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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
The only problem is I don't need any new shirts!
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Since when has that ever been a reason not to buy?
post #17 of 25
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Kiton made shirts for Oxxford. Past tense.

What years?
post #18 of 25
In my experience Kiton uses better fabrics in general than Borrelli. As to fit, Kiton shirts tend to have long arms.
post #19 of 25
Kiton also makes a much softer shirt overall than Borrelli. I am not sure that one is actually better dollar for dollar, but I think that Kiton makes a better shirt.
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hello!!

Thank you very much to you all for taking the time to give me your input with regards to information on both the Borrelli and Kiton dress shirts. I learned a lot, and will continue to explore some of the fabrics mentioned for Kiton and will go from there. I am truely amazed with the level of knowledge amongst the forum members.

Have a great weekend.

Cravate Royale
post #21 of 25
The only Borelli I bought (from Lance of virtualclotheshorse) was of nice material, but very full cut, so much that I had to give it away to a relative.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by LARon
Since when has that ever been a reason not to buy?

When I inquired as to your question with Mrs. FC, she reminded me that in three disparate closets there are approximately three hundred RTW and MTM shirts from Sulka, Borrelli, Oxxford, and Kiton. The shirt closets slowly filled over the last twenty-five years. I elected not to dispute her claim!

Nevertheless, I shall discover some rationale. Likely it will involve some quid pro quo! Hope dies last.

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post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
What years?

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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
Ironically, the Oxxford ready RTW made by Kiton are the best fitting RTW shirts in my wardrobe

Since Kiton no longer makes for Oxxford, my ultimate solution will my first bespoke shirts. The only problem is I don't need any new shirts!
My bold italics above.

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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
Kiton makes for Oxxford? Are you sure? That's news to me. I thought they used an American manufacturer...


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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
Kiton made shirts for Oxxford. Past tense.

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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
What years?


I purchased my Oxxford/Kiton shirts in 1999 or 2000.

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post #24 of 25
After posting recently that I didn't like Borrelli's fabrics, I may have to eat my own words. I was looking through the SIC Tess shirtings book yesterday, and I swear that I saw a fabric or two in there that are used by a couple of my Borrelli shirts. Those fabrics are in the SIC Tess 170/2 line. Those shirts were MTM, so perhaps I accidentally picked Royal Collection fabrics?

--Andre
post #25 of 25
I think those were Royal Collection fabrics. I saw these recently in the SF Borrelli store and was impressed.

Still I have a preference for Kiton overall due to the soft construction. I could live well with either.
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