I got my mailer from Chan today. First of all, the wool fabric special is a super 150s from Clayton, but it doesn't really feel like a delicate fabric to me. It's pretty hard finished -- typical English worsted. I'd like to see a full swatch book, but I sort of doubt that this is a fabric that will fall apart any more easily than a typical s. 120s. Secondly, the shirting fabric looked really familiar to me -- it was a blue and black pinstripe on white broadcloth. I took it up to my closet and placed the swatch up against a Jantzen shirt in the same fabric. I even looked under a magnifying glass. I am 99% certain that it is the same fabric, and is one that Jantzen had available about 8 months ago. I found this very, very funny. FYI, the Jantzen shirt has washed very, very well. For a 100s cotton, it is very soft and it resists wrinkles well while still have a pretty light hand. For $79 a shirt, I think that this is a definite go with Chan this time.
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2/15/05 at 6:37pm