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Depends on the Alden last. I'm an 8.5 in the Barrie, 9 on the Plaza, for example.Converse regular All Stars, I'm an 8.5. Converse 70s All Star, I'm a 9.I took a 9 in the Spalwart Marathon Lows. Basically TTS/ your Brannock size.
I wonder how much of that is due to the poly blend and how much of it is about the puckered weave though. In other words, do those shirts wear noticeably cooler than pure cotton seersucker in a comparable weight?I actually don't have any issue with poly-blends in casualwear. I have a couple of sweaters and casual jackets that are made with poly blends. For some reason, the idea of a lot of polyester in the shell of a tailored jacket just doesn't sound that appealing, but...
I have a dark brown corduroy suit that I like a lot, although I think tan ages better.
I can see that, but most seersuckers are in lighter colors or earth tones, which age in a much more charming way. I'm not sure a navy cotton jacket would have that easy going, carefree look after a few years. It sounds like it would look splotchy and old.I have a pair of navy chinos that have been OK, but they also don't get as much wear as I assume I would put into a jacket.I don't actually know. The only poly-blend garment I have -- aside from workout clothes -- is that...
Wait, I'm not sure I understand. Why would the poly-blend not face the same wear issues?@jerrybrowne actually just kindly emailed me some photos of Caccioppoli's navy seersuckers. Those are a 99/ 1 cotton-poly blend.Yea, I don't get it. There's a long history of machine washable jackets, but I've never understood why that wouldn't mess up the canvassing, haircloth, padding, felt, etc inside. Wouldn't those things shrink at different rates?It's a nice idea in concept, but I...
Seersucker suits and jackets were originally meant to be washable.
I was originally thinking about running a cotton version through HFW, but Vox said he didn't think a dark cotton would age well. I think he's right. It would probably look good for the first year or two, but after a while, the fading and spotting probably won't have the same charm as lighter colored fabrics (e.g. regular seersucker).Simon Crompton has some nice photos of C&M's Michael Browne in a more high-contrast navy...
I've been actually trying to get in touch with them to see if they'll do a re-run of that navy wool seersucker.IIRC, they're just a merchant though -- fabrics are woven through different mills.
Probably shouldn't have compared it to RIT dye. What I mean is, whether it's different from the professional processes offered here. I have no idea about the history of black dyes in Kyoto. Maybe there's some crazy, amazing history behind it. If so, then maybe this is actually great?
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