Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 20, 2013.
Could not have said it better my friend!!
Tonight before ironing I figured I would snap a few pics of my OneShirt. It is Acorn's Cambridge fabric. They call it a summer pinpoint, but I find it perfect for all situations. It is a 3/80 x 3/80 weave, which essentially makes it very durable. Here are a few close up shots so you can see how open the weave is. When it is on it doesn't seem transparent at all, but when up close and held up to the light it is similar to the light high twist fresco. This is essentially a fresco cotton. Wearing fresco in the summer with this shirting I can't imagine one can be any cooler. As a sweaty guinea I like this stuff year round because, well, I am always warm. The downside to this shirting is it isn't very cheap. Also, due to the open weave this shirting does shrink a good amount. Here are the shots, albeit pre-ironing:
Are those white weft yarns in the first photo? If so, I think we may have found another species of chambray - one that can be carefully extracted from pinpoint if cut carefully.
Both warp and weft are white, so technically not chambray, or end on end. Just good ole' white shirt.
This thread has gone off the clothing nerd deepend....
i have something similiar that I also think of a "fresco" given its very open weave.
anyone know the actual name?
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
He's right you know...
This, among other reasons, is why I love dopey.
For derailing a useful technical discussion that others were enjoying?
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.
Once, I had a dream that a hamburger was eating ME!
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.
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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