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post #1 of 11
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Would 2 ply be too thick for summer use? I'm in houston where it's going to be 90+. I'm trying out MTM @ modern tailor and would like some recommendations of what to try.
I'm looking for casual shirts worn tuck with chinos,light trousers. Their linen choices are very limited. 1 ply cotton, seersuckers,oxford? I don't see any mdras on there so thats a bummer.
post #2 of 11
Zephyr 1 ply from Thomas Mason, Monti Rose Prince. Cotton/Linens. Voile.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by dunelly View Post
Would 2 ply be too thick for summer use? I'm in houston where it's going to be 90+. I'm trying out MTM @ modern tailor and would like some recommendations of what to try.
I'm looking for casual shirts worn tuck with chinos,light trousers. Their linen choices are very limited. 1 ply cotton, seersuckers,oxford? I don't see any mdras on there so thats a bummer.

Madras in solids or whatever
http://www.dann-online.com/summer_madras_.htm

or

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=13E3
post #4 of 11
2 ply broadcloth is fine for the summer
just say away from heavier twills and royal oxford type fabrics.

madras is a very inexpensvie fabric. might not be worth the cost of having it made up unless you are a tough fit or want really specific details
post #5 of 11
Manton and others discuss linen/cotton. How do the 1-plys from quality mills like Thomas Mason hold up?
post #6 of 11
I am not a fan of the Zephyr weight thomas mason fabrics. I will be in the minority.
it is fine for summer weight fabrics. the construction is not great for year round use.

albini is weaving 60/1 and 70/1 compact yarns that are good for year round use.
post #7 of 11
I'm enjoying the Barbados line from Acorn, the cream and sky blue work really well. B
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post
I am not a fan of the Zephyr weight thomas mason fabrics. I will be in the minority. it is fine for summer weight fabrics. the construction is not great for year round use.
I consider it a summer weight shirting as well, FWIW.
post #9 of 11
Any recommended online purveyors of madras fabric?
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by silvermagenta View Post
Any recommended online purveyors of madras fabric?

http://www.fabricmartfabrics.com/xca...=search&page=1

Beckenstein In NYC has, but not sure if they show anything online.
post #11 of 11
that site only has 1 madras on the site thanks though
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