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post #691 of 1166
MO was not a western wear specialist, as I recall. The stores were decorated in a faux old west style but they mostly sold clothes that were cheap but (supposedly) hip.
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I liked this thread, but as of the last few pages it has become my favorite.

 

Was the exact cotton/poly content of the now-infamous SG stuff ever figured out? Is it like an 80/20 blend, or something as extreme as 55/45?

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I liked this thread, but as of the last few pages it has become my favorite.

Was the exact cotton/poly content of the now-infamous SG stuff ever figured out? Is it like an 80/20 blend, or something as extreme as 55/45?

80/20, I'm told.
post #694 of 1166
My favorite part of the video was when foo.gif used a strip of a t-shirt as the "control."

Crappy old t-shirt received for free when a freshman foo.gif signed up for a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card whilst strolling through the Brown U. quad = definitely real cotton.

Simonnot Godard (established 1787) chambray, the price of which has been bid-up ridiculously by #internets #menswear #fanboys = melty polyester.
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My favorite part of the video was when foo.gif used a strip of a t-shirt as the "control."

Crappy old t-shirt received for free when a freshman foo.gif signed up for a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card whilst strolling through the Brown U. quad = definitely real cotton.

Simonnot Godard (established 1787) chambray, the price of which has been bid-up ridiculously by #internets #menswear #fanboys = melty polyester.

How on earth would I have signed up for my Southwest rewards card while strolling through the quad in 2000?

And for your information, the control scrap is from an American Apparel t-shirt. I only burn the good stuff.
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And for your information, the control scrap is from an American Apparel t-shirt.

Now we really have reason to doubt whether polyester wasn't in that t-shirt.
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Now we really have reason to doubt whether polyester wasn't in that t-shirt.

http://www.americanapparel.net/wholesaleresources/productfamily/5050us.html

Oh shit!
post #698 of 1166
Those poly-cotton blends are more durable than 100% cotton tees, I don't see any reason why the same wouldn't be true for dress shirts.
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Those poly-cotton blends are more durable than 100% cotton tees, I don't see any reason why the same wouldn't be true for dress shirts.

man, if only Riva made a poly-cotton blend. Then Foo could have waited at least another year to post this thread.
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man, if only Riva made a poly-cotton blend. Then Foo could have waited at least another year to post this thread.

I'm sure there are aesthetic, traditional, psychological and practical reasons why someone would want to avoid polyester, just saying durability is not amongst them. Riva is a luxurious and delicate fabric anyway, if foo wanted durability he would have gone for something else.
post #701 of 1166
Interesting thread.
Regarding poly, anyone who iron his own shirts should be able to detect polyester right away: the smell of cotton/poly blend is very distinctive when ironing.
!luc
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And so it was, God was so disappointed in StyleForums' attempts at OneShirt that he made them unable to understand each other. frown.gif


Is possible write, Originally Poasted by God? confused.gif

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So I was looking through shirtings yesterday and, wanting to seem au courant, asked about *chambray.* I was warned that it shows sweat stains more than other fabrics. FYI.

(I was not sweating at the time, so I assume this is a general problem.)
post #705 of 1166
Like the phoenix, this thread is rising from the ashes.
Not everything is Kosher in Chambray land.

more to follow from the usual source!
'nuff" said.
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