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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. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    It's very funny how the shirting went from singular to crap by just acknowledging that it has poly in it.
     
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  2. hendrix

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    This has got to be up there with the best posts on the forum.

    just saying and all that.
     
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  3. hendrix

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    another very good, eloquent post (just incase this is misenterpreted; no sarcasm abides in these words.
     
  4. The Thin Man

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    I can understand the attraction of the SG chambray, which for me is tied to the attraction of oxford cloth. I am looking for a lighter-weight alternative to oxford cloth, which both has a different texture than formal shirtings and can be worn with a buttondown collar and a tie.

    I can also understand why mafoofan feels lied to -- Torsten himself gives the impression of being misled (www.the-journal-of-style.com/2013/05/01/chambray-gate/):
     
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  5. hws

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    For me is funny because some tisserand S-G use for to make tissus chemises S-G was tisserand en Belgique! Is no always honest déclaration origin of tissus!
     
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  6. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    any textured lined weave or some type of seersucker?
     
  7. dieworkwear

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    SG shambray?
     
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  8. Loathing

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    Am I the only person here who holds this esoteric piece of knowledge: American Apparel's poly-blend tee shirts (50% polyester) are way more expensive than their 100% cotton counterparts?
    For a producer like SG, who sell low volumes, 20% polyester really isn't going to make them much money. As others have said, 100% cotton chambray can be had for $5/m.
     
  9. Eustace Tilley

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    You're a funny guy. That's why Foo will kill you last.
     
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  10. dieworkwear

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    Is Simonnot Godard now considered Dubiously Honored?
     
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  11. JPHardy

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    D, is very funny and very knowledgeable. Reminds me of someone, who is missed.

    Back to the subject of shambray.

    I found an "oxford" that resembled the chambray qualities that were all the rage pre YFooK. I'm wearing it today for the first time. I pulled down and the tails and it has a certain spring to it that makes me think to get this fuzz you need poly in it.

    It was not purchased from Carl.
     
  12. jrd617

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    :foo: Quite a Rogues Gallery you've amassed:


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  13. jrd617

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    Yes, see above
     
  14. Eustace Tilley

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    You forgot two. I also think Hermes has been pardoned.


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  15. gambit50

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    Funny how?
     
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  16. gambit50

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    Shouldn't you have posted Ambrosi 14 months later? And then it should still be half a mirage, no?
     
  17. jrd617

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    Funny like a clown.
     
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  18. zalb916

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    There's a few older ones:

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    And the non-clothing genre:

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    What happened with Borrelli, Oxxford, and Jay Kos?
     

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