/2, characterised by tiny structures.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Opera pop.
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  170/2
    • Weft count:  170/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  108/114
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    Popeline 240

    It represents the state of the art in shirt making fabrics. The best cotton in the world is used (the Egyptian Giza45) and is spun in Italy on cutting edge compact spinning frames. In view of the fineness and compactness of this yarn, a specific spooling and dyeing process has been developed to obtain an even colour. It is then woven on the most modern looms at reduced speeds, to guarantee the absolute precision and attention to detail in a highly complex moment, with the subsequent finishing treatment purposely designed to produce a silky feel and extraordinary brightness.
    The highly accurate inspection of the fabric guarantees an impeccable quality.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Popeline
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  240/2
    • Weft count:  240/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  84/88
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    Popeline DJA

    Popeline DJA is an extensive collection in the highest counts, a two-for-one twisted 200/2 poplin fabric, a shrewd choice and a quality choice for true connoisseurs. A collection that ranges from plain colours to stripes and micro checks, Prince of Wales checks, white backgrounds and colour backgrounds. Classic colours but without losing sight of that touch of eccentricity.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Popeline
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  200/2
    • Weft count:  200/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  88/92

    Sea Island 120

    David & John Anderson's 120/2 poplin is made using quality Sea Island cotton, cultivated in the West Indies in perfect climatic conditions. It is picked by hand and skilfully worked to prevent any damage to the fibres, which can reach a length of 52 mm and are distinguished by their purity and their extreme resistance to tearing. A strict quality control system and a partnership network built up over the years fully guarantee the absolute purity. The collection includes plain colours, twill and microstructures with the colouring of various structures (twill, diagonal, herring-bone). York also offers a collection of stripes on a white or coloured background, both classical and more highly marked. The shirts made with Sea Island cotton have a feel as soft as cashmere and with a minimum hairy effect; they're lightweight and cool, yet resistant to washing.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Popeline
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  120/2
    • Weft count:  120/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  118/122
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    Twill DJA

    Twill DJA is a two-for-one twisted 200/2 fabric among the most precious and the most in demand on the market. It offers a wide collection of plain colours, tiny structures, classic stripes and checks with a particularly silky feel.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Twill
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  200/2
    • Weft count:  200/2
    • Yarns cm:  83
    • Strokes cm:  50
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  87/94
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    Zephir 170

    Zephir two-for-one twisted 170/2 fabric, whose lightweight has inspired a collection of plain and false plain colours, stripes and checks in pastel colours. For its range of linen and linen blend fabrics, DJA has chosen only the very finest flax yarns to guarantee lightness, a pleasant feel and elegant designs. The organic properties of the linen blend ensure an elegant weave, they are pleasing on the skin, breathable and thermo-regulating.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Zephir
    • Composition:  100% CO
    • Warp count:  170/2
    • Weft count:  170/2
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  70/75

    Zephir 170 Lino

    Simply the best Zephir in the world. It has a 170/2 warp, a 130 weft in linen and its characteristic fil à fil. The stripes are coloured both on a white background and coloured.

    Technical data

    • Structure:  Zephyr
    • Composition:  55% LI - 45% CO
    • Warp count:  170/2
    • Weft count:  130/1
    • Height:  148/150
    • Weight g.m2:  84/92
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