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summer shirt fabrics

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dunelly, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. dunelly

    dunelly Senior member

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    Would 2 ply be too thick for summer use? I'm in houston where it's going to be 90+. I'm trying out MTM @ modern tailor and would like some recommendations of what to try.
    I'm looking for casual shirts worn tuck with chinos,light trousers. Their linen choices are very limited. 1 ply cotton, seersuckers,oxford? I don't see any mdras on there so thats a bummer.
     
  2. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Zephyr 1 ply from Thomas Mason, Monti Rose Prince. Cotton/Linens. Voile.
     
  3. Lord Asquith

    Lord Asquith Well-Known Member

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    Would 2 ply be too thick for summer use? I'm in houston where it's going to be 90+. I'm trying out MTM @ modern tailor and would like some recommendations of what to try.
    I'm looking for casual shirts worn tuck with chinos,light trousers. Their linen choices are very limited. 1 ply cotton, seersuckers,oxford? I don't see any mdras on there so thats a bummer.


    Madras in solids or whatever
    http://www.dann-online.com/summer_madras_.htm

    or

    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=13E3
     
  4. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2 ply broadcloth is fine for the summer
    just say away from heavier twills and royal oxford type fabrics.

    madras is a very inexpensvie fabric. might not be worth the cost of having it made up unless you are a tough fit or want really specific details
     
  5. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Manton and others discuss linen/cotton. How do the 1-plys from quality mills like Thomas Mason hold up?
     
  6. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am not a fan of the Zephyr weight thomas mason fabrics. I will be in the minority.
    it is fine for summer weight fabrics. the construction is not great for year round use.

    albini is weaving 60/1 and 70/1 compact yarns that are good for year round use.
     
  7. braised

    braised Senior member

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    I'm enjoying the Barbados line from Acorn, the cream and sky blue work really well. B
     
  8. NOBD

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    I am not a fan of the Zephyr weight thomas mason fabrics. I will be in the minority. it is fine for summer weight fabrics. the construction is not great for year round use.
    I consider it a summer weight shirting as well, FWIW.
     
  9. silvermagenta

    silvermagenta Well-Known Member

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    Any recommended online purveyors of madras fabric?
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  11. silvermagenta

    silvermagenta Well-Known Member

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    that site only has 1 madras on the site [​IMG] thanks though
     

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