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Widespread chambray:
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english:

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The blue and navy look nice. Is that Acorn?

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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

Widespread chambray:

This is awesome.

The polka dot monstrosity must be a garment worn by his wife, Bessie (yes, that was her name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallis_Simpson ).

That pussy must have been magnificent if it was worth losing the kingship over. Magnificent!
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The blue and navy look nice. Is that Acorn?

+1

I like each of the blues. Does look like the Acorn book layout but I can't find those on the site.
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That English chambray cloth is from Brisbane Moss / Chapman

http://www.chapmangroup.co.uk/colours.asp?id=Chambray&cloth=COT00#
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

That English chambray cloth is from Brisbane Moss / Chapman

http://www.chapmangroup.co.uk/colours.asp?id=Chambray&cloth=COT00#

Thanks.

No idea how the Chapman shirtings are but they seem pretty chill about sending swatches so I ordered the thee blues.
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By the way the uk shirting I have found is neither 90cm or 140/150cm wide as per most shirting, instead it is and odd width, and is neither Acorn not Chapman.
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By the way the uk shirting I have found is neither 90cm or 140/150cm wide as per most shirting, instead it is and odd width, and is neither Acorn not Chapman.

Is it 120cm or 135cm?  Tie silk and Liberty prints are woven in those widths, I've no idea why, as there is an awful lot of loss.  

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Maybe I'm biased since EoE is 75% of what I wear but I think it's versatile enough to take a BD.

I agree. EOE ie a wonderful shirt material as a BD or cutaway collar. It gives an interesting visual texture , it captures certain shades of blue and pink better than any OC or poplin.
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Got the swatches from Chapman. I tried to take some photos which would show the cloth a bit better. I believe I failed.

Here is the texture
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Each of the blue swatches (because, seriously, orange chambray...) The colors are pretty accurate.

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Here's the large swatch held up to the light to show the porosity.

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I crumpled it in my hand and the wrinkle resistance is how you say? No so good.
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^ Received the same today, and ordered some cut lengths of the Med. Blue and Navy. Will let you guys know how they make up.

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I was told there was a fairly high minimum order so I'm glad to hear you could order a smaller amount. Not sure I need or want 25 of the same shirt.
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What the pricing list said is that for less than 25m, there's a 25% surcharge. Since the stuff is cheap as chips, I don't see that as much of a deterrent.

Let me know how it makes up, ET. I'm holding off for now myself since the weave looks a little loose.
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That really doesn't look to be anything like the same kind of quality that Foo was talking about, 100% cotton or not. Still, I'm nterested to see what any finished shirts look like.

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