- Aug 25, 2009
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Anyone tried this before? My tailor advised me to give it a try but it's quite more costly, any users comments will be appreciated, thanks.
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thanks! the book I saw was a flashy orange one, according to the tailor this is somewhat new and can be machine washed (which made a big difference) since I need my shirts washed on a daily basis...especially during these daysTo keep the cost down I bought these wools from a jobber like Tip Top in Brooklyn.
Paying full price on wools from sample books would be much higher.
Another thing to consider is this will need to be dry cleaned and not washed or laundered.
Just looked up the website, I think that's the fabric I saw here, just that it's under an orange book in this tailor shop. I will look up more information and see if I will give it a shot, thanks!Proper Cloth makes merino wool shirts from a fabric they source from Reda in Italy. I haven't tried them, but I've bought pique cotton polos and woven cotton shirts from them in the past, which I like. I think the Reda shirts online look interesting (disclosure, they do business with a company I work for, but I also think they make nice shirts). If price is an issue, Proper Cloth is typically cheaper than bespoke
Viyella also makes 80/20 cotton-wool blend shirts that you can wet wash. If you're going custom, I'm not sure where you can source the fabric, but a few American trad companies using that fabric for RTW. When I handled the fabric in a store, it just felt like a soft flannel to me.
I kind of like the solid colors too as they have a nice wool sheen on them and remains a good form (unlike some of my cotton shirts) great to know that you tried it out and it makes a good shirt! Thanks so much for the input, guess I might give it a try with the solid green or maroon when I head back later next weekI have a Proper Cloth shirt in the Reda merino wool. Reads as a very medium grey with some variation to give it some interest up close. Wears very well with minimal fuss; it’s been a good travel shirt for me. It does not seem very ‘wool like’. It’s reasonably thin and breathable. I had no issues wearing under a suit in a Bay Area summer (coldest winter mumble mumble). Wish they had more/different colors though I’m sure I’ll pick up another grey variation from them soon.