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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
Austen Brothers are good value at $80. link

I also find Oxford shirts on sale at good value. Their mainline shirts are about $60 on sale. Their 'luxury' line has cloth from the Albiate Mill in Milan.

I don't see the need to spend much over $100 on a shirt. If you're in Melbourne I can show you where to get Mastai Ferretti shirts for $100-120, and if you really want something special you can get hand-made in Rome Antichi Telai shirts for about $140.

Oh. Don't know whether their sale is still on, but last week I saw their luxury line shirts go as low as $70. Also if I buy beater shirts in Melbourne, I usually steer clear of department stores and go straight to the outlets, where shirts are sold for a much lower price.

For something similar quality as the Van Heusens, Brookesfield's store at DFO Southwarf always have their shirts sold for under $30.
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An example of the Bali- nising of Australian culture:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...303-1bfmb.html
post #3168 of 51854
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post
I think it's fantastic...I'm a big fan so am biased.

It's captivating.

There's a couple of vids here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011...-maketh-murder

+1 It's a cracking good album.
post #3169 of 51854
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An example of the Bali- nising of Australian culture:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...303-1bfmb.html

You know what's scarier than the article? The comments section!
post #3170 of 51854
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Oh. Don't know whether their sale is still on, but last week I saw their luxury line shirts go as low as $70.

Yep, I just bought on Oxford 'luxury' shirts with nice woven Italian for $63. I think they have best design/patterns of any local shirt maker. Their spring range was very hit'n'miss IMO but I liked what they had this summer.
post #3171 of 51854
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
Yep, I just bought on Oxford 'luxury' shirts with nice woven Italian for $63. I think they have best design/patterns of any local shirt maker. Their spring range was very hit'n'miss IMO but I liked what they had this summer.

Too bad Oxford doesn't seem to stock staple solid shirts: they are always patterned.

Anyway I just got my $25 giftcard from them. Time to go buy a pair of trouser. Cant go wrong with, effectively, $16 a pair.
post #3172 of 51854
I have a few shirts from different makers: All 100% cotton SLIM FIT with no pockets. TM Lewin : Very slimming, decent fabric , good construction, non fused collars, plastic buttons, (says pattern matching but only 1/3 is matched), collars shrink? Charles Tyrwhitt : Not as slimming, decent fabric , good construction H&H: Fits like a bed sheet (not slim at all), decent fabric , poor construction, troca buttons?,unfused collars and cuffs. All 3 shirts have loose threads on most button holes Brooks Brothers: Have darts in back , fits a bit slimmer than H&H , decent/good fabric , good construction. Expensive shipping to Oz. TM and CT are above same price if you use the co.uk web address. I prefer lewin due to the sleeve length. Harvie and Hudson is more expensive. I liked the Abelard shirts at DJ's but there still over $80AUD on special. Does anyone know why some 100% cotton fabrics feel like rough dry cotton and why some have a shiny, smooth (silk like feel) to it? Is it the fabic brand , ply/thread count or weave?
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Hey guys, first time poster here.. just got into the world of quality/stylish men's clothing and all. I recently bought a Van Heusen shirt (Slim Fit, All Cotton) for ~$70 at Myers the other day. It's a step up from Tarocash/Connor style stuff i've been wearing, but what brand/stores should I be looking at if I want a shirt (Preferably OTR or maybe online MTM ones <$100-150) with softer fabric? A lot of people here mention TW Lewin for what I'm looking for, but there seems to be so many different types of fabrics for their shirts? How do you tell which ones you'd like the feel of without ordering the actual shirt?
post #3173 of 51854
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Originally Posted by Tano View Post
I have a few shirts from different makers: All 100% cotton SLIM FIT with no pockets.

TM Lewin : Very slimming, decent fabric , good construction, collars shrink?
Charles Tyrwhitt : Not as slimming, decent fabric , good construction
H&H: Fits like a bed sheet (not slim at all), decent fabric , poor construction. All 3 shirts have loose threads on most button holes
Brooks Brothers: Have darts in back , fits a bit slimmer than H&H , decent/good fabric , good construction. Expensive shipping to Oz.

TM and CT are above same price if you use the co.uk web address. I prefer lewin due to the sleeve length. Harvie and Hudson is more expensive.

I liked the Abelard shirts at DJ's but there still over $80AUD on special.

Does anyone know why some 100% cotton fabrics feel like rough dry cotton and why some have a shiny, smooth (silk like feel) to it? Is it the fabic brand , ply/thread count or weave?

There are different types of fabrics that would have different texture etc etc - Twill, Broadcloth, Pinpoint, Oxford. The type of cotton used can also vary - Pima, Sea island, Egyptian. The thread count, ply, mill and weave all plays a part in determining how the fabric will feel.
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Wild guess here. I think the finer the threads and the tighter the weave, the more lustrous a fabric gets.
post #3175 of 51854
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
You know what's scarier than the article? The comments section!

I find both equally scary
post #3176 of 51854
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Originally Posted by Yika View Post
There are different types of fabrics that would have different texture etc etc - Twill, Broadcloth, Pinpoint, Oxford. The type of cotton used can also vary - Pima, Sea island, Egyptian. The thread count, ply, mill and weave all plays a part in determining how the fabric will feel.

Paul Frederick on sale is pretty good when you pay for higher grade cloth.
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Thanks for the comments/tips guys. I noticed that a few of the online shops (Eg TM Lewin) sell Herringbone shirts, would they be similar fabric-wise to the ones sold in Herringbone shops in Sydney? Are they considered softer than Oxford or Poplin?
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The 'Herringbone Sydney' is a brand.

The 'herringbone' TM Lewinn refers to is a type of weave pattern.
post #3179 of 51854
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Thanks for the comments/tips guys. I noticed that a few of the online shops (Eg TM Lewin) sell Herringbone shirts, would they be similar fabric-wise to the ones sold in Herringbone shops in Sydney? Are they considered softer than Oxford or Poplin?
Once you get into good quality shirts, it is not really about the softness. Even the higher quality 'stiffer' fabrics will be more comfortable than some Australian department store junk. The weave, such as herringbone that you mention will have no impact on the 'softness'. It is all very dependent on the quality and type of material used. A herringbone weave shirt can be as soft as a silk shirt or very stiff all depending on the material used.
post #3180 of 51854
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Thanks for the comments/tips guys. I noticed that a few of the online shops (Eg TM Lewin) sell Herringbone shirts, would they be similar fabric-wise to the ones sold in Herringbone shops in Sydney? Are they considered softer than Oxford or Poplin?

If this was posted on the main board you would have been hammered with snarky bull shit comments by some wannabe comedians. Another reason why this is the best thread on here.
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