shirt·ing | \ˈshər-tiŋ \

Definition of shirting 

: fabric suitable for shirts

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Tweed was paired with stargate shirting; the shoulders big and space-striped, like a pseudo-mantle; skirt suits layered under cosmic vests. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Finally, the Fall 2018 Fashion Finale," 7 Mar. 2018 There are wrist-tie shirting, cardigans, track pants, and one-shoulder tops. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "J.Crew Launches Extended Sizing Up to 5X," 10 July 2018 Burberry’s slim-fitting, stretch-cotton-poplin shirt is professional and sharp-looking, and effortlessly modern (a.k.a. not stuffy at all), making it the ultimate shirting solution for workday disasters. Max Berlinger, GQ, "The Best Office Desk Drawer Is Stocked for Whatever Disaster Life Throws at You," 12 Jan. 2018 After red-shirting as a true freshman, Dixon caught 33 passes for 360 yards and one touchdown in his first season. William S. Paxton,, "Glastonbury's Keyion Dixon Ready To Make Impact In UConn Football Return Game," 13 Apr. 2018 Heil finished fourth in the nation as a freshman after red-shirting in the 2013-14 season. Mike Peticca,, "Oklahoma State's Dean Heil advances, but questions remain: NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships," 15 Mar. 2018 The designers reinterpret traditional men’s wear fabrics — tweed, velvet and cotton shirting — with surprising, often cropped, silhouettes. Siska Lyssens, New York Times, "Brand to Know: A Men’s Wear Line With a Nostalgic Bent," 6 Mar. 2018 Gorgeous shirting stripe with red piping and mother of pearl buttons. Nick Sullivan, Esquire, "Vintage Expert Sean Crowley Shares His Tips for Scoring the Perfect Find," 5 Jan. 2018 The capsule features three distinct styles: Freestyle Hi Trainers in bold navy and white stripe, Classic Trainers in textured white eyelet lace, and the same low-top Classic Trainer shape in pale blue and white shirting stripe. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Reebok and ASOS Collaborate on Limited-Edition Collection," 20 Sep. 2017

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1604, in the meaning defined above

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