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So . . . who makes good chambray?
post #1157 of 1166
^ Still after chambray after all it's put you through?
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^ Still after chambray after all it's put you through?


The course of true love never did run smooth...

 

But I get the appeal -- a rougher end-on-end? Sign me up. I'm a little more plebian, so I'm happy with pinpoint oxford.

post #1159 of 1166
I recall seeing a wool blend that looks like a twin of the S-G chambray - but feels and performs differently of course. I don't remember if I saw it at Hermes or at Charvet or both.
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So . . . who makes good chambray?

Albini has a nice version but it comes in a darker colour then the SG one. However, the last time I was at Piccolo shirting merchant in Naples (where I bought my Albini length a couple of years ago) he was having a finisher dying/washing the Albini Chambray in different shades, and one closely re-assebled the SG colour. Albini is obviously 100% cotton and the fuzzyiness is minimal
post #1161 of 1166
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Bonfanti?
post #1162 of 1166
Did Carl at CEGO have some nice stuff that's not from SG? I remember him posting something about it at the Unfunded Liabilities thread.
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CEGOs didn't have right fuzzy look IIRC. Also color was darker.
post #1164 of 1166
Yes, but I don't think Foo likes the fuzz. What some see as fuzz, others see as pilling ...

From memory, Carl's chambray was a "dressy" chambray, which is what makes it (and S&G) unique among other shirtings.
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The SG chambray I have from Will is a little fuzzy. Carl has shown me the chambray that he has and it is more neatly finished. I never saw Foos version in real life but from the pictures it looked different from mine as well. I thought Foo wanted the chambray for the surface texture that I haven't seen in other chambray variants. Only thing that comes close is a wool cotton blend.
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How do you like them apples? 100% cotton...or so they told me.

 

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