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I too was skeptical before I tried it. So don't knock it till you try it.
That's the beauty of old fashioned heavy weight cloth. They still look good after sleeping in them on overnight flights.
1) I am finding that I prefer the crispness of linen to the softness of cotton. I prefer to wear the heaviest coats I can tolerate and linen shirts works well with that.2). Pierre Duboin, former head of bespoke shirts at Lanvin, wrote a great article on how to iron a shirt. I find the trick of putting a moist shirt in a plastic bag works wonders for ironing both cotton and linen...
I didn't believe it when Alden said that linen was superior to cotton even in the winter until I tried it myself.http://www.thelondonlounge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10830&start=30#p65879I'm wearing a linen shirt today under a wool cardigan. It's quite good. I'm starting to get most of my new shirts in linen these days. It is coarser than cotton in the beginning but softens with time.
Few makers preshrink shirts. Mary Fritolini is the only one I know who does it as standard practice. CEGO did it on 1 of my shirts.
That was you taking the pictures? I I wondered if it was someone from SF! I think my hand might be in your pics.
NYC is good for some but worse for others.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/magazine/who-says-new-york-is-not-affordable.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Il vecchio drappiere is great. I got suit lengths of silk and mohair, but didn't think to bargain. At the end they were pushing this green Solaro by Carlo Barbera. Unwearable for me.
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