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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. bertie

    bertie Senior member

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    Don 't know about shirting - my comment was about the suit/jacket cloth prices. Never asked about the shirt linen as I presumed it was out of my league.
     
  2. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    55 pounds/ meter.
     
  3. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Isn't it half width though so you technically need double the amount than usual? Like 3+ meters for a shirt? I could be totally wrong though.
     
  4. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Hi Slew,

    The stuff I had made up is all normal width, although I dunno about what they are selling now. The shipping is crazy expensive too. They send it wound around a huge tube. Not sure why this is necessary.....
     
  5. Virchow

    Virchow Well-Known Member

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    The shirtings are on 140 cm I think. Haven't handled them though.
     
  6. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    The width is 140 cm, so 2 meters is sufficient. The suitings, however, are half width and the price is 50 pounds pr. meter.

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
  7. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    BTW at 30 pounds I don't think the shipping qualifies as "crazy expensive" but I do agree that they could just as well cut down the costs of the large tubes they are sending them on, and just folk them up as for example Acorn do. I orderes four shirtings, and this is what I received (the length of the tubes being the full 140 cm):

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  8. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Got it. Sounds like the linen shirts are standard, but the suiting is not. Hence my confusion! Haven't picked up any yet. I just don't really enjoy wearing suits in too hot weather anyway so can't justify spending the money on too many of them.
     
  9. bertie

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    To prevent wrinkles?

    I just took delivery of some Chapman chambray and it was delivered the same way - wrapped around a 5 foot tube.
     
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  10. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    HIGH END SHIRT FABRIC FOR SALE.

    American Sember has been selling shirt fabric to the trade for over 50 years.

    Do to circumstance beyond their control, they will be shutting their doors at the present location.
    For the first time, they will sell directly to customers, not just shirtmakers. From June 3- June 12

    This is strictly cash and carry.
    There will be fabric available from the following mills
    Albrecht & Morgan (Swiss)
    Alumo (Swiss)
    Grandi & Rubinelli (Italy)
    Ferno (Italy)
    Testa (Italy)
    S.I.C Tess (Italy)
    Thomas mason silver line $25-33 per yard and Goldline $40 per yard
    D. J Anderson and Soyella $45

    the rest of the fabric 36” is $10 per yard and 60” is $20 per yard
    check with your shirt maker to see how much you will need.
    There is also
    MOP buttons from Gritti (italy) no white 18L lots of colors
    tuxedo pleatings
    lining for inside collars and cuffs.

    It is very difficult to do this for customers from out of town.
    You can email Thomas mason style #s to see if they are still available.
    Do not inquire about Alumo patterns
    Then send a money order. They might be able to set up a paypal account for this.


    American Sember
    29 west 30th st #702 btw 5th and broadway.
    212 889-6188
    Amsember@aol.com

    please call or email before showing up.
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  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The last thing I need is more cloth, but holy crap!
     
  12. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    I hope to see some of those lots appearing in B&S in the near future!
     
  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was there a few days ago, some great stuff. Picked up plenty of Testa, some G&R.
     
  14. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Somebody want to be my Alumo mule?

    Sad to be missing this.
     
  15. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it is really hard to buy with out seeing in person.
    most of the Alumo fabric is from past seasons. so i doubt the style numbers will be helpful
    there is Thomas mason fabric, but not the full collection.
    you could email specific styles to see if they are still in stock.
    i know there is a small amount of byron-kent in white and colors

    i have bought some great things.
    cleaned out the white zendelene.
     
  16. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Someone also cleaned out the white Triplo :( That was gone a month ago. Light blue, also. Same with a lot of the Zendalin and Soyella. The 36” Alumo stuff is fantatic if you like voiles and interesting weaves, though the more conventional stuff went some time ago. As of a few weeks ago there were some very nice wools and cotton/wool cotton/cashmere.
     
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  17. cigarMan

    cigarMan Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks for this PSA. Do you know if they ship to Europe and accept Paypal?
    Cheers
     
  18. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    they will not ship to Europe.
    this is a clearance sale.at the moment
    Cash and carry
    no credit cards
     
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  19. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    What's the typical savings of buying at this sale rather than through your tailor?
     
  20. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you would have to ask your shirtmaker what he charges for CMT.
    some of the older fabrics will never be replicated again.

    Production methods have changed.
     

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