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Shirting Fabric- Is Acorn still the best bet?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 1969, May 20, 2010.

  1. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Dec 26, 2003

    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.

  2. hymo

    hymo Senior Member

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    Sep 10, 2009
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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.

  3. Shinystuffbuyer

    Shinystuffbuyer Senior Member

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    Nov 27, 2014
    Garment state
    <First post alert!>

    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?

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014

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