As someone who has been involved in shirt tailoring for about 4 years, it is fair to say that I know a thing or two about fabrics and great tailoring. When asked by GANT to road test their new ‘Tech Prep’ shirt range, I had to be a part of it and as a Londoner who uses public transport on a everyday basis, I knew the perfect way to test out the new technology in their shirts. The London underground, a renowned place for hot, windy, sweaty and cold temperatures all in one journey, not to mention being in close proximity to other tube users, like I said…the perfect test!
But what is Tech Prep?
It’s a selection of men’s shirts exclusively by GANT. Through innovative fabric features, Tech Prep enhances the timeless GANT look with new technology, designed specifically to support an active lifestyle. With smart fabrics made for our times, Tech Prep is a revolution in classic elegance.
A typical day for a fashion blogger in London starts with breakfast meetings and plenty of coffee and today I’m wearing head-to-toe GANT. Commuting the London underground at 8.15am in the morning from Clapham South tube station on the Northern Line has its challenges but being one of the London sardines is going to become a whole lot more comfortable thanks to Tech Prep. Squashed up against the tube door and another passenger or 5 is the perfect start to this test as I passed through Clapham Common and Clapham North where more passengers squeezed on all the way towards Embankment. In a true London way, I of course have to walk full speed, verging on a jog to get to my meeting at 8:59 because every minute counts. Being inside drinking coffee after running around the tube for the last 45minutes is actually quite perspiring but being back on the tube for my next meeting at Oxford Circus and I’m completely dry, I even had to put my blazer on. It is fair to say that the GANT Tech Prep shirt passed my on-the-go test but how and what exactly makes the fabric that GANT uses in these shirts ‘Tech Prep’?
Tech Prep is high-performing microfiber polyester, which moves sweat away from the body to the fabric surface where it evaporates.
Tech Prep garments are woven in such a way to allow air and body heat through the fabric, maintaining the wearer’s core temperature.
Tech Prep shirts actively absorb humidity from the skin and transport it from the body to the outer surface
So if you always feel like you are living life in the fast lane, rushing around, meeting after meeting or suffer from perspiration on your morning commute, give GANT Tech Prep shirts a try, especially approaching the warmer months ahead.
The first GANT shirt ever with Tech Prep are available in store now, so head on down to their flagship store at 184-186 Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 5TW or shop online today.