Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Seph, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior member

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    eric.......yup I succumbed.......its not even noticeable, the 3rd pleat.......and it helps


    strange......but true
     


  2. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    For me, it was never an aesthetic thing. It could be five pleats for all I care lol. I'll definitely give PC a shot with it.

    Did you find that the third pleat noticeably changed the cuff opening? I've found them to be rather inconsistent with that.
     


  3. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior member

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    maaaaybe.....and just a very wee bit........looser.......maaaaaybe.....
     


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    cakv Senior member

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    Does anyone have recommendations for a shirt fabric <$105 that is VERY breathable and fairly opaque?

    Also, I ordered the Hudson fabric for another shirt and am hoping that one is breathable
     


  5. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior member

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    mercer white pinpoint........solid classic opaque.........great staple to have..it was 120 a few yrs ago

    oh..breathable?....what do u mean..most are 100% cotton....


    linen of course but most are see thru ish
     


  6. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    Breathable meaning having a more open weave or something of the sort. I run very hot and live in warmer climate so I'm looking to make a shirt that helps keep me cooler. I'm keeping it at $105 or under.

    That is a nice fabric but runs $125/shirt
     


  7. shirtsnob

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    understood

    ok..its always a bit hefty
     


  8. aj805

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    For VERY breathable but also opaque you are talking dark colored linen, and PC has several within your target price.

    If you are wanting something white or pale blue and/or passable for office wear you will need to suffer with a linen/cotton blend (such as https://propercloth.com/fabrics/white-cotton-linen-oxford-1883.html), and then they are going to be a bit over your target price.
     


  9. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    No experience with it, but broadcloth weave is generally quite breatheable in my estimation. I believe there is an option in your price range for it.
     


  10. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    Thank you, Gentlemen.

    Is it normal to be able to comfortably fit 2-3 fingers in the side of the collar when buttoned up completely but even 1 finger at the front of the collar feels uncomfortable(and even slight tugging)?

    I normally order a size 16 collar in other shirt makers but they're usually a tad large(in that when I cinch the tie, it's obvious there is extra room collars on most of my shirts by about 1/3" in circumference. Cinching the tie also cinches the collar, if that makes sense). So for my first shirt I ordered a 15.75 collar and the above is happening. I have actually only washed cold on all my shirts and block dried. Never got noticeable shrinkage in the shirts I own.
     
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  11. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I'd size up. I've noticed some intense shrinkage in my PC shirts (one of a few issues I have with them). Significantly more so than cheaper shirts I've owned for 5+ years.
     


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    cakv Senior member

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  13. shirtsnob

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    I have several......it is a tight weave......it can be dense ish ..........I love them........but does it breath well?...Id guess it aint the best
     


  14. aj805

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    I find that the Mercer pinpoints are excellent dress shirt fabrics--they breathe well enough given that they are not an "open" weave, and can look crisp enough. They probably don't fit your requirement of "VERY" breathe-able, however, unless you're looking for something that comparatively wears cooler than, say, flannel, twill, non-iron or polyester.

    Also, broadcloths (aka poplin) I do not feel "breathe" well--at least noticeably less than linen or linen/cotton--but are usually found in light weights and so while not ideal aren't bad in the heat.
     


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    What would you consider a white "open weave" shirt fabric I can wear for CBD?
     


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