Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
Bonfanti's machines run narrow goods. 36"/90cm not all shirtmakers want to cut narrow fabrics.
he also has some fabrics that are the normal width, but these he has outsourced and made to his specs.
but the finer weaves are all made inhouse on those vintage machines
Originally Posted by A Y
200 is so 2005. Seriously, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw the 300/2s. What's your experience been like with 300s in general?
Live by the iGent, die by the iGent. What would be the quintessential cloth to order from Bonfanti --- something he does much better than everyone else, or is really unique to him?
i like his poplins better than riva because they have a bit more body.
the linen cotton etamine i have not seen from anyone else, and he only started to remake it this year after 12 years.
the very fine hopsack (?) is also great.
your 300 question was directed at shirtmaven
bonfanti made a 320 or 360 at a client's behest
he hated it