Originally Posted by poorsod
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.