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4) I'm not saying that wearing linen in the winter is for everyone. I am saying that doing so is not as unreasonable as EliodA is making it out to be.

 

Haha, yeah, apologies if I made it sound like that. It's only after posting here that I've learned that there are people wearing heavier, tighter woven linen shirts for autumn/winter. Didn't know that, I only know the light weight, summery types. It's hot here, you know... ;)

 

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After much research i have made a few conclusions:

1. I was wrong about linen i was for some reason thinking about canvas.

2. Wool is far superior to cotton as a flannel shirt in pretty much every way from it's warmth to the structure of the fiber it is a better choice, unless you plan on absolutely battering it wool is by far a better option. Mountain climbers don't wear cotton fleeces they wear wool.

 

Appreciate your effort in doing research :)

And yes, as soon as physical effort is required, wool is way superior to cotton since it wicks away moisture and maintains its warmth.

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Haha, yeah, apologies if I made it sound like that. It's only after posting here that I've learned that there are people wearing heavier, tighter woven linen shirts for autumn/winter. Didn't know that, I only know the light weight, summery types. It's hot here, you know... wink.gif

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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

2). Pierre Duboin, former head of bespoke shirts at Lanvin, wrote a great article on how to iron a shirt. I find the trick of putting a moist shirt in a plastic bag works wonders for ironing both cotton and linen shirts.

http://lavraiechemisesurmesure.blogspot.com/2009/02/comment-repasser-une-chemise.html?m=1

 

Wow - I'm sure that's a great method, but it's also very complex. No doubt perfectly suited to preparing a very expensive shirt for sale.

 

Everybody has their own method. I like using an iron with floor-mounted steam generator. Steam pressure is adjusted at the base and iron temperature at the iron. Sometimes I will "float" the iron slightly above the shirt while releasing steam, to hydrate the fabric. I usually don't iron a fold into the collar as I find that most collars fold naturally at the correct point. Some good tips in this blog though, I learned something.

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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post

FTFY

I wish my wife cooked like her mom. Instead, I've been the one chosen to learn from her in the kitchen, and not either of her daughters.

Not sure if icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif or :sadpanda:
Lol. My 장모님 left the cooking duties to my wife while she chillaxed. Wife cooks good me get fat.
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Contact made with Frui per @claghorn's instructions.
I will post updates as I receive them.
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I think my infatuation with clothes is over.

Now it's like... what can I wear that looks decent that I won't outgrow in 3 months.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I think my infatuation with clothes is over.

Now it's like... what can I wear that looks decent that I won't outgrow in 3 months.

 

You better get yo mind right!

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Murl, when did you become a moderator?  Congratulations on the promotion.  Enjoy the babysitting duties.  :)

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Murl, when did you become a moderator?  Congratulations on the promotion.  Enjoy the babysitting duties.  :)

 

 

Ages ago.....earlier today.  Thanks, man.  I preciate it.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

You better get yo mind right!

 

Does that imply it was right to begin with?


We're currently being buried under snow and I wore flannel shirts to work every day last week lol. 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I think my infatuation with clothes is over.

Now it's like... what can I wear that looks decent that I won't outgrow in 3 months.

 

I didn't realize you were that young! ;)

 

Congrats @Murlsquirl on your promotion...

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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

1) I am finding that I prefer the crispness of linen to the softness of cotton. I prefer to wear the heaviest coats I can tolerate and linen shirts works well with that.

2). Pierre Duboin, former head of bespoke shirts at Lanvin, wrote a great article on how to iron a shirt. I find the trick of putting a moist shirt in a plastic bag works wonders for ironing both cotton and linen shirts.

http://lavraiechemisesurmesure.blogspot.com/2009/02/comment-repasser-une-chemise.html?m=1

3) I don't find linen less CBD, particularly since I always have my coat on.

4) I'm not saying that wearing linen in the winter is for everyone. I am saying that doing so is not as unreasonable as EliodA is making it out to be.

You even wear your coat when you're sitting behind your desk all day? Doesn't it get very wrinkly in the back and sleeves because of that?
That ironing method looks nice, but much too complicated. Might as well drop it off at the dry cleaners.

Anyway, after wearing it for 5 minutes it'll be full of wrinkles again. I have some heavy linen pants, they're warmer than my fresco ones, but they're still full of wrinkles after wearing them for a couple of minutes. Would never wear it to the office, and the same goes for linen shirts.

Cotton/linen is much better. Not as warm as cotton, and not as wrinkly as linen.
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I do wear my jacket all day long.
post #18914 of 37428
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I do wear my jacket all day long.

I really can't do that. I sit for 12 hours long, from right before the financial markets open till to a couple of hours after they close.

It's just way too uncomfortable. I've done it once, and my jacket was a winkly mess after that. The sleeves, the back, etc. it looked like I had slept in it. I suppose it works if you sit perfectly upright all day long, without ever leaning back.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I didn't realize you were that young! wink.gif

Congrats @Murlsquirl
on your promotion...

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I do wear my jacket all day long.

That's impressive.
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