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The OneShirt: A Phoenix from the Ashes [4/24/13 UPDATE: A SHIRTMAKER, AN ENGLISHMAN, CHAMBRAY, AND F

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. romafan

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    I just ordered 3 button down shirts from my HK shirtmaker in the following 'chambray'. It's definitely not the SG.

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    You should have included a matchstick in that picture. For scale, obviously.
     
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    Really like the look of that - would make a great casual shirt.

    How about the feel? Is it pretty thick / stiff?
     
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    This is an interesting read. For those too lazy to click, it says, among other things, "However, I am not comfortable with the situation and the fact that I have been selling a blend fabric that I thought was a 100 percent cotton fabric. I prefer to run a trustworthy blog and web store. So, I have decided to discontinue selling the chambray. The last meters I will sell at 250 DKK for two meters, which is less than half price of the usual 575 DKK."

    The link to the fabric they are selling appears to be the same picture from here:


    You too can be like Foo ... and at less than half the price!
     
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    If only there were 14 days in a week.
     
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    Bah. Much less mottling?
     
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    Their website says they'll order custom runs, but I bet the minimums are high.
     
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    Talk about false expectations! :)

    Am in for a custom run if it materializes.
     
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  15. mafoofan

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    My chambray is on its way back to Torsten. It is indeed part polyester--says SG itself. Stay the fuck away from Simonnot-Godard.

    Shirtmaven vindicated again.
     
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    Who is Torsten? What about the one shirt now?
     
  17. mafoofan

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    Torsten is SG's distributor in Denmark. He runs the blog The Journal of Style and the web shop Grunwald. He's like the Danish version of Will of ASW.

    I bought the chambray from him. A couple of days ago he got on the phone with me to tell me SG told him the cloth I have is part polyester. In fact, all of their chambray, regardless of type, is part polyster. They even added that it has had polyester in it for the past 30 years, including what is sent to places like Rubinacci.

    I'm going to use Alumo end-on-end. The high-end men's clothing industry is full of hucksters. Sadly, Simonnot Godard is one of them.
     
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    The end on end will look great on more formal shirt, cannot see it as great button dows, even the 80/2 looks too fine.

    Does the Chambray need to be SG or nothing, my bug with it it was that was a shirting worth less the 6 euro per meter but they were selling it at Riva prices. You would love the Bonfanti version but is still on the high price side, Albini is great as well and there is a merchant that is having Albini rolls washed the same way that denim is, and amongst the various colour I have seen one that is close to the SG version. Also, at a slightly higher weight, you can get 100% cotton chambray at 6 euro per meter...
     
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    Did they mention whether the looms were 18th century or only 19th?
     
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    You won't be disappointed with the Alumo.

    I like the second lightest shade myself.
     

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