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by Saint of Killers » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:58 am

Jenuall wrote:New suit picked up from M&S - £140. I've not picked up a suit for a while, I don't tend to need one that often but anything I have is getting a bit threadbare so a replacement was needed!

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Ad7 wrote:Got some sort of triple jacket cape going on there too.


:lol:

Levitating triple jacket cape.

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by Jenuall » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:02 am

Saint of Killers wrote:
Jenuall wrote:New suit picked up from M&S - £140. I've not picked up a suit for a while, I don't tend to need one that often but anything I have is getting a bit threadbare so a replacement was needed!

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Face cut off to spare you all from the pain*

And yes I know my shoes are not done up, that's just how I roll :lol:


The pain of immediately exploding your load on seeing how much of a beauty I am that is. :datass:


Ad7 wrote:Got some sort of triple jacket cape going on there too.


:lol:

Levitating triple jacket cape.


Well of course it's levitating!

Is that not how everyone wears jackets? :shifty:

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by Vermilion » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:03 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I'm down with that. Have a few Uniclo shirts as hand-me-downs and bought about 3 in Kyoto (Evangelion 2.0, Heinz Ketchup & saki brand, UTC series) and they're all still great, making them 8 years old now. Good quality jersey and prints are durable.


The quality of Uniqlo stuff is fantastic, and it's cheaper than a lot of the other high st brands.

Found a pic of my splatoon tee from last year...

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I don't just buy their t shirts either, most of my wardrobe is now uniqlo items.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:16 pm

I have a few DBZ shirts from Uniqlo, and a Great Wave one which may well be the comfiest t-shirt I've ever worn.

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by Hexx » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:34 pm

I'm not trying to be creepy...but is it me or has Jenual got HUGE fingers.

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by Albear » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:39 pm

Normal size but tiny palms so look bigger

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by Jenuall » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:00 pm

Hexx wrote:I'm not trying to be creepy...but is it me or has Jenual got HUGE fingers.


All the better for... actually no, let's not go there! :slol:

I think the framing of that shot may be somewhat distorting the size of my hands.

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by Mafro » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm

Of course Hexx notices that immediately.

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:32 pm

Jenuall in his old suit (far left)

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by Jenuall » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:41 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Jenuall in his old suit (far left)

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:lol:

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by Hexx » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:56 pm

I nearly posted that but worried it might be too mean :lol:

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by Sandy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:45 pm

They look pretty normal sized, maybe you just have tiny fingers?

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by Clarkman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:11 am

Has anyone bought much merch/clothing from Fangamer? Got a cart full of stuff I'd love, but worried about import tax nonsense.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:55 am

The worst thing with importing tees is sometimes the handling charge alone works out more than the tax you owed. Happened to me with Threadless.

Of course now I just put whatever I want on a t shirt. It's nice to get a licensed screenprint occasionally but the quality of my own tees is usually better to wear lol

I had an M&S suit once. I got one when I was 16 for a prom. I threw up over it within a year and never wore the trousers again but I did wear the jacket until that disappeared somewhere.

I used to wear jackets all the time but I haven't done so for years. Kind of replaced if with a waistcoat from white stuff. I might change back again since I have so many dinner shirts and can make innoffensive tees to go with them.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:55 am

The worst thing with importing tees is sometimes the handling charge alone works out more than the tax you owed. Happened to me with Threadless.

Of course now I just put whatever I want on a t shirt. It's nice to get a licensed screenprint occasionally but the quality of my own tees is usually better to wear lol

I had an M&S suit once. I got one when I was 16 for a prom. I threw up over it within a year and never wore the trousers again but I did wear the jacket until that disappeared somewhere.

I used to wear jackets all the time but I haven't done so for years. Kind of replaced if with a waistcoat from white stuff. I might change back again since I have so many dinner shirts and can make innoffensive tees to go with them.

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by Mafro » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:05 pm

Green Gecko wrote:The worst thing with importing tees is sometimes the handling charge alone works out more than the tax you owed. Happened to me with Threadless.

