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^^ Thanks.
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Dege made up the voile. The voile has a dressier finish.

Does voile work well in the summer?

Classic voile is super see-through and sheer. So yes, it could be perfect for summer if you want everyone to see down to your skin. In a voile dinner shirt, the front has an extra layer or layers of fabric, as do the cuffs...and you typically don't take your jacket off. The same principle is used for dress shirts: doubling up the front. But, all bets are off without a jacket.

The SG "voile" is nearly opaque. So, it's not like the usual voile, but it still is ever so slightly sheer.

I find most shirt fabrics serviceable year round...what I vary are suits, jackets and pants. I realize, however, need all the help that they can get.

But:

There's little consistency in individual microclimate. One man might feel most comfortable in a diaphanous ensemble in the heat of summer: light shirting, unlined fresco jackets, and a fan on at all times. Another, however might need an oxford cloth shirt layered up with a lined jacket to sop things up away from the skin.

Frankly, it is about the last thing for which the opinions of others are useful. You have to try things for yourself.

Again, this reasonableness will never do. If you aren't prepared to stake out an absolute position and deride the opinions of others, you risk banning.
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Does voile work well in the summer?
It does. A great and smooth fabric for the summer.
However, if you have a hirsuit chest, voile has not been the best option in my experience. And I don't have a gorilla type chest hair.
post #3184 of 4537
you can double the fronts on a voile shirt to avoid the see through aspect under a suit.
but the sleeves and back will be a single layer. which means, don't take off your shirt.

I have had numerous customers come into my shop asking for Voile.
once I pull out a voile they back off.

in this day of lightweight suits and air conditioning, voile is unnecessary to feel cooler in hotter weather.

I have beautiful swiss and Italian voile. the last few Voile shirts I made were for old school wise guys.

I have never seen the simmon-goddot voile so I can not comment on the quality, as I have on the chambray.

there was a mill in Lyon, france, long since closed, that made some of the most beautiful voile in the world
post #3185 of 4537
Yeah, I have no issues with plain cotton broadcloth in the summer.

Does anybody know the difference between chambray and pinpoint? They appear similar in the manner that the weft and warp are different colors, but chambray seems more denim-like. Is it just a different weave, or different kind of thread?
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are you talking about a dress shirt chambray? which is usually woven in a 60/1
or sport shirt chambray which uses 20/1 or 30/1

pinpoint is 80/2 construction.

i would have to take a closer look with a glass to give you a better idea
post #3187 of 4537
Hmm, I couldn't say. I was just thinking any of those chambray shirts that you might see at J. Crew. I guess they are sport shirts. It could just be a fineness thing then.
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it is a different

pinpoint has a white warp (length) and colored Weft (width) it is 2 over 2 under

chambray is colored warp white weft 1 over 1 under
but the thick yarn makes for the larger weave.

washing with enzymes, breaks down the fibers and softens them up
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it is a different
pinpoint has a white warp (length) and colored Weft (width) it is 2 over 2 under
chambray is colored warp white weft 1 over 1 under
but the thick yarn makes for the larger weave.
J. crew washes with enzymes. this breaks down the fibers and softens them up

Really interesting, thank you for posting.
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I have never seen the simmon-goddot voile so I can not comment on the quality, as I have on the chambray.

What is your take on the chambray? Overrated or truely great?
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What is your take on the chambray? Overrated or truely great?


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I take it this has already been discussed in great length?
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I have never seen the simmon-goddot voile so I can not comment on the quality, as I have on the chambray.

What is your take on the chambray? Overrated or truely great?

For those of you who missed the epic.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/36514/folded-up-shirt-porn/2400_30#post_4199119

http://www.styleforum.net/t/36514/folded-up-shirt-porn/3060_30#post_4866032
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Wow, i had no idea
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