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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    i have something similiar that I also think of a "fresco" given its very open weave.

    anyone know the actual name?

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  2. jrd617

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    Plackets are a bitch to iron. Most of shirts (Barba and Mastai) don't have them.

    Foo, have you tried Kamakura yet? May get some shirts from them in the near future
     
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    He's right you know...
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    This, among other reasons, is why I love dopey.

    And Ed:
     
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  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For derailing a useful technical discussion that others were enjoying?
     
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    I met a guy who was at NASA before going to med school and went into neurosurgery. He is the only guy I know who is both a brain surgeon and a rocket scientist.
     
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    Once, I had a dream that a hamburger was eating ME!
     
  9. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    No. Don't get me wrong. I love you and I love the thread. But loving something doesn't mean thinking it's perfect (contrary to the Twilight series).
    I just thought it poked fun at some of your rough edges in friendly way. Maybe I was wrong.
     
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  10. jrd617

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    Adds a few seconds on to the process if you want to get the placket perfectly flat. I have little patience for ironing.

    Also, the french placket looks better
     
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    Does no placket imply no pocket, for you?

    No offense meant to jchosko, but I can't seem to get down with the french-front shirt with pocket. Of course, I kinda like plackets, so clearly I have unsophisticated tastes.
     
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    Mariano will no like you!

    Raison Matuozzo is famous is much year before she make work for Rubinacci! Rubinacci famous for to make costume for other Naples man (now much Japanese, American, also other) for to make pretense of British aristocrat, old money sensation!
     
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    I love this fabric. I have it in white also.

    It is not expensive. It runs about 45USD / shirt, when the fabric is bought directly from the Acorn website.
     
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    Here's another nay for French plackets. Especially on chambray shirts. Shirting is nice, though.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think French plackets look cheap. Reminds me of the Express shirts or something.

    @quar, that is strange because my shirts end up crazy expensive with this fabric from my tailor. I will talk to him about it today.
     
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    This is my gut reaction, but I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't so much "french plackets look inherently cheap" as it is "cheap shirts often have french plackets."

    Of course, my favorite option is the narrow-stitched English style placket.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    Well, when I was at my tailor once he was wearing a shirt with a pattern from Acorn that I used to own back in the day when I wore colors and his had a French placket. I thought it made the shirt look cheap. It also just looks unfinished, which I guess is a derivative of cheap.
     
  18. Ataturk

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    No placket is a lot easier to make and requires less fabric, especially on patterned shirts.
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

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    That's great, but it is still ugly.
     
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    Not exactly on point, but I live in Florida and wear a good amount of lightweight fabric. I always feel silly doubling up (which I usually do), but I find it necessary to protect the fabric from sweat and (especially) deodorant.
     

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