incredibly light weight Jantzen Fabric. TELL ME!

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  1. Brian SD

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    Building my summer wardrobe, and I'd like to know if anyone found any white Jantzen fabrics that are incredibly light weight? I'm trying to get a more relaxed, almost bohemian kind of look, but with more updated fabrics (not so much linen, hemp).

    Anyone have any suggestions? Texture is totally fine, if anyone knows a nice dobby or anything that's light weight and suitable for wearing in heat.
     
  2. Kent Wang

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    I am interested in this too. It seems all the JKT fabrics (the more expensive HDK 300 ones) are quite heavy and unsuitable for this purpose. I had a chance to feel the "Sea Island" fabric in person and agree with another poster's opinion that it is horrendous and feels like paper.
     
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    There is a 1-ply "ultra light weight" Japanese Cotton twill that I ordered. I'll let you know how it turns out (ETA 4-6 months).
     
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    Herringbone and twills are a tighter weave and tend to run warmer. I was the one who called the 140s broadcloths papery a long time ago. I felt all the fabrics in the shop and honestly could not find a good non-hbone/twill. That said, not all of them are really terrible for summer, especially one in a drier climate like SD.
     
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    Herringbone and twills are a tighter weave and tend to run warmer. I was the one who called the 140s broadcloths papery a long time ago. I felt all the fabrics in the shop and honestly could not find a good non-hbone/twill. That said, not all of them are really terrible for summer, especially one in a drier climate like SD.

    Yea, I kind of assumed that (about being thicker weaves). However, it is the only white fabric I could find that is 1-ply, and it did have the tagline "ultra light weight." So I'm hopeful at least.

    And you're right, during the summer its incredibly pleasant here.. 85 degrees is about normal with a nice breeze in the western parts. I'm just looking for other options to wear when I can't layer, aside from just t-shirts.
     
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    Why were you looking for 1-ply? That is in no way a good sign for fabrics.

    I'll qualify my previous post by saying that the 140's/Sea Island Cotton white broadcloth really is light, not that terrible, and some members like it a lot more than me. So you might give that a try. Also, the more expensive 110's mini-herringbones are superb for the price and on the cooler side of the dobbys.
     
  7. Brian SD

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    Why were you looking for 1-ply? That is in no way a good sign for fabrics.

    I'll qualify my previous post by saying that the 140's/Sea Island Cotton white broadcloth really is light, not that terrible, and some members like it a lot more than me. So you might give that a try. Also, the more expensive 110's mini-herringbones are superb for the price and on the cooler side of the dobbys.


    [​IMG] Oh well. Win some you lose some.

    I have one or two shirts from the more expensive fabrics and they really are great, I agree.

    I also have a shirt in the 140s and I dont think it's as bad as some make it out to be but it's not really what I'm looking for.
     
  8. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    With the amount of business Ricky seems to be doing, I think you'll probably be recieving your shirts around August - something to keep in mind.

    OTH, you may be lucky. In that case, I recommend this from personal experience:

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    #22, Super Fine Snow White Fine Cotton Twill,
    The Real Fabric is 100% Snow White Fine Quality!
    120's, 2 Ply,
    100% Italian Cotton
    http://www.jantzentailor.com/twill.htm
     
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    I bought that #22 and it is way to heavy for spring here in Scottsdale.

    I don't think I have a heavier fabric in any of the 30 shirts in my normal rotation. It does hold up through a long day nicely as you would expect from a very thick heavy fabric.

    Perry
     
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    one-ply sucks. [​IMG] Poor quality.

    Anyway, I once had a shirt made of lightweight small herringbone, very breathable, summer fabric. You could probably see hints of my darker chest hair through it, but I didn't really care.

    !luc
     
  11. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    I bought that #22 and it is way to heavy for spring here in Scottsdale.

    I don't think I have a heavier fabric in any of the 30 shirts in my normal rotation. It does hold up through a long day nicely as you would expect from a very thick heavy fabric.

    Perry

    Really, you think it's heavy? All of my Jantzen shirts are heavier.
    Maybe it's because I live in the NE.
     
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    You might want to look at a linen cotton blend. They are very cool wearing, but not see through at all.
     
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    You might want to look at a linen cotton blend. They are very cool wearing, but not see through at all.
    And on that note, has Jantzen added any linen?
     
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    Brian: It seems you've forgotten that San Diego has all that June Gloom which lasts into August sometimes. [​IMG]
     
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    I remember a member on this board a year or so back special ordered a linen shirt from Jantzen and it turned out pretty nice. Not sure if it got lost in the crash or not.
     

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