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

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  1. mafoofan

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    Chinese looms never break down. The wisdom of the weaver is the only variable.
     
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    I think it's time for Carl to burn more chambray.
     
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    Getting shirts fabrics pre washed, is so 2012.

    Where is getting your shirt fabrics Burned Tested by Carl "BTC'd" on the STYLEFORUM / IGENT MC HYPE CYCLE

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    Am I am the only one who has moved on from chambray to linen and linen-cotton blends? Combination Cashmere/wool and cotton are good for the winter too.
     
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    I am not a one-shirt kind of guy, but I do like end-on-end weaves generally. I have, however, taken a real liking to linen/cotton and wear some of them year round. I don't think I have seen any cashmere/wool and cotton that I would wear with a suit, though.
     
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    linen-cotton was other iGent obsession, is real no so good! i wear shirt of voile cotton all month of year, every where in world i go! :slayer:
     
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    Except, voile is only slightly more durable than two-ply toilet paper.
     
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    the elderly shirtmakers double the fabric on the voile collars and cuffs. so when the tip wears through on the first layer, you still don't see the white of the lining.

    or double the fronts adding the moire effect.
     
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    This would be equivalent to gdl crushing EG boxes and we all saw where that got him...
     
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    But doesn't doubling up on lightweight breathable fabric like voile defeat the purpose of using it in the first place?
     
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    You would think so, and there must be some tradeoff in terms of warmth, but I don't think it makes that much of a difference in practice. The layers kind of float since they are open at the bottom and the fabric is so loose that air still passes through. Dege did this for me since they use nearly transparent voiles. I experimented with having the backs doubled, too.
     
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    I have a 100% cashmere striped shirt with a button down collar that I sometimes wear with a coat. I have seen some wool-cotton blends that look similar in texture to chambray.
     

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