Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The finest (and only) custom run shirting in the world, made by Bonfanti in Como, Italy

We're doing 6 shirting runs with Bonfanti to start with, and if everything goes according to plan, we’ll do some more in December!

I’ve chosen these 3 designs for their rarity (I don’t think any of them exist in the market at anywhere near this quality level, and for the yellow not at any level), and for their uniqueness yet versatility in pairing with both winter and summer sportcoats and suits.

I’ve also decided to go with Bonfanti’s absolute top quality - if we’re gonna do it, let’s do it properly guys! So we’ll have the finest weave (170/2), the finest fabric (linen-cotton), and the finest quality (etamine, which happens to be Bonfanti’s personal favourite of all his shirtings). Pictures below of etamine, which is unique to Bonfanti and a very special shirting. It is perfect for summer but also works well for winter, and is very robust.

So here we go…

1. sky blue puppy tooth twill 170/2 cotton

2. sky blue stripes 170/2 linen-cotton 

3. red stripes 170/2 linen-cotton etamine

4. red micro gingham 170/2 linen-cotton etamine

5. canary yellow stripes 170/2 linen-cotton etamine

6. canary yellow micro gingham 170/2 linen-cotton etamine

Pictures below of fabric no 6 and 4.

All fabrics will be in 30m runs, meaning there will only be 7 shirts made from each pattern in the world. This is a whole new league above limited edition. 

Not just the shirt is bespoke, but even its fabric is bespoke now, and the finest available.

The cloth is of 90cm width, because it’s woven on antique shuttle looms which produce very fine and durable shirting at very slow speeds. Bonfanti, along with Riva, are the only mills world-wide still producing shirting in this artisanal manner. These old 90cm looms create fabric with an unsurpassably soft hand.

The cloths will take 2 months to weave. Please register your interest with me asap so we can put in the order and have the cloths ready by the start of December, and have finished shirts by the Christmas and New Year festivities!

85 SGD/m (either wire or paypal+fees)

Most of the cloths are approx 150 gr mt/L (adjusted to compare with 150cm shirting)

4m minimum which should be just right for most, bearing in mind the 90cm width. If there’s any extra this can be used for pattern matching (since these are patterned cloths), and for replacing collars and cuffs when they wear out.

Email with subject heading "SHIRTINGS" to order.

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