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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. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Interesting thread.
    Regarding poly, anyone who iron his own shirts should be able to detect polyester right away: the smell of cotton/poly blend is very distinctive when ironing.
    !luc
     
  2. hws

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    Is possible write, Originally Poasted by God? :confused:

    :slayer:
     
  3. hws

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  4. Kei-bon

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    So I was looking through shirtings yesterday and, wanting to seem au courant, asked about *chambray.* I was warned that it shows sweat stains more than other fabrics. FYI.

    (I was not sweating at the time, so I assume this is a general problem.)
     
  5. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Like the phoenix, this thread is rising from the ashes.
    Not everything is Kosher in Chambray land.

    more to follow from the usual source!
    'nuff" said.
     
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  6. brax

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    Please tell me if I´m summing this up correctly: SG produced at least two types of chambray. One was a 100 per cent version that was woven on old looms and can be easily identified because it is about 36 inches wide. The other version is probably an 80/20 blend that is woven on modern looms and may have been outsourced to other facilities in France or Belgium. This second version is of standard width. Is that right?
     
  7. mafoofan

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    Regarding the rougher, denim-like chambray, yes. There is also another, third variety. Modern-loomed, but much finer in weave and texture, and purportedly all cotton. That is the stuff I have and burned.
     
  8. brax

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    Excellent. And have you formed an opinion concerning the quality of this third version?
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Still working on that,
     
  10. brax

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    Cool. Keep us informed. I think that I have a few lengths of what you have that I purchased from ASW but will have to confirm when I get home.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you mean you need to buy more fluid for your lighter?
     
  12. A Y

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    Did you even watch the OneVideo? He used the OneCandle.
     
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  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    must admit, that is classier
     
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  14. AbeFroeman

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    where is this thread going?
     
  15. Ianiceman

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    Exactly where it was destined from the start - right up its own arse!
     
  16. lordsuperb

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    Thoughts on this as a go to?
     
  17. AbeFroeman

    AbeFroeman Well-Known Member

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    Great for one shirt but not OneShirt.

    Extreme cutaways are limited in use.
     
  18. hendrix

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    self stripe shirts are limited in use.
     
  19. Thomas

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    Years ago, Foo had lamented the downturn in Borrelli's quality in a detailed blog post (with pictures and a bit of righteous indignation). I wouldn't guess he's up for trying them again, but you never know.
     
  20. mactire

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    Am I missing something here, why don't chambray afficionadoes try US or Japanese stuff from pacificbluedenim.com or LA Premium Denim Outlet. Or medium blue Oxford from B Black & Sons http://www.bblackandsons.com/medium-blue-oxford-fabric-p-1241.html
     

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