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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. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Got the swatches from Chapman. I tried to take some photos which would show the cloth a bit better. I believe I failed.

    Here is the texture
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    Each of the blue swatches (because, seriously, orange chambray...) The colors are pretty accurate.

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    Here's the large swatch held up to the light to show the porosity.

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    I crumpled it in my hand and the wrinkle resistance is how you say? No so good.
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  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    ^ Received the same today, and ordered some cut lengths of the Med. Blue and Navy. Will let you guys know how they make up.
     
  3. bertie

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    I was told there was a fairly high minimum order so I'm glad to hear you could order a smaller amount. Not sure I need or want 25 of the same shirt.
     
  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    What the pricing list said is that for less than 25m, there's a 25% surcharge. Since the stuff is cheap as chips, I don't see that as much of a deterrent.

    Let me know how it makes up, ET. I'm holding off for now myself since the weave looks a little loose.
     
  5. FlyingMonkey

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    That really doesn't look to be anything like the same kind of quality that Foo was talking about, 100% cotton or not. Still, I'm nterested to see what any finished shirts look like.
     
  6. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Who is it from then?
     
  7. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I'm not sure there exists a correct fabric for a buttondown with no placket with single link cuffs.

    But it's one of those 'is the King of France bald?'' sort of questions.
     
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  8. AbeFroeman

    AbeFroeman Well-Known Member

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    Why not look at the the OneShoe for some inspiration?

    - Works with jeans and suits
    - Needs help at highest levels of formality (and lowest, lets be real)
    - Doesn't appear on WAYWRN that much, but is classic.

    Spread collar single cuff does not achieve any of this.

    Reality is that the OneShirt is a BD, placket front, BC, end-on-endish fabric blue shirt. Needs a white FC at the high end (and a polo shirt at the low end) to complete the wardrobe.
     
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  9. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    At least in America, that's actually a pretty good argument.
     
  10. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Abe, you seem to be confused about the nature of :foo: threads.

    There is really only OneThread.

    The subject matters ostensibly differ but the true purpose is to, through a series of rhetorical questions and petty arguments, drag you ever-so-slightly higher up the steeze chain while reminding you of your lowly station.

    Know your place and be grateful for the crumbs that fall from :foo:'s Saarinen.
     
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  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The element of :foo: threads I find most interesting is how long they ramble along after he's abandoned them.
     
  12. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Indeed.

    We're simply vultures picking over the carcasses left by Foo Lion .
     
  13. AbeFroeman

    AbeFroeman Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this thread should be called, "The emperor's new (polyester) clothes"
     
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  14. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    Does anybody have any experience with Tessitura Monti chambray? I was told it's 100% cotton, and it seemed pretty good to me. It is very light and very thin, somewhat sheer. It might not be a true chambray, but it looks and feels good. I don't think I can recall anybody mentioning it in this thread..?
     
  15. NOBD

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    Got one today:

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  16. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Very nice, NOBD.

    Incidentally, does anyone know what Foo ended up going with for his OneShirt project?
     
  17. mymil

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    Hah, excellent timing! And, impressions? How does the Tessitura Monti wear? I didn't see this hairline stripe, just solids.
     
  18. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    that is a hairline not chambray

    is the monti chambray a dress shirt version or a casual version?
    can't tell with out a photo
     
  19. NOBD

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    Thanks, Carl. Hairline it is. (It was called summer chambray.)

    Mymil: I wore it a few hours out of the package yesterday and the weave is quite dense (correct my terminology if it doesn't make sense, Carl) in the way that it doesn't stretch at all. So, it's quite smooth and light, not springy. This might be Indian Monti, not Italian Monti; I don't know for sure, and I don't really know what that means. It's certainly not French, though :).

    Update: and it's a bitch to iron. :)
     
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  20. pendragon

    pendragon Senior member

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    I hate shirts that are a bitch to iron. If I was going to have only one shirt, that would be on my list of criteria.
     

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