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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Mar 20, 2013.
So . . . who makes good chambray?
^ Still after chambray after all it's put you through?
The course of true love never did run smooth...
But I get the appeal -- a rougher end-on-end? Sign me up. I'm a little more plebian, so I'm happy with pinpoint oxford.
I recall seeing a wool blend that looks like a twin of the S-G chambray - but feels and performs differently of course. I don't remember if I saw it at Hermes or at Charvet or both.
Albini has a nice version but it comes in a darker colour then the SG one. However, the last time I was at Piccolo shirting merchant in Naples (where I bought my Albini length a couple of years ago) he was having a finisher dying/washing the Albini Chambray in different shades, and one closely re-assebled the SG colour. Albini is obviously 100% cotton and the fuzzyiness is minimal
Did Carl at CEGO have some nice stuff that's not from SG? I remember him posting something about it at the Unfunded Liabilities thread.
CEGOs didn't have right fuzzy look IIRC. Also color was darker.
Yes, but I don't think Foo likes the fuzz. What some see as fuzz, others see as pilling ...
From memory, Carl's chambray was a "dressy" chambray, which is what makes it (and S&G) unique among other shirtings.
The SG chambray I have from Will is a little fuzzy. Carl has shown me the chambray that he has and it is more neatly finished. I never saw Foos version in real life but from the pictures it looked different from mine as well. I thought Foo wanted the chambray for the surface texture that I haven't seen in other chambray variants. Only thing that comes close is a wool cotton blend.
How do you like them apples? 100% cotton...or so they told me.
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