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Favorite shirt material?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    What's your favorite? Type, pattern, and color.

    I have a soft spot for blue gingham broadcloth.
     


  2. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    light blue royal oxford
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Blue chambray.

    Does Anna even stock it? I've never seen it at her shop.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Does Anna even stock it? I've never seen it at her shop.
    Yes. You have to ask.
     


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    Zendeline, solid, any color. Really wonderful. Incredibly soft, smooth and silky.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. You have to ask.

    Ah gotcha. Is it much softer and thinner than BB oxford cloth? Anna pinched my OCBD, frowned, then shook her hand in the air--as if she had just discovered old chewing gum under a park bench.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Ah gotcha. Is it much softer and thinner than BB oxford cloth? Anna pinched my OCBD, frowned, then shook her hand in the air--as if she had just discovered old chewing gum under a park bench.

    I only have swatches, but yes, much finer. But still textured and thicker than broadcloth, end-on-end, etc.
     


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    Probably linen/cotton. .

    +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.
     


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    I only have swatches, but yes, much finer. But still textured and thicker than broadcloth, end-on-end, etc.

    Not as durable I suppose? I like being able to abuse my OCBDs without mercy.

    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.

    I felt a flutter in my stomach.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    +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.


    You are more Advancedâ„¢ than me, as I tend not to wear mine in fall/winter. (With one exception.)
     


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    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I like plain broadcloth in simple stripes from 100s up to 140s, sometimes 141s.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Not as durable I suppose? I like being able to abuse my OCBDs without mercy.

    Again, I don't have any but my guess is, no, not nearly as durable as BB OC.
     


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