shirt shrinkage - Page 3
Wow, this thread got heated fast.
All 100% Cotton shirting will shrink. Some less than others. Some less than 1%, but almost always greater than 0.
Cotton, in it's natural state is in a ball full of tiny kinks. That just the structure of the fibre. Cotton fibres are always trying to get back to this natural state.
A good analogy is hair. Curly hair when straightened, over time will go curly again. The hair going back to its natural state. This return to natural state is the cause of shrinkage.
There are many, many other factors that contribute to shrinkage, but this is the primary cause.
So to answer the OP question. Very, very good chance the shirt is going to shrink. How much? Only way to find out is to wash it unfortunately.
Ironic considering much all of your blather on Style Forum is pompous and didactic.
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Acorn Cambridge is 80/3. I have many shirts made with it. There are threads (pun intended) about how Riva cotton shirts have fallen apart. They aren't durable, so by my criteria, they are garbage. Also by your, and other's criteria of "poor" being that poor quality shirting shrinks my initial post was stating how my new shirts haven't shrunk. So are they still poor in your eyes? Guess what? They are 100/2 and will withstand more wearings than your silky smooth Riva nonsense.
Most of the people on dressing forums do imitate dressing leyends ( not me, also do not consider it a signal of being good or bad, ) as per example Gianelli, the owner of FIAT cars. He only used Riva shirts.( Could also have been using Hugo Boss shirts on the other hand)
Riva is the unbeteable fabric that no other producer has ever reached to aproximate, even they try to imitate the feeling or even the names of the product as VOILE being VEIL in SIC TESS etc.
You like it or not, is your respectable opinion, ( not respectable calling nonsense) but is not something that can technically rebated. Simply is the best as it also was before i was born on the late 70s. Period.
The rubinelli coffin is a fine in the shop. not to travel with.
gum=resins. same thing
most mills(not riva which is cottage industry, nor alumo) use Resins/gums to a certain extent.
the thomas mason fabric used by J. Crew does not have resins. , it also seems to have a lighter construction then normal. the enzyme wash, post shirt production,
is the reason the shirt feels like you have had it for years.
I like the triplo. i made myself one shirt in white
I don't wear white shirts all that often, so I do not have much of an opinion. i think i wore it once.
80/3 is an odd construction for an oxford cloth.
I won't go near Acorn fabrics, for a variety of reasons that i have expressed elsewhere on this forum.
I have an older shirt made from Ferno 100/2 that feels better with age. very natural finish.
I prefer a slightly denser lower yarn count myself.
Rubenilli produces an 80/2 pinpoint weave that feels great.
they start with high quality yarns.
FYI, My low priced fabric importing friend had brought in fabric from china.
the customers loved it because it did not wrinkle.
we found out later, it had been coated with a thin layer of plastic pellets.
I also disslike Acorn, curious the owner was involved with Thomas Mason in UK before it was sold to the Italian Albini group, maybe he uses similar house chemichals etc.
My mother used to buy chinese bazar shower towels, she ( and most of the people) at the beginning of the chinesse bazars on the late 90s, loved the soft handle of it, it felt as silicon spray used to shine the car tyres, after some washes, it went out and came a poor scratchy cotton, so she returned to the made in country ones used all her life.
Rubinelli has great fabrics and great friendly people working there also, curious to say on this thread i recommend it mostly for the low end and heavy ones, even i wear myself the 170 and 200s most of the time.
I have my shirts washed in the washer. If they have too many foreign lint residue, I'd put them in the dryer on low. Afterwards, I mix one quarter cup of fabric softener in a bucket full of cold water and let soak for half an hour. They don't shrink at all, and they've lasted me over 5 years.
We did yesterday the showroom shirts for a well know brand,( those who uses lowers fabrics but askes mad prices just for the name), half a size was given as shrinkage tollerance and also a denim one was taken to the laundry to age it with a chemical process that i didn't know could be made on laundries. Interesting, but sure a shirt i would never wear myself.