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post #31 of 78
Met with Giancarlo Bonfanti today and selected some fabrics from his 90cm range. Beautiful stuff.

For business shirting:

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And a few chambrays (150 cm) and two linen/coton mixes for casual bd shirts:

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Thanks for arranging the meet up T4!
Edited by C&A - 7/16/11 at 11:42am
post #32 of 78
Interesting stuff--far wilder than the designs Riva puts out.
post #33 of 78
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Interesting stuff--far wilder than the designs Riva puts out.

??

Riva has some pretty loud multi stripes, both in the books used for kiton's mtm and in their regular books (and in both 100% cotton and linen/cotton). Way more bold and colorful than these Bonfanti, and probably bolder than anything put out by Thomas Mason, G&R, DJA, etc
post #34 of 78
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post

Met with Giancarlo Bonfanti today and selected some fabrics from his 90cm range. Beautiful stuff.

For business shirting:

DSC_0322.jpg

DSC_0320.jpg

DSC_0319.jpg

DSC_0317.jpg

DSC_0316.jpg


And a few chambrays (150 cm) and two linen/coton mixes for casual bd shirts:

DSC_0323.jpg

DSC_0324.jpg

DSC_0325.jpg

DSC_0328.jpg

DSC_0329.jpg


Thanks for arranging the meet up T4!

Did you meet him over dinner or before?
post #35 of 78
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post

Met with Giancarlo Bonfanti today and selected some fabrics from his 90cm range. Beautiful stuff.


Thanks for arranging the meet up T4!

no problems
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Originally Posted by sellahi22 View Post


??

Riva has some pretty loud multi stripes, both in the books used for kiton's mtm and in their regular books (and in both 100% cotton and linen/cotton). Way more bold and colorful than these Bonfanti, and probably bolder than anything put out by Thomas Mason, G&R, DJA, etc
hmmm...
maybe but doubtful
it depends on what they feel will sell
that season
or what the client ordered
like bonfanti's
paul smith stuff
post #36 of 78
How does Bonfanti compare to G&R? For those who have actually felt and used both mills.
post #37 of 78
The Bonfanti 90 cm range is about as smooth and soft to the hand as any cotton I've used including G&R, Sic Tess, and DJA. It's not for the wrinkle free minded, however, and I wouldn't consider it a everyday type of fabric unless you have a stable of shirts to choose from - its very delicate, in a good way.

The most durable but luxious fabric range to me is DJA.

BTW I love the brown and blue stripe above, amazing contrast.
post #38 of 78
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Damn, that's sweet.

I've just had that one made up:

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Also from the 90cm range. Great stuff.
post #39 of 78
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

The Bonfanti 90 cm range is about as smooth and soft to the hand as any cotton I've used including G&R, Sic Tess, and DJA. It's not for the wrinkle free minded, however, and I wouldn't consider it a everyday type of fabric unless you have a stable of shirts to choose from - its very delicate, in a good way.

The most durable but luxious fabric range to me is DJA.

BTW I love the brown and blue stripe above, amazing contrast.

Thanks Whnay. I have never used DJA, but hope to some day. I have had experience with SIC Tess, G&R, Alumo, Thomas Mason, Testa, Monti Rose Prince. Bonfanti seems extremely difficult to acquire as is DJA, for CMT that is.
post #40 of 78
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Thanks Whnay. I have never used DJA, but hope to some day. I have had experience with SIC Tess, G&R, Alumo, Thomas Mason, Testa, Monti Rose Prince. Bonfanti seems extremely difficult to acquire as is DJA, for CMT that is.

We are working on that, from september on it should be very easy to order worldwide.
post #41 of 78
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We are working on that, from september on it should be very easy to order worldwide.

Bonfanti, DJA or both?
post #42 of 78

I have shirts from Bonfanti, Riva and G+R. They honestly feel quite comparable - I'm sure one of the experts can comment on how Bonfanti / Riva are superior, but in my experience, the difference is negligible.

 

Its like comparing Harrisons or Smith for suitings with Lesser. Lesser is widely regarded as the best, but I honestly can't tell the difference in quality between top-tier brands like those.

post #43 of 78
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I've just had that one made up:

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Also from the 90cm range. Great stuff.

ddduuuuuddeeeee....
we gotta meet up again
post #44 of 78
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I have shirts from Bonfanti, Riva and G+R. They honestly feel quite comparable - I'm sure one of the experts can comment on how Bonfanti / Riva are superior, but in my experience, the difference is negligible.

 

Its like comparing Harrisons or Smith for suitings with Lesser. Lesser is widely regarded as the best, but I honestly can't tell the difference in quality between top-tier brands like those.


ET thanks for that. I choose shirtings based on the design now, if I like it I buy it, within reason. I stay away from 200/2, but thats just personal preference. G&R 170/2 Luna, OMG exquisite.
post #45 of 78
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

The most durable but luxious fabric range to me is DJA.

when you get to the 200s
it gets a bit moar fragile
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