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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. JimmyHoffa

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    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!
     
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    do share
     


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    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.
     


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    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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    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.
     


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


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    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!
     


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

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    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
     


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    @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?
     


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    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
     


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    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.
     
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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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