Folded Up Shirt P0rn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, May 23, 2007.

  1. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    Good stuff chorse. Does Tip-Top carry cotton / linen fabrics?
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Thanks, guys. Looking forward to wearing them, for sure.

    Good stuff chorse. Does Tip-Top carry cotton / linen fabrics?

    They carry them, but don't always have them in stock. Very hit or miss.
     
  3. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are sweet J, very nice. Let us know how they wear.
     
  4. richardcharles

    richardcharles Well-Known Member

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    My issue with Acorn is that I find it to be somewhat of a dishonest cloth. It is marketed as English but is acknowledged to be woven in India but finished in the UK ( give me a break ). Some of my earliet custom shirts were done of the grange and the occasional grassmere.Never had any issues. I find the line to be a a starting point with Mason being the next brand in the progression
     
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    Aus_MD Senior member

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    My issue with Acorn is that I find it to be somewhat of a dishonest cloth. It is marketed as English but is acknowledged to be woven in India but finished in the UK ( give me a break ). Some of my earliet custom shirts were done of the grange and the occasional grassmere.Never had any issues. I find the line to be a a starting point with Mason being the next brand in the progression


    I'll call you out on this. "Acknowledged" by whom? From the acorn website:

    "All our fabrics are woven in the UK and use the finest 100% two fold cotton. We ship our shirting fabric to shirt makers and designers all over the world on a daily basis."

    Put up some evidence or retract your comment please.
     
  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I'll call you out on this.
    Uh OH, someone woke up the doctor.[​IMG]
     
  7. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    I'll bet that Carl and other shirtmakers with a bit of behind the scenes knowledge will all tell you that Acorn/Classics is woven in the UK (except for the high yarn count stuff - it is woven in Switzerland). You can also tell by the degree of quality control. You just don't find the sort of little weaving faults that you get from stuff being outsourced to the far east.
     
  8. richardcharles

    richardcharles Well-Known Member

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    US MD, I have no bone to pick with Acorn . I am also not a user of their product . I stand by my post. I would gladly be willing to be prooven wrong but have doubts that I will be. Carl where are you?
     
  9. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I could be mistaken, But i was under the impression that there were no more mills left in England weaving high count(100/2 and better) cotton shirting

    Carl

    I know a few shirtmakers who buy from acorn, but in the US it must be shipped in from England. Shipping adds up quickly on cut lengths.
     
  10. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    I could be mistaken, But i was under the impression that there were no more mills left in England weaving high count(100/2 and better) cotton shirting

    My shirtmaker tells me that Classic was originally a separate company which wove their own cloth and that their weaving infrastructure remains intact. I understood that England never developed the technology for the higher yarn counts ie 2x160s - hence the need to outsource to Switzerland.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I had always heard that Acorn was woven elsewhere and finished in the UK. Some months (or maybe years) back, someone claiming to be from Acorn posted on LL that all the cloth was woven in the UK. He was challenged, and repeated the assertion.

    Nothing can be gleaned from that, of course.
     
  12. jcriswel

    jcriswel Senior member

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    Here's a check with blue ground that I have had about six months. I really like this shirt. It's casual but works well with odd jackets and either jeans or odd trousers.

    [​IMG]

    jcriswel
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    Carl made me a seersucker shirt which I think is pretty cool: [​IMG]
     
  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Pinpoint:

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