except for acorn,Shirting mills do not sell direct to consumers. Acorn has many qualities of fabric. some good, some that are awful.
there are no distributors in the US, who sell to the consumer.
there are fabric stores that sell to the consumer, but those stores usually do not know where the fabric was woven.
the best assortment of shirting available to the consumer are at tip top, beckenstein, and mood. all are in NYC.
they will not send swatches.
does your shirtmaker not have fabrics to choose from?
does your shirtmaker make the shirts on site? or are they made at a factory somewhere else.
FYI some factories will not cut 36" fabric.
fabric yields, vary depending on the cutter/cutting system.
my cutter can cut a 15.5 x34 shirt using 1.625 yards.
the factory that makes shirts for me "wants me to send" 2.25 for the same set of measurements..
Alumo is excellent. I buy from Grandi & Rubenilli, Testa is also a favorite. I buy albini/Thomas mason through a distributor, or through the secondary market.
My local shirtmaker has fabric, but is very limited and not my style. My style is more contemporary/modern. He does all the cutting and making of the shirt onsite. However; after 3 shirts he still does not have my template correct. So I am still working with him to make me a perfect shirt.