Favorite shirt material?

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  1. Hany

    Hany Senior member

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    Silk is great for the summer.

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

    Are you serious about growing up in the U.S and A.

    Chambray is a national treasure. I discoverd it through Ralph twenty years ago. I love'em

    Btw, you haven't lived unless, you own one.

    PS: They would compliment your Rubinacci's in a blissful manner. Ask your mentor.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Are you serious about growing up in the U.S and A.

    Chambray is a national treasure. I discoverd it through Ralph twenty years ago. I love'em

    Btw, you haven't lived unless, you own one.

    PS: They would compliment your Rubinacci's in a blissful manner. Ask your mentor.


    Growing up, I knew all about chambray, or thought I did, but always associated it with stuff that I would never wear in a dress shirt. Seeing the S&G swatches was a revelation.
     
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    Light blue end-on-end or chambray.

    I also love a simple 1" sq. light blue check on white in twill or broadcloth. Perfect for when a white ground is better than blue but you can't go with solid white.
     
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    I can't go past oxford cloth. For me, it does everything I want, and most people I work with know so little about dressing that they don't really care about its 'inappropriateness'. It also makes me look a little more buff than I really am [​IMG]
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    Growing up, I knew all about chambray, or thought I did, but always associated it with stuff that I would never wear in a dress shirt. Seeing the S&G swatches was a revelation.

    First: I didn't address it at you, anyway. Revelation, that's what I do not get?

    As far as I remember fan's Rubinacci's are sport coats and I didn't say, that it is the stuff for dress shirt's.

    You would be the "first" to have a chambray with french cuffs and shark collar. [​IMG]
     
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    Considering that we're in the middle of Snowmageddon right now and it is minus 21 Celsius, my favourite shirt cloth is Acorn's Kendal made from 80% cotton and 20% wool. It's warm to the touch.
     
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    First: I didn't address it at you, anyway. Revelation, that's what I do not get?

    As far as I remember fan's Rubinacci's are sport coats and I didn't say, that it is the stuff for dress shirt's.

    You would be the "first" to have a chambray with french cuffs and shark collar. [​IMG]


    Ever the gentleman.

    My point is that your contention that Americans ought to appreciate chambray appears to be based on a misunderstanding of the stuff we are used to, the stuff that gets mass-marketed here. It is, frankly, not very good. Certainly not worthy of cutting into a fitted shirt meant for a tie, even a casual tie with tweeds. It's work cloth.

    The S&G chambray, on the other hand, is very good.
     
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    As far as I remember fan's Rubinacci's are sport coats and I didn't say, that it is the stuff for dress shirt's.

    And suits, too. But I don't hesitate to wear OCBDs with my suits, so I imagine chambray would be no problem.

    Still, I don't really have a need for them. I have all my bases covered as is: (1) OCBDs for casual and less dressy wear, and (2) much finer shirts (mostly twill) for when I want to dress up and iron more.
     
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    Twill

    coton/cashmere or linen/coton
     
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    Ever the gentleman.

    My point is that your contention that Americans ought to appreciate chambray appears to be based on a misunderstanding of the stuff we are used to, the stuff that gets mass-marketed here. It is, frankly, not very good. Certainly not worthy of cutting into a fitted shirt meant for a tie, even a casual tie with tweeds. It's work cloth.

    The S&G chambray, on the other hand, is very good.


    My conclusion of this evening/night is, that "we" are all walking in a good direction.

    That's what I take home from tonight.
     
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    And suits, too. But I don't hesitate to wear OCBDs with my suits, so I imagine chambray would be no problem.

    Still, I don't really have a need for them. I have all my bases covered as is: (1) OCBDs for casual and less dressy wear, and (2) much finer shirts (mostly twill) for when I want to dress up and iron more.


    ad 1 sorry for missing the suits. I wouldn't recommend chambray(I know) with dress suits. OMG, I talk like ACAC [​IMG]

    ad 2: There's no need. Just have a look. Tongue in cheek: Normally you listen to your mentor.
     
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    Riva fabrics.
    Various cotten/linen blends.
    I like the Kiton royal oxford cloth a lot but forget the maker.
     
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    Plain 'ol white cotton oxford or pinpoint.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance, but what S&G stands for?

    ANdrey
     

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