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Suggest a Jantzen fabric for a White Shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Michael1981, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Michael1981

    Michael1981 Senior member

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    I got fitted by Ricky while in HK and now since returning to Canada would like to order some shirts.

    I am looking to order a white shirt I can wear casually with jeans and was unsure of which fabric to choose. Basically I want something that will drape well and not be sheer. Was confused since there are so many choices on the website.

    Was wondering if someone here could make a suggestion of a fabric as a result of first hand experience actually having a shirt made in it.

    Thanks alot.
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    There is a mini herringbone that costs a little more than the standard cloths. Very soft and medium weight. Has performed well for me.
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    The 2 white shirts I had made were a french oxford and a diamond dobby. I really like the dobby fabric, Dobby #11, White Diamond Design 120's, 2 Ply,
    100% Italian Cotton. It gives a plain white shirt some character. Looks good casual with jeans as well.
     
  4. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    There is a mini herringbone that costs a little more than the standard cloths. Very soft and medium weight. Has performed well for me.
    You are probably talking about JKT #0089. I have that one too and it has a nice sheen to it. An oxford fabric would also work nicely for casual wear.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really wish they had standard solid 120s blues and whites I'd be much more inclined to use them.
     
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    I have had a couple shirts made from Twill #22, Super Fine Snow White Fine Cotton Twill, it is a really fine twill, barely noticeable, but provides enough heft to the fabric to prevent it from being sheer without being too heavy.
     
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    I really wish they had standard solid 120s blues and whites I'd be much more inclined to use them.

    They do. Have you looked at #1 and #9?
     
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    I have had a couple shirts made from Twill #22

    I second denning's choice. It's got a nice weight and it's definitely not sheer. I've got it in the P15, natural MOPs, barrel cuff. Nice with jeans.
     
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    I cannot find a white oxford in the fabric selections and it's making me very, very angry.
     
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    rabbimark Well-Known Member

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    Isn't having Janzen do up a white oxford shirt kind of like having a Ferrari station wagon? or a Rolex alarm clock?

    Kind of misses the point of the exercize, no?
     
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    Isn't having Janzen do up a white oxford shirt kind of like having a Ferrari station wagon? or a Rolex alarm clock?

    Kind of misses the point of the exercize, no?

    A great fitting OCBD is a beautiful thing. Thom charges c.$400 for his.
     
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    I cannot find a white oxford in the fabric selections and it's making me very, very angry.

    These should help you relax [​IMG]
    French Oxford #7
    Snow White Pin-Point Oxford #38
     
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    Jared Senior member

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    Since I don't know how consciously noticable these fabrics are in real life, I'm wondering if you gentlemen can speculate: are they all appropriate for, say, an interview, or do some of them make the shirt more casual?
     

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