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The Coops2 is great, but does strike me as a suiting. Too bad you have only a coat length.

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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Thanks, tchoy. That is good feedback, I will try to get a few shirtings. Any idea who makes LL linen shirtings? Which mill?

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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

I don'e think you'll be disappointed with the cloth. Sent you a pm.
I assume you got the answer to your question, Forex. I know one person who has gotten the linen shirting directly from the mill in Ireland. My memory is a bit fuzzy, but he may have had to have it picked up locally or ordered by someone in the trade.
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LL linen shirting is a bit $, your local shirtmaker may be able to get you something just as good for 1/3rd the price
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I have an Acorn Price list from 2 years ago and the linen is 3 - 4 times the cost of many regular fabrics (and more the 160s). I have also seen linen for much less. I presume there is a quality difference but also branding likely influences the price.

Must say I find LL prices on the high side. Golden Bale is not much more.
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

I have an Acorn Price list from 2 years ago and the linen is 3 - 4 times the cost of many regular fabrics (and more the 160s). I have also seen linen for much less. I presume there is a quality difference but also branding likely influences the price.

Must say I find LL prices on the high side. Golden Bale is not much more.

 

What does the LL shirting go for? 

post #6441 of 11488
Don 't know about shirting - my comment was about the suit/jacket cloth prices. Never asked about the shirt linen as I presumed it was out of my league.
post #6442 of 11488
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Originally Posted by Virchow View Post

What does the LL shirting go for? 

55 pounds/ meter.
post #6443 of 11488
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

55 pounds/ meter.

Isn't it half width though so you technically need double the amount than usual? Like 3+ meters for a shirt? I could be totally wrong though.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Isn't it half width though so you technically need double the amount than usual? Like 3+ meters for a shirt? I could be totally wrong though.


Hi Slew,

The stuff I had made up is all normal width, although I dunno about what they are selling now. The shipping is crazy expensive too. They send it wound around a huge tube. Not sure why this is necessary.....
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post


Isn't it half width though so you technically need double the amount than usual? Like 3+ meters for a shirt? I could be totally wrong though.

The shirtings are on 140 cm I think. Haven't handled them though.

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The width is 140 cm, so 2 meters is sufficient. The suitings, however, are half width and the price is 50 pounds pr. meter.

 

Cheers,

SKM

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BTW at 30 pounds I don't think the shipping qualifies as "crazy expensive" but I do agree that they could just as well cut down the costs of the large tubes they are sending them on, and just folk them up as for example Acorn do. I orderes four shirtings, and this is what I received (the length of the tubes being the full 140 cm):

 

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Got it. Sounds like the linen shirts are standard, but the suiting is not. Hence my confusion! Haven't picked up any yet. I just don't really enjoy wearing suits in too hot weather anyway so can't justify spending the money on too many of them.
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Hi Slew,

The stuff I had made up is all normal width, although I dunno about what they are selling now. The shipping is crazy expensive too. They send it wound around a huge tube. Not sure why this is necessary.....

To prevent wrinkles?

I just took delivery of some Chapman chambray and it was delivered the same way - wrapped around a 5 foot tube.
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HIGH END SHIRT FABRIC FOR SALE.

American Sember has been selling shirt fabric to the trade for over 50 years.

Do to circumstance beyond their control, they will be shutting their doors at the present location.
For the first time, they will sell directly to customers, not just shirtmakers. From June 3- June 12

This is strictly cash and carry.
There will be fabric available from the following mills
Albrecht & Morgan (Swiss)
Alumo (Swiss)
Grandi & Rubinelli (Italy)
Ferno (Italy)
Testa (Italy)
S.I.C Tess (Italy)
Thomas mason silver line $25-33 per yard and Goldline $40 per yard
D. J Anderson and Soyella $45

the rest of the fabric 36” is $10 per yard and 60” is $20 per yard
check with your shirt maker to see how much you will need.
There is also
MOP buttons from Gritti (italy) no white 18L lots of colors
tuxedo pleatings
lining for inside collars and cuffs.

It is very difficult to do this for customers from out of town.
You can email Thomas mason style #s to see if they are still available.
Do not inquire about Alumo patterns
Then send a money order. They might be able to set up a paypal account for this.


American Sember
29 west 30th st #702 btw 5th and broadway.
212 889-6188
Amsember@aol.com

please call or email before showing up.
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