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Many discussions have been held on this (and Andy's) forum regarding Hilditch and Turnbull shirts. I am wondering why no-one has brought up Corneliani as a viable option? I recently examined a few shirts and found their construction to be comparable to the abovementioned English shirtings: thick MOP buttons (almost as thick as Borrelli), pattern matching at the shoulders and gauntlet, extremely nice fabrics (in my opinion, nicer than the English), trimmer fit (the sides are not straight but curved).
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Many discussions have been held on this (and Andy's) forum regarding Hilditch and Turnbull shirts.  I am wondering why no-one has brought up Corneliani as a viable option? I recently examined a few shirts and found their construction to be comparable to the abovementioned English shirtings: thick MOP buttons (almost as thick as Borrelli), pattern matching at the shoulders and gauntlet, extremely nice fabrics (in my opinion, nicer than the English), trimmer fit (the sides are not straight but curved).
They must be more expensive, during sales at least ?
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I forgot to add about Corneliani: single needle tailoring. Originally posted by ernest:
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They must be more expensive, during sales at least ?
Ok ernest has me there, right now (on sale) they cost between Euro 80 - 90, but will become even cheaper towards the end.
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I forgot to add about Corneliani: single needle tailoring. Originally posted by ernest:
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They must be more expensive, during sales at least ?
 Ok ernest has me there, right now (on sale) they cost between Euro 80 - 90, but will become even cheaper towards the end.
Cheaper at end of sales? May be but for which shirts? Green/brown/check, oxford, italian collar/bouton cuff or white/blue, plain/stripes, popeline, classik collar/double cuff ? Have you got the split yoke, NOT fused collar and cuffs? These 2 things are very important for me.
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Originally posted by ernest:
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Cheaper at end of sales? May be but for which shirts? Green/brown/check, oxford, italian collar/bouton cuff or white/blue, plain/stripes, popeline, classik collar/double cuff ? Have you got the split yoke, NOT fused collar and cuffs? These 2 things are very important for me.
What I meant was the the prices drop even more towards the end of the sales season, to about Euro 70 - 60, and this includes all the variations of fabric/collar/cuffs. I have yet to see Corneliani shirts priced differently (I'm talking about the black label). As for the split yoke - no, I do not think that they do it. Unfused collar and cuffs: one layer is fused and the other side is not.
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I forgot to add about Corneliani: single needle tailoring. Originally posted by ernest:
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They must be more expensive, during sales at least ?
 Ok ernest has me there, right now (on sale) they cost between Euro 80 - 90, but will become even cheaper towards the end.
Cheaper at the end? May be but for what shirt? white/blue popeline classik collar/double cuff shirt? I think rather for a green/brown/check oxford bouton cuff, italian collar... Choice should not be very huge even now, so at the end of sales.... have you got : the split YOKE, not fused collar/cuffs?
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Cheaper at the end? May be but for what shirt? white/blue popeline classik collar/double cuff shirt?
Whatever is left over...., but you are right that there will not be much. Yes, classic collar poplin shirts in solids and patterns are also on sale, yes, some of the classic poplins have the double cuff (they now include some simple mop chain cufflinks).
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Choice should not be very huge even now, so at the end of sales....
Actually, I have seen quite a few still around. The poor economy has hurt many.
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have you got : the split YOKE, not fused collar/cuffs?
No, the ones that I saw did NOT have the split yoke. The collar and cuffs were fused on one side.
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Originally posted by ernest:
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Cheaper at end of sales? May be but for which shirts? Green/brown/check, oxford, italian collar/bouton cuff or white/blue, plain/stripes, popeline, classik collar/double cuff ? Have you got the split yoke, NOT fused collar and cuffs? These 2 things are very important for me.
What I meant was the the prices drop even more towards the end of the sales season, to about Euro 70 - 60, and this includes all the variations of fabric/collar/cuffs.  I have yet to see Corneliani shirts priced differently (I'm talking about the black label). As for the split yoke - no, I do not think that they do it. Unfused collar and cuffs: one layer is fused and the other side is not.
