Wait, do you get your tailor to make the polo shirt material up into a polo-shirt? That question sounds stupid, but I never explored the possibility of getting anything other than coats, trousers and shirts made up at the tailor. Didn't see a need to bespeak polo-shirts.
I wrote a reply but it seemed long-winded and off-topic for this thread so I'll PM you. Short answer: if RTW casual clothing fits you, consider yourself lucky and enjoy!
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Rubinelli also has a cotton-linen pique knit.
I did not like the feel of it. nor the look.
most shirtmakers don't have the knit available. it is not in the in-stock book.
I bought inventory. Some of the styles can be ordered in short quantities. . if it is not in stock. 30 or 50 meter minimum
I believe the knit weaving is outsourced, as the machinery is different..
also there is no ribbed trim to match. so it has to have a traditional woven shirt collar of some sort.
it could be a PJ/camp collar. we have also made an inset Italian style collar .
I have not made any knit shirts with such an exaggerated stiff collar as the one in the photo.
but I see no problem doing so.
My girlfirend is a textile agent. I think one of her Japanese mills has knits.
not sure if those are in stock. if not the minimums to weave are much higher.
This Japanese mill, is the source for many of the work shirt chambray and denim that is used by many of the
american looks of the young designers, including Hamilton shirt.
and yes, the chambray is very nice.
Super useful. Will stop in in the future.