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Educate me on Alumo

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ha. I thought of describing Triplo as "liquid metal". Fluid and smooth, but dense and unyielding. I don't think we disagree in the experience, just on whether we like it. Obviously, I do. I like that it is slick and smooth and also strong and sturdy.
     
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  2. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Anyone know where in the EU you can get cut lengths of Alumo at all btw?
     
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  3. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Definitely a preference thing. I think my tastes run relatively rustic and country. I don't mind the S-G shambray, and really like their voile-y not-chambray.
     
  4. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    I can check down in Napoli- there are 3 shops that might- all near Via Duomo.

    Alumo - formerly known as Albrecht and Morgan I read, is it still a Swiss company?

    I have 2 shirts from Nordstrom MTM made from Alumo. But I don't know which line they use.
     
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  5. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    caccioppoli did as I was shown few rolls in the past
     
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  6. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    Caccioppoli in Napoli
     
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  7. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    they may only have an edited selection. I was looking at particular white poplins.
     
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  8. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Cheers, I'll check them out.
     
  9. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    I'll be going down in the next few weeks- let me know if you have something particular in mind and I'll investigate for you.
     
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  10. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Cheers bud, they have a decent range of oxfords, so I'd like to know if they are in evidence at all.
     
  11. aussieboy

    aussieboy Well-Known Member

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    May I ask what the difference is between the following Soyella ranges:

    -Arto
    -Zephir

    Thanks
     
  12. SartodiNapoli

    SartodiNapoli Senior member

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    Hi,

    Just checked the 2015 Alumo book i just had sent last month and found Soyella ARTE:satisfied: but got any feeler or swatch of it on the book:embar: but got it on the price list.

    About Soyella, there are two weights, the Zephir in 65 grams, a very soft Summer like voile and the normal Soyella of 90 grams, both in 170/2.

    SOYELLA

    t~~[​IMG]1~I
    100% SWISS COTTON, TWO PLY
    150cm, ca.90 g/m2, Ne 170/2- 170/2

    Cheers.
     
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  13. aussieboy

    aussieboy Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much.

    Sounds like the Zephir might be a bit too light weight for my liking…...
     
  14. SartodiNapoli

    SartodiNapoli Senior member

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    Is a very special fabric and one of the softest but has a very limited use due to it´s inner character.
     
  15. CrimsonWave

    CrimsonWave Well-Known Member

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    Sarto is right. I am not familiar with the 2015 catalogue, but in previous catalogues that I have seen, Zephir Soyella was also available in other weights as well: 70, 75, 80, 85 and 95 gms. Personally I have found the latter three weights to be the most desirable for me, and they appear to me to be crease less easily than could be expected of a 170s. I agree that the 65 gms ones are a little too light; that said, I have found them to be very durable and comparatively more crease resistant than say the Grandi & Rubinelli Luna, which creases horribly. Whatever the weight, I've always found Zephir Soyella to be comfortable and cool to wear, which is very important for me because I live in a tropical country. It is noticeably cooler to wear than regular poplin 120s that I have had made up.

    The only Soyella shirt that I have just creases too much and I can't wear it even though it is the softest and most luxurious cloth I have ever encountered.
     
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