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http://www.american.com/archive/2007/may-june-magazine-contents/the-controversy-over-super-wool
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Originally Posted by tcbrgs View Post

I find it so puzzling how the general consensus in this thread seams to highly regard heavy cloths? Im confused as why there is such scepticism toward the super cloths? Is it simply because most people aren't using tailors who are skilled enough to use the cloth? Why would one use such a craftsmen?

I don't think the skill of the tailor is the issue here, as many here use some of the better known tailors out there. IMO the biggest downside to heavy cloth is that it can be uncomfortable in warmer weather, and as someone who runs hot, I'm sensitive to this. That said, I love everything else about heavier cloths (heavy within reason of course). Heavier cloths tend to be tougher, sturdier and in my experience last longer, which when you're paying a high price for artisan labor, is something to consider. Super cloths are going to be more expensive and potentially not last as long. They can have a great look and feel to them if you care less about longevity or ability to wear regularly, though.
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Gentlemen, I just received this bunch of heavy oxfords (160 gr.) that I'm having made up for autumn:


AppleMark



Normally I'd go for my standard casual style, which is (a substantial) button down and one breast pocket. However, I found myself wondering if a normal collar (i.e. regular size, no button down) would be appropriate? I guess it would look alright with a cashmere necktie, or something of the like, but would it be wearable without the necktie? Obviously the patterned ones wouldn't look too great with a tie, but maybe the solids...? Your thoughts are much appreciated!

BTW, they'll be made unfused.

Those look great! Where did you get the fabrics out of curiosity?
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post


Those look great! Where did you get the fabrics out of curiosity?

 

Thanks Slewfoot! They're from Acorn, my go-to for shirting since they're affordable and the quality is great. For autumn and winter I really like those oxfords, and when they've been washed a dozen times they develop a splendid character. 
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Nice looking fabrics. Sounds like you're going to be wearing these for casual purposes for the most part.  Those oxfords look good with the traditional button down but have you ever considered doing a hidden button down?  Also I would scrap the pocket unless you plan on using it....just personal opinion.  Nice fabrics!

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Originally Posted by Sean McKee View Post
 

Nice looking fabrics. Sounds like you're going to be wearing these for casual purposes for the most part.  Those oxfords look good with the traditional button down but have you ever considered doing a hidden button down?  Also I would scrap the pocket unless you plan on using it....just personal opinion.  Nice fabrics!

 

Well no, I hadn't thought of the hidden button option, but I like the idea! I'll think about it, thanks a lot for your suggestion - and complements for my choice of fabrics  :D

 
 
Cheers,
SKM 
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Gentlemen, I just received this bunch of heavy oxfords (160 gr.) that I'm having made up for autumn:


AppleMark



Normally I'd go for my standard casual style, which is (a substantial) button down and one breast pocket. However, I found myself wondering if a normal collar (i.e. regular size, no button down) would be appropriate? I guess it would look alright with a cashmere necktie, or something of the like, but would it be wearable without the necktie? Obviously the patterned ones wouldn't look too great with a tie, but maybe the solids...? Your thoughts are much appreciated!

BTW, they'll be made unfused.

Hi there,

Would you mind telling me the fabric number of the pink oxford on the bottom there? Really lovely colour.

cheers
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Originally Posted by GucciKid View Post


Hi there,

Would you mind telling me the fabric number of the pink oxford on the bottom there? Really lovely colour.

cheers

 

Oxford Plain Wine from Acorn - as the name suggests more red than pink.
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Forex did the special run for the Breanish POW ever materialize? I think it was brown POW. Similar to below.
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Edited by badsha - 9/19/13 at 8:52am
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Forex did the special run for the Breanish POW ever materialize?

BREAMISH! BREAMISH! BREAMISH!

Let's make this happen, ppl.
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I am actually having my PoW made up right now. With 2 patch pockets and a barchetta chest pocket. Half lined. My tailor loved the fabric. Will post a picture of the prova that is due mid October.
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Doing the Delfino Hemp and others group buy. Some of you expressed interest. Details in signature. Thank you.
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Doing the Delfino Hemp and others group buy. Some of you expressed interest. Details in signature. Thank you.

 

 

Plug for the Delfino hemp - ordered it last time round, and it is great stuff!

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Plug for the Delfino hemp - ordered it last time round, and it is great stuff!

Have it made up yet?

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