Of course now I just put whatever I want on a t shirt. It's nice to get a licensed screenprint occasionally but the quality of my own tees is usually better to wear lol

I had an M&S suit once. I got one when I was 16 for a prom. I threw up over it within a year and never wore the trousers again but I did wear the jacket until that disappeared somewhere.

I used to wear jackets all the time but I haven't done so for years. Kind of replaced if with a waistcoat from white stuff. I might change back again since I have so many dinner shirts and can make innoffensive tees to go with them.

You'll know this. What is the specific type of material that seems to be used in a lot of American t-shirts? I've got two free ones from Digital Ocean and an NHL one that are made of the same type of stuff, it's soft and comfy as strawberry float and the colour is always a sort of marbled effect. Never seem to see the same stuff over here.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:06 pm

Mafro wrote:You'll know this. What is the specific type of material that seems to be used in a lot of American t-shirts? I've got two free ones from Digital Ocean and an NHL one that are made of the same type of stuff, it's soft and comfy as strawberry float and the colour is always a sort of marbled effect. Never seem to see the same stuff over here.

Do you mean the kind that's sort of embossed? Like, the fabric is thicker in little lumpy lines?

I'd love to know as well, my Great Wave one is made out of that stuff, and it really is comfy as strawberry float. It just says 100% cotton on the label, though. No clue as to the manufacturing style.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:22 am

Mafro wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:The worst thing with importing tees is sometimes the handling charge alone works out more than the tax you owed. Happened to me with Threadless.

Of course now I just put whatever I want on a t shirt. It's nice to get a licensed screenprint occasionally but the quality of my own tees is usually better to wear lol

I had an M&S suit once. I got one when I was 16 for a prom. I threw up over it within a year and never wore the trousers again but I did wear the jacket until that disappeared somewhere.

I used to wear jackets all the time but I haven't done so for years. Kind of replaced if with a waistcoat from white stuff. I might change back again since I have so many dinner shirts and can make innoffensive tees to go with them.

You'll know this. What is the specific type of material that seems to be used in a lot of American t-shirts? I've got two free ones from Digital Ocean and an NHL one that are made of the same type of stuff, it's soft and comfy as strawberry float and the colour is always a sort of marbled effect. Never seem to see the same stuff over here.

It's a bit tough to say. Here are some suggestions:

Triblend. It's a mixture of cotton, polyester and rayon. Increasingly fashionable for its soft feel, nice stretch, rebound and hang and easy care nature and more dynamic look. American Apparel seemed to do it quite a while ago.

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"Marled/heather" - typically a blend of cotton and polyester (polycotton), differently dyed fibres to create a vintage, worn look from 2 colours. Pretty much just describes what you get above with tri-blend but "marled" can mean more streaky and you have to look at the fabric composition to find out potentially why. You know those speckly grey sports shirts, like white noise? That's a heather blend. It's usually 50:50 polycotton blend because polyester dries faster while cotton is warm and soft. You could also combine single threads of different sizes.

Combed and/or ringpsun - a method of softening T-shirts which while the former slightly reduces the life of the garment, makes it really soft to touch from the shelf. It might make the print fuzzy so it needs to be combined with a good stitch density to get a quality T. The threads are "ringspun" together to tighten them and then "combed" to sort of "fuzz" them up and take out any impurities

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(Bear in mind that image comes from a manufacturer so that is pretty biased - carded cotton can be soft as well if it isn't spun that badly and the stitch density is good.)

French Terry - a stitch where tiny loops are pulled through or soft piles of yarn created on one side to give it a luxury, squishy sort of fleece-like feel (without being fleece, which is generally polyester). More typical on pullovers than shirts. I think these loops are created by "Ghiordes or Senneh knots" but I'm way deeper than I need to be now.

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Jersey knit - your standard >>>>> shape stitches usually running from top to bottom of shirt that gives it a slight stretch - about 95% of shirts are stitched this way

Ribknit - Is what it sounds like. Stretchy and I guess has less contact with skin so can seem softer but also rubs if its a carded or course spun thread

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Combine some of those together and you'll probably get what you want? But what Chocolate-Milk says has me intrigued..

