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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by Lord Nonsie View Post
Hi! I think very highly of Turnbull and Asser. I wore t&a shirts exclusively for more than 15 years. The quality is outstanding and I still will wear most of the shirts that fit( a few have shrunk). I have worn both bespoke, MTM, and rtw and the quality is consistently high. I changed Shirtmakers about a year ago because of a couple of bad bespoke orders. I also went to bespoke because they changed. Th cut of the shirt to be slimmer fitting. While they fit fine, I really loved the old style. I think you will really like their shirts.

Thanks for the reply Sounds like I will be happy with a few of these shirts It will be interesting to try a real high-end product, compared to what I have now
post #32 of 43
I'm about to try them myself soon. This thread has given me the confidence to give them a try.
post #33 of 43
Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I didn't find an answer from the T&A posts on SF already. Might someone know which factory makes T&A's fabrics? I know they're from Italy, but there are makers and then there are Makers.
post #34 of 43
They have access to a broad range of fabrics

Most of their basic offerings are Acorn
post #35 of 43
I doubt most of the line is from Acorn. Acorn is a distributor not a mill.
most of the fancy patterns that T & A use are exclusive.

they do a lot of business with Albini/Thomas Mason.
they probably buy from a few of the other smaller Italian mills.
I have heard rumors that they have been buying fabric from the Czech republic and india.
post #36 of 43
T&A shirts fit me like they were made for me. I'm lucky that I can get away without going bespoke in the shirt department. I'm 5'10", 153, and athletic/military. T&A quality is great and my shirts have an average life of 7-8 years. Since off the rack fits me so well, I can just go to their pattern book and have new shirts made up for the price of a ready made shirt. I stop by the Charvet store every time I'm close to Place Vendome, but have not been especially satisfied with the ready made fit, or the collars. I honestly thought T&A quality would suck after they were acquired by you know who, but I'm happy to say that it is still as good as ever.
post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

I doubt most of the line is from Acorn. Acorn is a distributor not a mill.
most of the fancy patterns that T & A use are exclusive.
they do a lot of business with Albini/Thomas Mason.
they probably buy from a few of the other smaller Italian mills.
I have heard rumors that they have been buying fabric from the Czech republic and india.

Have been told directly by Robert Gillotte that T&A's "exclusive" fabrics are produced by Albini
post #38 of 43
C21 recently got a whole bunch of T&A shirts; are the buttons plastic or pearl?
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

C21 recently got a whole bunch of T&A shirts; are the buttons plastic or pearl?

Pinctada maxima MOP.
post #40 of 43

Ever heard of Marol or Fray.....??

post #41 of 43
I have a T &A that is about twenty years old.
Admittedly, it's not worn that often, but it still
looks great. I doubt that my recently-acquired
Finamore's will last nearly that long- hand
stitching looks delicate.
post #42 of 43

Me as shirtmaker trained in Naples can say this shirts are a joke, bad fabrics of 3 euros meter , cheapo buttons, sew by machine, etc.

 

Impossible to id on a blind test, unless for small features, a Banana Republic, Zara or any Bangladesh 20 euros shirt from a T & A , that indeed are Baglades shirts of 20e or less.

 

Avoid!

 

And the thing of a MTM  minimun order of 5 shirts at 250 euros each,   with no prior fitting the price of a top notch Neapolitan shirt with tons of handwork on very expensive fabrics of +35 euros meter, is simply dishonest.

post #43 of 43

The only one I got frayed around the neck very quickly. I wouldn't buy another.

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