Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
which chambray fabric is $100 a shirt length
and which one is $15 a shirt length
Some ever-so-slightly better (
) photos of the two chambrays Carl mentioned above.Simonnot Godard chambray
I have nothing good to say about this stuff - nothing. It shrinks like crazy, pills easily and is rougher than oxford cloth with absolutely none of the charm. It's at once scratchy and insubstantial.
Plus it's pretty expensive.
So yea... I'd say skip that one.
It's been worn maybe a dozen times and...The CEGO special
I really like this stuff. The color is a nice grey-blue warp with a white weft. It's a little slubby but not overly so. It has some body but is smooth. I opted to make it up more in a more dressy style - the thought being that I could wear it with khakis to work on a Friday or under a blazer, maybe with a summer suit to relax the suit a bit.
Subtle slubby goodness...
IMO, this sort of thing is where CEGO shines. They aren't meaningfully cheaper when it comes to good cloth from a book (e.g. Thomas Mason) and, as far as a I know, don't have access to the really good stuff (e.g.Alumo, Sic Tess) but they have some odd pieces that are very cool and at very attractive prices.
I'd highly recommend jumping on this if Carl has any left. I got two made up the exact same way and am considering getting a third.(I'm not affiliated with CEGO in any way other than occasionally buying some shirts at full price.)