I have found myself walking into shirtmakers and finding myself confronted with an overwhelming number of choices (not a bad problem but I want to be more informed). I know what patterns I like and can tell the difference in some levels of thread count but I wanted to get some opinions from the forum on what mills are preferred? I know some people swear by certain mills and others are purely driven by pattern. How important is thread count? I find myself migrating to the same old patterns and fabrics but am interested in "trying something new" and in acclimating myself with the nuances of a more quality product. I have printed my copy of Mr. Kabbaz's paper (and I thank him greatly for taking the time to put together such a rare treat - I also look forward to scheduling my visit with him in his shop) and I recognize that some of this may be addressed in there but I was interested in the opinions of others as well (Banksmiranda had some great ideas and thoughts on suit fabrics - thanks.). Thanks for your time.