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post #19426 of 57763
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What size are you? I can give you a fit guide if you like

do share
post #19427 of 57763
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Doesn't the ACCC check to make sure it is Egyptian Cotton? So the consumer like me isn't getting done over?

The ACCC has better things to do (although they don't do them) and wouldn't know Egyptian cotton from my belly button fluff, and whats more why should they care what a few over cashed up, OCD, iGentts get their shirts made of.
post #19428 of 57763
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post


Doesn't the ACCC check to make sure it is Egyptian Cotton? So the consumer like me isn't getting done over?

So in all likelihood, R&B shirts are probably milled and dyed in China? I am telling you. Egyptian cotton feels different!

Egyptian cotton meaning a type not a location, hence not a ACCC issue unless the use the wrong varietal, which is hard to prove.
post #19429 of 57763
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Gerry - there you go - {wink}

 

Incredible how they stretched that much after three hours of use! This whole denim thing is beyond me at the moment. I haven't got a clue on sizing.

post #19430 of 57763
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post

 

There are a few places you could try:

 

http://valmour.fr/

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/saphir-price-asc

http://www.riderbootshop.com/categories/Shoe-Care-Products/

 

I've purchased from all of these places in the past and would say nothing but things about each of them.

 

Any particular kind of things? wink.gif


Nothing but good things is what I meant, you language nazi, you.

post #19431 of 57763
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Nothing but good things is what I meant, you language nazi, you.

 

I know smile.gif It just reminds me of a very non-committal reference I once read: "Of all the employees I had, he was one of them".

post #19432 of 57763
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Having resisted it for a long time, I also recommend just going straight to MTM for your dress shirts when you start out. In the long run, it's a much better option. I found that every OTR shirt in my large neck size fitted like a tent. So every shirt had to have sleeves shortened and darts put in or side seams taken in - a significant cost.
Wish I hadn't waisted money on R&B shirts et al when I was starting my CBD wardrobe.
Casual shirts I still go OTR since the fit isn't as crucial.
If I was starting again, I'd get maybe 3 CT or similar shirts to see me through a few weeks then stick to MTM.

 

You've sold me on Luxire, lachyzee. I'm trying to build up that CBD wardrobe - wondering if you had any recommendations for decent Luxire fabrics for office staples like white/blue/gingham? It's hard to tell from their images!

post #19433 of 57763

Cross post

 

 

Knit ties now available in limited quantities!! Loving the grey reverse

 

 

 

post #19434 of 57763
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Incredible how they stretched that much after three hours of use! This whole denim thing is beyond me at the moment. I haven't got a clue on sizing.

I just read somewhere that they stretch 1.5 to 2inches in the waist after a month :( should of sized down 4 inches instead of 2 inches bwhaha

post #19435 of 57763
@FXH and @Plestor Egyptian cotton is a gimick, in other words? From the other 100% cotton shirts I have, the Egpytian cotton shirt feels smoother, thicker and shinier. It feels superior in everyway. I have noticed that ALL shirts advertised as 'Egyptian' are 2x100 PLY. I don't know what this coding means, but maybe it is a specific kind of weave? There has to be some significance. CT shirts offers 2 kinds of shirts: cotton shirts and egyptian cotton shirts. Surprisingly, both are in the same price range (you can get egyptian cotton, 4 for 100 pounds). Maybe it is all just a myth. @Catpower If I am not mistaken, Luxire shipping to Australia is free?
post #19436 of 57763
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

@FXH and @Plestor Egyptian cotton is a gimick, in other words? From the other 100% cotton shirts I have, the Egpytian cotton shirt feels smoother, thicker and shinier. It feels superior in everyway. I have noticed that ALL shirts advertised as 'Egyptian' are 2x100 PLY. I don't know what this coding means, but maybe it is a specific kind of weave? There has to be some significance. CT shirts offers 2 kinds of shirts: cotton shirts and egyptian cotton shirts. Surprisingly, both are in the same price range (you can get egyptian cotton, 4 for 100 pounds). Maybe it is all just a myth. @Catpower If I am not mistaken, Luxire shipping to Australia is free?


Confounding factors are most likely at play here....your Egyptian cotton shirts are likely of better quality, not because they use a certain cotton, just because they use better fabric.

 

Luxire shirts are free shipping over $100

post #19437 of 57763
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Egyptian cotton meaning a type not a location, hence not a ACCC issue unless the use the wrong varietal, which is hard to prove.

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

@FXH and @Plestor Egyptian cotton is a gimick, in other words? From the other 100% cotton shirts I have, the Egpytian cotton shirt feels smoother, thicker and shinier. It feels superior in everyway. I have noticed that ALL shirts advertised as 'Egyptian' are 2x100 PLY. I don't know what this coding means, but maybe it is a specific kind of weave? There has to be some significance. CT shirts offers 2 kinds of shirts: cotton shirts and egyptian cotton shirts. Surprisingly, both are in the same price range (you can get egyptian cotton, 4 for 100 pounds). Maybe it is all just a myth. @Catpower If I am not mistaken, Luxire shipping to Australia is free?

It might be Egyptian cotton. It might not. Depends what you mean by Egyptian cotton.

Is it cotton grown in Egypt and Gossypium herbaceum, which I understand is true Egyptian cotton?

Or is it Gossypium herbaceum but not grown in Egypt?

Or is it any old cotton but grown in Egypt?

Or is it any old cotton grown any old where but long and "nice" feeling?

How can you tell?

Basically - its short hand marketing for nice expensive cotton.

A bit like - Theres more Wagyu Beef sold in Australia than is produced - even if you ate each beast three times over and cooked its moo as well.

Just as there are a squillion types of ranking of quality of "Genuine Australian Merino Fine wool". Theres even Geelong Wool.
post #19438 of 57763
For some reason my 'quote' function isn't working. This brings us back to what someone said earlier. Would there be a difference in fabric labelled 2/100 ply egyptian cotton and 2/100 ply cotton. Someone mentioned earlier that there wouldn't be a discernable difference. I wonder if that is true.
post #19439 of 57763

Well, which representation have they made? What do reasonable or ordinary members of the class of purchasers think it means? These are not problems for this thread, so let's put the ACCC to one side.

 

I'm sure, really, that we must be referring to the species of cotton plant here. The question is, do you prefer the shirts because they're made from cotton of that species? I imagine not, because the other species of cotton plants have (apparently) been cultivated to have similar properties, i.e. they also have a "long staple" allowing thinner and stronger threads. For all practical purposes it means nothing, even though there is a theoretical distinction, so you're probably just partial to a 2x100 shirt.

post #19440 of 57763
The ACCC was sarcasm gone wrong over the internet. I think you are a right jmills - I am probably just partial to a 2x100 shirt.
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