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You have a jantzen shirt?

ernest

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As we could have a better idea of fabrics than on the website....


Thanks for all
 

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Well, here's a close-up of my latest Jantzen shirt in action...fabric is pink uneven herringbone dobby:
 

ernest

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Thanks, unfortunately we do not see it is pink but white.

Which reference is this on Jantzen website?

One strange thing = herringbone are not egal size everywhere. normal?
 

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It's Pink Uneven Herringbone Dobby #150. Â It shows as faint pink on my monitor; maybe you need to jack up the red control. Â It's a fairly subtle shade. Â The unequal herringbone widths may not be "normal", but they are deliberate.
 

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Gotta tell you ACole- great pattern matching job...
 

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Gotta tell you ACole- great pattern matching job...
I don't know the first thing about pattern matching, but I must agree, it struck me as very well done.
 

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Thanks, guys...Although I've read Flusser's most recent book, I don't actually have much experience with this sort of thing, so I appreciate the votes of confidence.
 

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That was one of the fabrics I liked. What is the texture of the cloth like? It seems like it might be thick and soft, more well suited to a somewhat more casual shirt than to a stiff sharp starched dress shirt. Looks good though.
 

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J--

It's soft in terms of feel, but not very thick, and not loosely woven.  Also, while it isn't Sea Island cotton, it has something of a hard finish that gives it a nice, subtle sheen I wasn't able to capture in the picture.  I suppose you could argue that patterns are inherently more casual than solids, but there's nothing coarse or rugged about this fabric.  I guess I viewed it as more toward the "refined and dressy" end of things, which is why the shirt ended up with a spread collar and French cuffs.

Hope that helps.
 

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Yeah, that helps. What I meant was just more in relation to how well it would hold its shape over a day's wear. I think of the "harder" fabrics that hold their shape better as being more suited for more formal use, and the softer ones that get rumpled more easily as better for casual use. Of course in reality I don't follow the former rule, only the latter; i.e., I wear dressy shirts all the time but wouldn't wear a rumply one with a sharp suit. Get my meaning? Anyway it looks like the fabric falls into the harder category based on the photo and your description. My worries were founded only on looking at the pics at Jantzen and comparing the swatches to stuff I've seen in person, but obviously (as was the point of the thread) the pics don't show all there is to know about the fabric or the end result. Thanks for the clarification.

BTW, I keep enjoying that off kilter herringbone. Subtle yet odd in a good way. That one is on my short list.
 

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Gotta tell you ACole- great pattern matching job...
I don't know the first thing about pattern matching, but I must agree, it struck me as very well done.

Amen there Steve. ACole, to make 4 different patterns work is impressive indeed. I've never tried that -- the most I've done is 3, and that's with trepidation.
 
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Since I was about to order a bunch of Jantzen's again.. I feel you get a much better idea on the fabric if you see it in a picture.. showed as in a finished shirt..

So please show me.
 

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