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

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  1. edmorel

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    This thread delivers! Thanks, :foo:
     


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    so those that paid $150-200 a shirt length, how do you feel about this? Carl mentioned months ago that the fabric felt cheap but he was attacked.
     


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    I enjoyed the film. The fire engine siren was a nice touch. I'm guessing the Phoenix rises in the sequel?
     
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    As of now there are still no viable or easily obtainable alternatives with the same color and texture. I'm keen to see the swatches that Carl is making up. The chambray Carl had a season or two ago weren't the right color.
     


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    You seek accountability on the internet? :confused:
     


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    Depends on exactly what you're looking for. If you want the "old" denim-like stuff, you're barking up the wrong tree by looking at nice shirting. You want more workwear-oriented stuff. Didn't Carl suggest some sources earlier?

    If you want the finer chambray, that is still available. For what it's worth, the European distributor that sold me mine thinks it's funny people want to use SG's rougher chambray for dress shirts--supposedly, it's actually intended for work uniforms and such. The polyester content is really not much of a secret, just not something the typical iGent wants to know.
     


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    A year or two ago someone on SWD did a special order of workwear shirts in a vaiety of cloths (they were essentially MTM in that you provided about eight measurements and specified a number of details). I got one in red selvedge chambray. In the right shade of blue, it would easily make a great shirt for wearing with a suit.
     


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    Sounds like a better route.
     


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    I am yet to see the same combination of shade of blue and texture. I have seen other chambray, but they are not the right shade of blue and white.
     


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    But it's not like SG has only made one specific hue of blue chambray. From my understanding, they used to offer many different shades of blue at the same time. Moreover, there's really nothing special about the weave or yarns SG uses--so how hard can it be to find a blue that you like? Have you looked at more commercial manufacturers or are you just looking at the typical high-end shirtings? For reasons already explained, the latter are not the right source.
     


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    What employer is paying that kind of price for poly-blend workshirts? :confused:
     


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    The closest I have seen is


    and some wool/cotton blends.

    If you refer to making up a special order chambray in the correct shade of blue from the right source (perhaps from the SWD source), it is not the "easily available alternative" that I mentioned in my original post.
     


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