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Shirting Fabric- Is Acorn still the best bet?

Shirtmaven

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Good to see a review from an expert.

What fabrics do you recommend in the approximate price range of Acorn? (For broadcloth dress shirts -- white and light blue)

hopefully your shirtmaker will be able to guide you.

I make fun of Monti of "Italy" but their quality is consistently good.

Canclini is being produced in China, from what i have heard from several sources.

Grandi and Rubenelli is excellent but more expensive
Thomas mason is usually consistent but far from perfect.

the indian mills I buy from, turn out a quality product.
 

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If I was Acorn, I'd be quite concerned.

Their stalwart quality, the Grange, is easily exceeded in quality by any number of Indian imports at a fraction the price. Their higher qualities are all uncompetitve against the Italians.

On the design front, they have zero talent.

Acorn's strength is their direct-to-consumer model, no minimum orders, and expansive collection.
 

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I am a lurker on this forum, never registered. However, I finally decided to ask the one question that's been on my mind for some time now. Sorry to revive a fairly old thread.

ShirtMaven, you say "the indian mills I buy from, turn out a quality product." For some of us, who are based out of India, that may be a great option. If it's not a trade secret, could you please share which Indian mills are good from your experience?

Thanks.
 
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