The OneShirt: A Phoenix from the Ashes [4/24/13 UPDATE: A SHIRTMAKER, AN ENGLISHMAN, CHAMBRAY, AND F

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  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW - my OneShirt would be a light blue end-on-end in a 100 to 120 two ply.
     


  2. Eustace Tilley

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    +1
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    When I brought my length of SG chambray to my shirtmaker, he took one look at it and said he'll be sure to prewash it, but they prewash everything, I think. The two shirts made from it have not shrunk, but I haven't worn them very much yet. The cloth itself feels great, and isn't uncomfortable.
     


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    Excellent analogy.


    This would be a close number two. If I do the chambray in a buttondown collar, I will make end-on-end counterparts with a spread.
     


  5. mafoofan

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    Yeah, I'm confused by a lot of the negative reaction toward the cloth's fuzziness and "roughness." What did people think they were getting? Seriously, for all the warning from others over treating this as everyday business shirting, it sounds like most had no idea what they were buying before they bought it. Groupthink, anybody? I realize this is not super-refined shirting and more like a hairy oxford cloth. That's exactly what I want.

    Fortunately, I've seen and handled this stuff a lot. Literally every time I've met Luca or Mariano, they try to sell me a chambray shirt and show me swatches. Mariano is almost always wearing one.
     
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  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Huge fan of the chambray but its not business-time. I wear them on Friday's or over the weekend.
     


  7. mafoofan

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    You don't like Mariano's spread collar chambray shirts? He wears them with suits all the time. I dig 'em.
     


  8. Eustace Tilley

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    So Mariano also uses the same SG chambray?
     
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  9. mafoofan

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    He did. They might have changed to a different source. But whatever the current stuff, it is the same sort of animal.
     


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    In any situation that doesn't demand a white shirt, I think the sg chambray is fine.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Its not like the denim looking stuff those who haven't seen it might be thinking of.
     


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    Exactly. It is neither the the 200/2 poplin some seemed to be expecting when they ordered it, nor the work-shirt denim you'd wear while tossing hay (is that something people really do?). The closest thing I can relate it to is oxford cloth, except the weave is less noticeable and blocky, and the texture is fuzzier.
     
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  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Here is what the Simonnot Godard chambray looks like:

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    This is the real chambray they sell, not the impostor voile.
     


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    curious to see a nother picture
    a little snip laid flat like what i did before
     


  15. mafoofan

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    When I get the shirting in hand, I'll try to do this. Why do you want to see it?
     


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