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Please tell me if I´m summing this up correctly: SG produced at least two types of chambray. One was a 100 per cent version that was woven on old looms and can be easily identified because it is about 36 inches wide. The other version is probably an 80/20 blend that is woven on modern looms and may have been outsourced to other facilities in France or Belgium. This second version is of standard width. Is that right?
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Please tell me if I´m summing this up correctly: SG produced at least two types of chambray. One was a 100 per cent version that was woven on old looms and can be easily identified because it is about 36 inches wide. The other version is probably an 80/20 blend that is woven on modern looms and may have been outsourced to other facilities in France or Belgium. This second version is of standard width. Is that right?

Regarding the rougher, denim-like chambray, yes. There is also another, third variety. Modern-loomed, but much finer in weave and texture, and purportedly all cotton. That is the stuff I have and burned.
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Regarding the rougher, denim-like chambray, yes. There is also another, third variety. Modern-loomed, but much finer in weave and texture, and purportedly all cotton. That is the stuff I have and burned.

Excellent. And have you formed an opinion concerning the quality of this third version?
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Excellent. And have you formed an opinion concerning the quality of this third version?

Still working on that,
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Still working on that,

Cool. Keep us informed. I think that I have a few lengths of what you have that I purchased from ASW but will have to confirm when I get home.
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Still working on that,
you mean you need to buy more fluid for your lighter?
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you mean you need to buy more fluid for your lighter?

Did you even watch the OneVideo? He used the OneCandle.
post #713 of 1166
must admit, that is classier
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where is this thread going?

post #715 of 1166
Exactly where it was destined from the start - right up its own arse!
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Thoughts on this as a go to?
post #717 of 1166

Great for one shirt but not OneShirt.

 

Extreme cutaways are limited in use.

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self stripe shirts are limited in use.
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Thoughts on this as a go to?

Years ago, Foo had lamented the downturn in Borrelli's quality in a detailed blog post (with pictures and a bit of righteous indignation). I wouldn't guess he's up for trying them again, but you never know.
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 Especially in shirting, you pay more for finer, softer cloth that is also more delicate. 

 

Am I missing something here, why don't chambray afficionadoes try US or Japanese stuff from pacificbluedenim.com or LA Premium Denim Outlet.  Or medium blue Oxford from B Black & Sons http://www.bblackandsons.com/medium-blue-oxford-fabric-p-1241.html

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