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Slubby cotton tees

indesertum

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a little difficult to explain in words.

basically refers to protrusions of cotton in the fabric (often used in the context of denim on the internetz) caused by irregularities in the weaving.

for denim slubbiness is a desired quality because it's irregular (possibly indicating human error and thus human hand and not machine, although it's all woven by machine. most likely prized in the view of the japanese concept of wabisabi), but i'm sure in the context of suits or shirts it'a huge no no.

if you get a chance get a close up look at PBJs which are known for their slubbiness.

slubby etymology
http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...t=13111&page=3

this one's a lot of fun
http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...ad.php?t=12729
 

xchen

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Originally Posted by zissou
J Crew actually has the occasionally ringspun slubby t shirt.
slubtee.jpg
This is one of them. The pic kind of shows off the slubbiness.
 

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i have some slubby l/s tees from target (merona brand), haven't seen them in the store lately though
 

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Originally Posted by indesertum
i'm sure in the context of suits or shirts it'a huge no no.

really? I have a brown slubby robert graham button-down that's awesome.


yes, i know, many pieces by this brand are just plain weird, but not this one. its a solid color. quality and fit is quite nice.
 

indesertum

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mmm. i take it back. i guess country suits (im not sure if that's the correct term) are usually somewhat slubby. but generally good shirts have tight weaves. actually is slubbiness due to slack in the weaving proccess?
 

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