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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Yep. he was famous for that.
You should post photos of your Sember haul if you can. I keep meaning to photograph some of mine.

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I like most of those, but I REALLY like the brown check, and also the blue/white stripe below it.
Is that CHAMBRAY in the middle photo?
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


What is the brown check in the middle please? I know the top one is G&R.
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Thanks very much for the American Sember info, Shirtmaven. Nicole was very helpful.

Pretty amazing selection of unusual stuff, I think.

Here's a photo of my haul, which includes a lot of those Alumo 36" rolls, some TM including one Gold Line, and one piece of Testa:



And here are some recent acquisitions from Tip-Top, including some Ariston Hopsack 50% Mohair, 50% Wool, some Windowpane Fresco, which I believe is Woodhouse, though there is nothing printed on the roll, and some linen for pants.



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Nice choices, ray.

Blue one in the middle is chambray, I think.

Brown check is I think Alumo, but not positive.
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Thanks, that's right, unbelragazzo: Chambray-ish blue fabric is from Testa, I believe. I was also told by Nicole that one of the whites, I believe from TM, was chambray as well. I think the brown check might be TM Gold Line.
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I meant the blue in my middle photo that dopey asked about. I don't think chambray can be white? I think it's by definition a colored warp with a white weft.
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MUST. RESIST. drool.gif
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Ray, I really like the look of that fresco.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I meant the blue in my middle photo that dopey asked about. I don't think chambray can be white? I think it's by definition a colored warp with a white weft.

Oh right, sorry.

I thought the same re: chambray when she said that. But perhaps I misunderstood her. I'll have to look at it more closely: perhaps there is a slightly different white wefted into it, which might make it chambray?
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Just received some light weight Fox flannel for trousers about 10oz/ 300g. I am quite impressed with the stuff.




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tchoy,

 

I've had a few suits made from the lightweight Fox flannels, and I frankly wouldn't recommend the cloth for odd trousers. Too flimsy, w/o much body, and prone to pilling. Fox makes a fantastic 16oz. mid-gtrey flannel (for the same price as the lighter stuff), which is much better suited for odd trousers.

 

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Carl mentioned American Sember and Nicole on a routine visit.   Then he actually walked myself and a friend over to the 7th floor warehouse to peruse the fabrics available.   I've since been there for 3 visits and I've purchased about 20 fabrics or so ranging from closeout 10/yd Alumo and G&R to $45 - $65 Triplo and Sea Island fabrics.   I also picked up a few vintage fabrics.  All great stuff!! 

 

I've also purchased some really nice Troca buttons in 14L, 16L and 18L sizes.   Brown, grey and blue.   No more white buttons as Carl mentioned......

 

Some quick pics of the fabrics I selected.   And I'll probably head out there one or two more times before Sember shuts down the current location.  

 

And for those not familiar with Cego, Carl makes a great shirt, dressy or casual.   And he knows his craft which helps.   At this point, my entire closet has been replaced with Cego shirts, and $125 is really reasonable imho for a CTM with whatever cut, collar design, pocket configuration, etc.....

 

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