Fabric and detail
The Riviera cotton was originally created when Peter Hill, grandson of Sunspel founder Thomas A Hill and a renowned traveler, desired something cooler for the heat of the Italian and French Riviera. The end result was a unique mesh fabric, suitable for trips to warmer climates. Over the years we have sought to refine the fabric into styles that are wearable, luxuriously finished and contemporary.
The fabric has a special construction on a Raschel lace machine with loops knitted at an angle giving it a unique diagonal mesh with diamond shaped holes, therefore allowing air to circulate.
The Riviera retains the same shape and fit as our short sleeved style, featuring a longer, narrower body. As usual we opt for clean detailing, with a neatly finished patch pocket and discreet cuff.