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On the Cottonwork website, it says they have fabric that is 180 thread count, Sea Island Quality for $79. Has anybody tested these shirts out? It seems like a crazy deal if its true.
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Originally Posted by cgurr View Post
On the Cottonwork website, it says they have fabric that is 180 thread count, Sea Island Quality for $79. Has anybody tested these shirts out? It seems like a crazy deal if its true.

even chinese 180/2 is at least $40 worth of fabric. what do you think?
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Originally Posted by cgurr View Post
On the Cottonwork website, it says they have fabric that is 180 thread count, Sea Island Quality for $79. Has anybody tested these shirts out? It seems like a crazy deal if its true.

I am wearing one their Sea Island quality shirts today in fact. Note these are not Sea Island fabrics, but rather, they claim, represent Sea Island quality in terms of the thread count. In any case, I have been happy with the quality of their products to date - the ease of ordering off their excellent website, their responsiveness to queries and efficient turn around. It's a shame there are no longer a SF affliate.
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
Sea Island quality in terms of the thread count.
The quality of Sea Island cotton has nothing to do with thread count, and everything to do with the actual cotton itself (length of fibers, etc.). This is why terms of comparison like "Sea Island quality" are pretty meaningless. EDIT: Interesting, if tangential, background piece below. I can't claim original credit for this, as someone (I believe David Hober?) posted it on SF a long time ago. http://supimacotton.blogspot.com/200...hy-it-was.html
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
The quality of Sea Island cotton has nothing to do with thread count, and everything to do with the actual cotton itself (length of fibers, etc.). This is why terms of comparison like "Sea Island quality" are pretty meaningless.

Noted - I am happy to stand corrected.
post #6 of 8
I had a shirt made by them, it was the executive fabric. The shirt is a perfect fit, but the fabric feels cheap.
post #7 of 8
That's because it is cheap! $69 for a shirt or whatever the executive fabric costs is a steal really and one shouldn't expect anymore than the cost of the shirt in terms of fabric quality.

But it's important to note that they are also doing Thomas Mason fabrics now as well at very good prices. I do have one and it's great, but have also ordered about 15 of the various other quality levels and still been happy.
post #8 of 8
I was unhappy with the $69 shirt I ordered. I also had some issues with measurements that have stopped me from trying again, although I would like to, in the future.
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