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viyella shirts with plain collar?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Horace, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Horace

    Horace Senior member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Anyone know if Viyella shirts are made with plain collar? (They all appear to be button-down). Or any suggestions on where to find a shirt with a plain collar tailored out of a fabric similar to Viyella?
  2. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

    May 6, 2004
    Although a well respected shirtmaker on this forum does not like to work with "blends", he probably will make some on request. "Truella" fabric may be another option
  3. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Dec 26, 2003
    I just left a message for an old business friend who works for Viyella. I will forward this thread to her when she calls back with her email address. The Viyella shirts are being made in the Brooks factory in Garland, NC. I can always make a shirt with a point collar. Acorn, the English shirting supplier has a great selection of cotton/wool shirtings. It is not sold under the viyella name. I have a few odd cuts of cotton/cashmere inmy shop right now. Really nice stuff. Carl www.cego.com
  4. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

    Nov 7, 2003
    Heart of America
    That's interesting. I have a Brooks wool/cotton blend shirt that is not sold as "Viyella" but is made in USA. Hmmm...
  5. uriahheep

    uriahheep Senior member

    Jan 14, 2005
    Viyella is really just a registered trademark. The Viyella company contracts the weaving of cotton/wool fabric to various mills(currently an 80/20 blend) and makes clothing from it. Ditto Acorn - a converter, not a weaver. Who knows where Acorn and Viyella's fabrics are woven? I'm pretty sure that years ago Viyella had a higher wool content.

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