What happened to the Cottonwork thread?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LEVOOSH, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    Was there 4-5 days ago, now gone. Can anyone comment?
     
  2. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Senior member

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    Well, I would guess that they did not pay the required fees to remain an affiliate.
     
  3. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    It was here as recent as last night. I hope this doesn't portend bad things for them.
     
  4. cottonwork

    cottonwork Affiliate vendor

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    Hi guys,

    Please be assured business are as usual at CottonWork.

    We are just experimenting new marketing directions. You will continue to see us on Facebook and our ads on other media / channels.

    We'll also check with the styleforum administrator to see if the thread could be reactivated through arrangements apart from direct advertising affiliateship.

    As always, feel free to email us if you require any assistance.

    Cheers
    Kelvin
     
  5. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    There were some useful pics in that one :-/

    Btw, recieved my first cw shirt some days ago, am very pleased. Finally a body measurement service that works.
     
  6. sweatlodge

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    Was just about to post to the cottonwork thread. Guess I'll post here instead:


    Anyone else notice their cottonwork shirts wrinkle real easily? I have 2 cottonwork shirts, love the fit of both. However they have a tendency to wrinkle. I'll leave in the morning with a crisp, ironed shirt and it's a wrinkled mess before lunch. It's a shame because I love everything else about the shirts.
     
  7. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Was just about to post to the cottonwork thread. Guess I'll post here instead:


    Anyone else notice their cottonwork shirts wrinkle real easily? I have 2 cottonwork shirts, love the fit of both. However they have a tendency to wrinkle. I'll leave in the morning with a crisp, ironed shirt and it's a wrinkled mess before lunch. It's a shame because I love everything else about the shirts.


    What kind of material? If it's lighter like a poplin then you're gonna wrinkle a ton, no matter if it's $59 from CW or $400 from Gucci.
     
  8. sweatlodge

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    What kind of material? If it's lighter like a poplin then you're gonna wrinkle a ton, no matter if it's $59 from CW or $400 from Gucci.

    You're probably right. The dobby shirt wrinkles an insane amount. Is this to be expected from dobby? (I searched but couldn't find an answer to this). The other is oxford, which doesn't wrinkle as much as the dobby shirt.

    Which fabrics tend to be the least prone to wrinkles? Twill? Pinpoint? Any others?

    And technically poplin, dobby, etc. are weaves, not fabrics?
     
  9. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    You're probably right. The dobby shirt wrinkles an insane amount. Is this to be expected from dobby? (I searched but couldn't find an answer to this). The other is oxford, which doesn't wrinkle as much as the dobby shirt.

    Which fabrics tend to be the least prone to wrinkles? Twill? Pinpoint? Any others?

    And technically poplin, dobby, etc. are weaves, not fabrics?



    sorry, beyond my technical know-how now. I have a bunch of pinpoints and they hold up pretty well. The elbow areas wrinkle (I work at a desk) but the rest looks decent by end of day.
     
  10. Mr.P

    Mr.P Senior member

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    Here's a photo from my CW experiment. Post-wash. Will go for slightly longer sleeves and wider shoulders on the next one.
     
  11. smartxtai

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    I want to get this forum's opinion on a recent order I placed with CottonWork. I placed my first order with CottonWork and noticed that the sleeve width was not close to my supplied shirt measurements. Specifically, I wanted a 16cm half bicep width but the shirt was 20.5cm.

    Customer service asked to ship back the shirt and store credit would be issued to cover return shipping costs. I replied with the following message:

    I would like opinions. Am I being unreasonable? Is what CottonWork asking typical of any online shirt maker for this type of issue (store credit to cover return shipping costs)?
     
  12. ddoonie

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    I've dealt with Cottonwork on numerous occasions, so I may be biased.

    I too had the same issue with my first shirt but it ended up being somewhat beneficial to the process. I used their error to correct my measurements further - i'm assuming not all measurements are off (only the biceps). In essence a test shirt.

    I have no clue how other mtm shirt makers operate (other than Jantzen, which you probably would never even get a response), but I think it's a fair compromise. Essentially time is your only cost since they will cover your return shipping, fix the shirt and ship it back again.

    Hopefully whatever you chose to do going forward works out in your favour!
     
  13. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Great news, gents. I adviced Kelvin from CottonWork to make changes to CT's webstore by including search options for fabric weights and thread counts. He promised to do so.
     

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