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

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  1. hws

    hws Senior member

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    I have manchette this style! :slayer:
     


  2. AbeFroeman

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    Enough foreplay, let's see pics of the OneShirt.
     


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    ^^^That's what she said.
     


  4. mafoofan

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    Whether it's what you were looking for, I think it looks fantastic.
     


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    It's nice looking stuff, for sure. The blue is exactly the right blue.
     


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    I thought the same thing when I first got the pink from Will. At first I thought it was the voile. Double checked my order. I ordered the chambray.
     


  8. mafoofan

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    Did you examine the warp and weft? That is the surefire way to tell. To be chambray, the weft should be white and the warp all one color (red, blue, etc.).
     


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    Change anyone's opinions on how to make it up?
     


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    If anything, this makes me more confident in my view that these shirts should be made to take cufflinks and that you should just get OCBDs in addition to the OneShirt.
     


  12. mafoofan

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    Oh, I think the single cuffs are really happening.
     


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    I'm confused. Isn't the "real" chambray Will was selling 150 cm? He sells it by the half meter, but it's 150 cm wide.

    The joke there was that there ain't no such thing as 60" shirt fabric coming off centuries old looms. At least, I don't think there is.
     
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    Have you tried Bonfanti's chambray? I prefer it to both sorts of SG chambray, because I prefer the slightly greyer blue. They are done on full metre width looms, but in hand and durability, I can't spot a difference with the SG half metre sort. Its just as "fuzzy" too.
     


  15. mafoofan

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    Yes, that's exactly the point. There have been at least two different chambrays coming out of Simonnot Godard (not counting the voile). The rough, denim-like stuff was woven in the shorter width you're talking about--because it came off of the really old looms. This newer chambray obviously comes off more modern looms, given the whole meter width and frayed selvedge. It sounds like the rougher stuff may not be made anymore.

    The voile is a whole different animal from either of the two chambrays. As discussed in my blog, the warp and weft tell the story. So, what Will calls "new chambray" is voile, but Simonnot Godard also makes a new chambray that is new chambray.
     


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