That shirtmaker knows very well I'm not going to stop making shirts with him because I found Luxire. He already praised me on a shirt made in HK so I don't think he's that biased though I do get your point.
For the fabric test, I didn't find the exact same ones at all to be honest in all the swatches he had (and I didn't think there were that many 140/2 Monti fabrics). But what is absolutely sure is that all of them were way softer and lighter than the ones I have from Luxire.
It might be a bad fabric bunch, bad luck from my side, mistakes on the sorting of the fabric, I don't know. But I'm still wondering if these are indeed real Monti fabrics.