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post #46 of 145
130s Italian burnt orange sea island
post #47 of 145
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Probably linen/cotton. I want to try chambray, but I would have to convince Geneva to open an account with S&G, and even then, I am not supposed to be getting new shirts.

Geneva has an awesome selection of Alumo now. They have some really nice end on ends and some patterns that have a slight hint of a satin/sheen stripe to them - hard to explain but very nice
post #48 of 145
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Three chambray sounds almost reasonable: cream, blue, pink. Hmm ...

Is S&G hard to get in the states? I assume if everyone can get the squares, the shirtings must be easy, too. Geneva has never, however, shown any eagerness to expand beyond their longtime suppliers. And they really have no interest in special orders for one customer; their volume is just too high to make it worth their while.

Are you able to order it yourself somewhere? I've done this at geneva and then end product is a pretty good value price wise
post #49 of 145
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
+100

I think linen is so underrated as a dress shirt option. I love the texture it brings to an outfit. I wear them year round.

Can I get a sycophant flag, please.

are there any linens that aren't so sheer? I've never tried an OTR linen shirt that I liked. Perhaps there are better options @ geneva.. this spring I'll look into it
post #50 of 145
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Originally Posted by AvariceBespoke View Post
are there any linens that aren't so sheer? I've never tried an OTR linen shirt that I liked. Perhaps there are better options @ geneva.. this spring I'll look into it
The best I have seen is the DJ Anderson's Lino 130. It only comes in white, and it is a bit sheer, so perhaps not what you are looking for. Cotton and linen blends are better if you want something with just a little texture. The C-L blends seem to me to require ever so slightly larger a cut, as they are not all that flexible.
post #51 of 145
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
The best I have seen is the DJ Anderson's Lino 130. It only comes in white, and it is a bit sheer, so perhaps not what you are looking for. Cotton and linen blends are better if you want something with just a little texture. The C-L blends seem to me to require ever so slightly larger a cut, as they are not all that flexible.
Acorn linen is not that sheer. However, I wouldn't wear it for work purposes. Acorn also makes a bamboo-linen which is very cool and airy; and very "Green". It also isn't sheer but I wouldn't wear that to the office either. Cotton-linen isn't as cool as it could be because the cotton seems to blot up some of the natural pores in the linen.
post #52 of 145
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
The best I have seen is the DJ Anderson's Lino 130. It only comes in white, and it is a bit sheer, so perhaps not what you are looking for. Cotton and linen blends are better if you want something with just a little texture. The C-L blends seem to me to require ever so slightly larger a cut, as they are not all that flexible.

Yeah, C-L blend may be a better alternative. I'll look into them around March.
post #53 of 145
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Acorn linen is not that sheer. However, I wouldn't wear it for work purposes. Acorn also makes a bamboo-linen which is very cool and airy; and very "Green". It also isn't sheer but I wouldn't wear that to the office either.


Cotton-linen isn't as cool as it could be because the cotton seems to blot up some of the natural pores in the linen.

Acorn makes a "ocean" linen which isn't bad - kind of a blueish purple. doesn't look too sheer from what i can tell.i dont see the bamboo in my spring/summer 2007 book.

I'm looking at a few alumo cotton/linen 2x2 170s that are nice.

three are stripes (of white and blue variations) and one solid blue and one solid white. the white is pretty sheer though. but these look like a good option.
post #54 of 145
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Originally Posted by AvariceBespoke View Post
Acorn makes a "ocean" linen which isn't bad - kind of a blueish purple. doesn't look too sheer from what i can tell.i dont see the bamboo in my spring/summer 2007 book. I'm looking at a few alumo cotton/linen 2x2 170s that are nice. three are stripes (of white and blue variations) and one solid blue and one solid white. the white is pretty sheer though. but these look like a good option.
I did the white linen and the navy. Get some swatches sent to you of the bamboo. I think it's fantastic. Acorn may add some linen-cotton blends too. Cotton-linen is beautiful fabric on its own. However, I am not sure that it makes a good shirt. Besides the "feel" problems, there is the sense that the fabric makes too forward of an announcement which gives me a negative reaction. Irrespective, I would caution against solid white for cotton-linen because they look "dingy" and sheer.
post #55 of 145
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I have to trash cotton-linen because manton likes it so here are some made-up BS reasons.

FTFY.
post #56 of 145
In a half-arsed attempt to bring this back on track: earlier I disclosed my penchant for oxford cloth. I have been considering a tab collar lately, as a change from button downs. The question is, Can oxford cloth take a tab collar or vice versa?

Ta.
post #57 of 145
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In a half-arsed attempt to bring this back on track: earlier I disclosed my penchant for oxford cloth. I have been considering a tab collar lately, as a change from button downs. The question is, Can oxford cloth take a tab collar or vice versa?

Ta.

I think it looks too rough for a tab collar. I also wonder how well it would work. Tabs can be hard enough to do up as it is. With really thick cloth, it might be very hard to fasten.
post #58 of 145
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I think it looks too rough for a tab collar. I also wonder how well it would work. Tabs can be hard enough to do up as it is. With really thick cloth, it might be very hard to fasten.

Thanks, I suspected as much, but it was worth a shot.

I struggle with broadcloth. I just find it too boring. I like the body of twill, but sometimes the sheen is too much, so I end up at oxford, but it seems I can't use it for much :-(
post #59 of 145
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
I think linen is so underrated as a dress shirt option. I love the texture it brings to an outfit. I wear them year round.
Just don't iron your cotton shirts, and be sure to twist-dry them.

Ta-daa! Instant linen texture!
post #60 of 145
Have you considered pinpoint oxford?


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Thanks, I suspected as much, but it was worth a shot.

I struggle with broadcloth. I just find it too boring. I like the body of twill, but sometimes the sheen is too much, so I end up at oxford, but it seems I can't use it for much :-(
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