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Yep. Also, there was some company that made these big, oversized OCBD style shirts out of chambray - I think Gant was one but there was another that specialized in it, maybe Salty Dog.
And workwear chambray is, basically, light weight denim.
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Just got caught up on this thread, and frankly, nothing has changed my opinion on the SG chambray. Poly-content or not, I like how the stuff looks and performs, and would happily buy more. If people are interested in cheaper options, I bought some pink and blue rough chambrays at Beckenstein's last week for $20 / yard. Headed to Cottonwork for some casual shirts.
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The message underlying this entire chambray saga is that clothing nerds will be clothing nerds and chasing after obscure, odd items is simply part of the hobby. As foolish as the foo-quest might seem to some, it is clear that he is having a grand time of it, and as no animals have been harmed in the process and at least a little bit has been learned by a lot of people along the way, the world is a tiny bit better for his lunacy.
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to the extent that cotton was burned, though, plants were harmed
post #620 of 1166
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Just got caught up on this thread, and frankly, nothing has changed my opinion on the SG chambray. Poly-content or not, I like how the stuff looks and performs, and would happily buy more. If people are interested in cheaper options, I bought some pink and blue rough chambrays at Beckenstein's last week for $20 / yard. Headed to Cottonwork for some casual shirts.

How long have you worn the shirts? Polyester will eventually negatively impact the look of the shirts.
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if it has a very crisp dry hand
i have the same
it is wonderful stuff

yes, very crisp.

perfect for summer.
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How long have you worn the shirts? Polyester will eventually negatively impact the look of the shirts.

 

About 18 months, so figure anywhere from 16-20 washes.
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About 18 months, so figure anywhere from 16-20 washes.

Do you know which version you have? It may not be the one with polyester in it.
post #624 of 1166
Do those of you who like the look of a rough chambray wear it with suits? Personally I don't see the allure of pairing a denim look-alike with business dress.
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Do those of you who like the look of a rough chambray wear it with suits? Personally I don't see the allure of pairing a denim look-alike with business dress.

It is far more subtle than you might imagine. In actual use, you wouldn't think anything odd of it. Up close, it just looks like light blue shirting with a slightly fuzzy nap. From most distances, it looks like any other normal dress shirting.
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???
You need to spend more time hanging out with RJ
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It is far more subtle than you might imagine. In actual use, you wouldn't think anything odd of it. Up close, it just looks like light blue shirting with a slightly fuzzy nap. From most distances, it would look like any other normal dress shirting.

For me, fuzzy doesn't go with dress shirting. To me it's as incongruous as wearing 200's shirting with tweed. I have chambray shirts along the fineness spectrum but I generally reserve them for casual wear.
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For me, fuzzy doesn't go with dress shirting. To me it's as incongruous as wearing 200's shirting with tweed. I have chambray shirts along the fineness spectrum but I generally reserve them for casual wear.

Like I said, it is subtle and I've never found it objectionable when I've seen it in use. The "new" chambray should certainly pass muster--keeping in mind that there nothing intrinsic to chambray that makes it fuzzy. It's just a sort of end-on-end.
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Do you know which version you have? It may not be the one with polyester in it.

 

Not sure - it's certainly the rougher / fuzzier version than the one you bought. I got mine from ASW.
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For me, fuzzy doesn't go with dress shirting. To me it's as incongruous as wearing 200's shirting with tweed. I have chambray shirts along the fineness spectrum but I generally reserve them for casual wear.
I don't wear 200s shirting very much, but if I did, I would wear it with tweed if the colors and patterns were right. But as is, the few very fine shirtings I have are white and maybe one very pale blue.
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