Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric
^ Your math is incorrect. What Will refers to as a 'half-meter' corresponds to the 90cm width (as opposed to the standard 150cm). You need only 3m for a shirt, unless you're unusually large - that equates to $147.
Not cheap, but certainly not as astronomical as your calc.
This is what his website says;
" Renowned for its lightness, breathability and subdued character, Carlo Riva shirting is the principal offering of the best Italian shirtmakers (including Kiton, Mimmo Siviglia and Anna Matuozzo) but very difficult to find in North America.
A mix of 60% linen and 40% Egyptian Ginza cotton and linen, Carlo Riva's Lino Arsenal is lightly textured, feels like voile without the transparency, presses beautifully, resists wrinkles and lasts for many years without sign of wear. It is not inexpensive but will provide pleasure for many years to come.
Hand wash or cold water machine wash on the delicate cycle and hang dry.Offered by the half meter, three meters of this 90 cm wide cloth is required for a shirt
(large men, or shirts with patch pockets may require 3.5 meters - please check with your shirtmaker)."
So even if you only needed 3 meters wouldn't that be $49 X 6 = $294 (there are 6 half-meters in 3 meters)?Edited by jerrybrowne - 12/4/13 at 7:57pm