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Foo, that is a nice candle.
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This thread delivers! Thanks, foo.gif
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From Jesse
http://putthison.com/post/47311040077/tweed-in-the-city-goes-mythbusters-on-some-chambray
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Tweed in the City Goes Mythbusters on Some Chambray
This may be the nerdiest single post in the history of #menswear. Love it.
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I'm disappointed to see Matt missed a crucial opportunity for a sound and light show before the burn test.

http://on.aol.com/video/gobs-failed-magic-tricks-517340898

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so those that paid $150-200 a shirt length, how do you feel about this? Carl mentioned months ago that the fabric felt cheap but he was attacked.
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I enjoyed the film. The fire engine siren was a nice touch. I'm guessing the Phoenix rises in the sequel?
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so those that paid $150-200 a shirt length, how do you feel about this? Carl mentioned months ago that the fabric felt cheap but he was attacked.

As of now there are still no viable or easily obtainable alternatives with the same color and texture. I'm keen to see the swatches that Carl is making up. The chambray Carl had a season or two ago weren't the right color.
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so those that paid $150-200 a shirt length, how do you feel about this? Carl mentioned months ago that the fabric felt cheap but he was attacked.

You seek accountability on the internet? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

As of now there are still no viable or easily obtainable alternatives with the same color and texture. I'm keen to see the swatches that Carl is making up. The chambray Carl had a season or two ago weren't the right color.

Depends on exactly what you're looking for. If you want the "old" denim-like stuff, you're barking up the wrong tree by looking at nice shirting. You want more workwear-oriented stuff. Didn't Carl suggest some sources earlier?

If you want the finer chambray, that is still available. For what it's worth, the European distributor that sold me mine thinks it's funny people want to use SG's rougher chambray for dress shirts--supposedly, it's actually intended for work uniforms and such. The polyester content is really not much of a secret, just not something the typical iGent wants to know.
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Depends on exactly what you're looking for. If you want the "old" denim-like stuff, you're barking up the wrong tree by looking at nice shirting. You want more workwear-oriented stuff. Didn't Carl suggest some sources earlier?

If you want the finer chambray, that is still available. For what it's worth, the European distributor that sold me mine thinks it's funny people want to use SG's rougher chambray for dress shirts--supposedly, it's actually intended for work uniforms and such. The polyester content is really not much of a secret, just not something the typical iGent wants to know.
A year or two ago someone on SWD did a special order of workwear shirts in a vaiety of cloths (they were essentially MTM in that you provided about eight measurements and specified a number of details). I got one in red selvedge chambray. In the right shade of blue, it would easily make a great shirt for wearing with a suit.
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A year or two ago someone on SWD did a special order of workwear shirts in a vaiety of cloths (they were essentially MTM in that you provided about eight measurements and specified a number of details). I got one in red selvedge chambray. In the right shade of blue, it would easily make a great shirt for wearing with a suit.

Sounds like a better route.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Depends on exactly what you're looking for. If you want the "old" denim-like stuff, you're barking up the wrong tree by looking at nice shirting. You want more workwear-oriented stuff. Didn't Carl suggest some sources earlier?

If you want the finer chambray, that is still available. For what it's worth, the European distributor that sold me mine thinks it's funny people want to use SG's rougher chambray for dress shirts--supposedly, it's actually intended for work uniforms and such. The polyester content is really not much of a secret, just not something the typical iGent wants to know.

I am yet to see the same combination of shade of blue and texture. I have seen other chambray, but they are not the right shade of blue and white.
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I am yet to see the same combination of shade of blue and texture. I have seen other chambray, but they are not the right shade of blue and white.

But it's not like SG has only made one specific hue of blue chambray. From my understanding, they used to offer many different shades of blue at the same time. Moreover, there's really nothing special about the weave or yarns SG uses--so how hard can it be to find a blue that you like? Have you looked at more commercial manufacturers or are you just looking at the typical high-end shirtings? For reasons already explained, the latter are not the right source.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

For what it's worth, the European distributor that sold me mine thinks it's funny people want to use SG's rougher chambray for dress shirts--supposedly, it's actually intended for work uniforms and such. The polyester content is really not much of a secret, just not something the typical iGent wants to know.

What employer is paying that kind of price for poly-blend workshirts? confused.gif
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But it's not like SG has only made one specific hue of blue chambray. From my understanding, they used to offer many different shades of blue at the same time. Moreover, there's really nothing special about the weave or yarns SG uses--so how hard can it be to find a blue that you like? Have you looked at more commercial manufacturers or are you just looking at the typical high-end shirtings? For reasons already explained, the latter are not the right source.

The closest I have seen is
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Met with Giancarlo Bonfanti today and selected some fabrics from his 90cm range. Beautiful stuff.

For business shirting:

And a few chambrays (150 cm) and two linen/coton mixes for casual bd shirts:

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and some wool/cotton blends.

If you refer to making up a special order chambray in the correct shade of blue from the right source (perhaps from the SWD source), it is not the "easily available alternative" that I mentioned in my original post.
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