So this is what we call "fused" as no shirts are fused on the both side
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As for the split yoke - no, I do not think that they do it. Unfused collar and cuffs: one layer is fused and the other side is not.
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No, the ones that I saw did NOT have the split yoke. The collar and cuffs were fused on one side.
Repetition is the fundament of understanding...   MtB
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Originally posted by ernest: [/quote]So this is what we call "fused" as no shirts are fused on the both side[quote] Suprisingly, I have seen some shirts with the fusing on both sides - very very nasty.
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(T4phage @ 01 July 2004, 06:59) As for the split yoke - no, I do not think that they do it. Unfused collar and cuffs: one layer is fused and the other side is not.
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No, the ones that I saw did NOT have the split yoke. The collar and cuffs were fused on one side.
Repetition is the fundament of understanding...   MtB
Ja ja, hij is raar. Nice hat, is this your boater? Did you visit Oger recently? Very few Borrellis' left. Some Maffeis and even fewer Etros.
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Ja ja, hij is raar.   Nice hat, is this your boater? Did you visit Oger recently?  Very few Borrellis' left.  Some Maffeis and even fewer Etros.
I did, when my 1st Maffeis m-t-m was returned to me with larger cuffs (great improvement) and ordering my 2nd. This one should arrive any day now and I'm quite anxious to find out if the modifications are for the better. So I'll visit again shortly. Those things I said about being over budget may yet come back and haunt me . While I was at Oger's I also bought some casual Façonnable shirts and a cashmere slipover, which were all on sale. To my great chagrin the sleeves of Borrelli r-t-w are too short for me, otherwise I would have switched ages ago. Eduard Pelger also regularly has Borrelli's on sale (even swimming trunks (sic)). O, and yes, this is my boater. I've had it since my last years at university where I frequently wore it. I really should wear it more often. MtB.
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Originally posted by Looking to Improve:
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...While I was at Oger's I also bought some casual Façonnable shirts and a cashmere slipover, which were all on sale. To my great chagrin the sleeves of Borrelli r-t-w are too short for me, otherwise I would have switched ages ago. Eduard Pelger also regularly has Borrelli's on sale (even swimming trunks (sic)).
A pity that RTW Borrellis don't fit.  Have you considered their MTM programme?   Yes, I've seen the ones on offer at Pelgers, nothing interested me though.  As for the swimming trunks, I saw it in their window display, who would have thought Borrelli swim trunks. And at about Euro 50, not badly priced (although I wouldn't wear it   )
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A pity that RTW Borrellis don't fit.  Have you considered their MTM programme?   Yes, I've seen the ones on offer at Pelgers, nothing interested me though.  As for the swimming trunks, I saw it in their window display, who would have thought Borrelli swim trunks. And at about Euro 50, not badly priced (although I wouldn't wear it   )
I've considered Borrelli's m-t-m programme, yes. Truth be told, I'm still considering it. (Even for one, just one, (hopefully) glorious m-t-m suit. I'll decide in october.) For now, Maffeis' shirts will do nicely. And I would certainly not have dreamed of Borrelli swim trunks. But, since I have a pair of Vilebrequin trunks that are just as 'colourful', I don't need to wear Borrelli's. MtB
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I've considered Borrelli's m-t-m programme, yes. Truth be told, I'm still considering it. (Even for one, just one, (hopefully) glorious m-t-m suit. I'll decide in october.) For now, Maffeis' shirts will do nicely. And I would certainly not have dreamed of Borrelli swim trunks. But, since I have a pair of Vilebrequin trunks that are just as 'colourful', I don't need to wear Borrelli's. MtB
You should try it.  The fabrics and workmanship is excellent. For me, Etro's fit the bill   . Miserable sale on Edward Greens at Pelger though, discounted to about Euro 550. How is the sale at Shoes and Shirts?
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