Generally how soft your garment is, is a mixture of weight (grammage measured in Oz2 or gsm2), stitch density (how thick each "single" thread is determined by how many fibres are included per thread, for example 32 fibres twisted together is pretty good, 18-20 is standard cheap shirt) and it can be "single face" which means flat on one side and piled on the inside - so softer inside than outside), pre-softening treatment and generally the quality of the cotton and how it has been dyed, dried and treated at the factory, before or after its assembled.

Edit: I've found something else I've never heard of being used in traditional T-shirts before, Boucle - "A knit or woven fabric with small curls or loops that create a nubby surface. The fabric has a looped, knotted surface."

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If the manufacturer does these kinds of techniques with a high stitch density it might look like a normal shirt but zoomed-in it's actually much more complex to get the different / comfier feel than you are used to with typical shirts.

Edit: Having found this, I'm pretty sure what you guys are talking about (and may not be the same thing) is a form of French Terry shirt but which also happens to be a marled/heather look by mixing separately died threads for a textured look. Very few brands are going to use that unless it's a £25+ tee or they're pushing huge volumes (like Uniclo).

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For example American Apparel do one, my trade supplier is wanting £18.50 each :dread:

That said, American Apparel themselves are asking for £27.50 stateside so let me know if you want one lol https://www.americanapparel.com/en/fren ... irt_tf402w

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by Mafro » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:23 pm

Green Gecko wrote:
Mafro wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:The worst thing with importing tees is sometimes the handling charge alone works out more than the tax you owed. Happened to me with Threadless.

Of course now I just put whatever I want on a t shirt. It's nice to get a licensed screenprint occasionally but the quality of my own tees is usually better to wear lol

I had an M&S suit once. I got one when I was 16 for a prom. I threw up over it within a year and never wore the trousers again but I did wear the jacket until that disappeared somewhere.

I used to wear jackets all the time but I haven't done so for years. Kind of replaced if with a waistcoat from white stuff. I might change back again since I have so many dinner shirts and can make innoffensive tees to go with them.

You'll know this. What is the specific type of material that seems to be used in a lot of American t-shirts? I've got two free ones from Digital Ocean and an NHL one that are made of the same type of stuff, it's soft and comfy as strawberry float and the colour is always a sort of marbled effect. Never seem to see the same stuff over here.

It's a bit tough to say. Here are some suggestions:

Triblend. It's a mixture of cotton, polyester and rayon. Increasingly fashionable for its soft feel, nice stretch, rebound and hang and easy care nature and more dynamic look. American Apparel seemed to do it quite a while ago.

Image

"Marled/heather" - typically a blend of cotton and polyester (polycotton), differently dyed fibres to create a vintage, worn look from 2 colours. Pretty much just describes what you get above with tri-blend but "marled" can mean more streaky and you have to look at the fabric composition to find out potentially why. You know those speckly grey sports shirts, like white noise? That's a heather blend. It's usually 50:50 polycotton blend because polyester dries faster while cotton is warm and soft. You could also combine single threads of different sizes.

Combed and/or ringpsun - a method of softening T-shirts which while the former slightly reduces the life of the garment, makes it really soft to touch from the shelf. It might make the print fuzzy so it needs to be combined with a good stitch density to get a quality T. The threads are "ringspun" together to tighten them and then "combed" to sort of "fuzz" them up and take out any impurities

Image

(Bear in mind that image comes from a manufacturer so that is pretty biased - carded cotton can be soft as well if it isn't spun that badly and the stitch density is good.)

French Terry - a stitch where tiny loops are pulled through or soft piles of yarn created on one side to give it a luxury, squishy sort of fleece-like feel (without being fleece, which is generally polyester). More typical on pullovers than shirts. I think these loops are created by "Ghiordes or Senneh knots" but I'm way deeper than I need to be now.

Image

Jersey knit - your standard >>>>> shape stitches usually running from top to bottom of shirt that gives it a slight stretch - about 95% of shirts are stitched this way

Ribknit - Is what it sounds like. Stretchy and I guess has less contact with skin so can seem softer but also rubs if its a carded or course spun thread

Image

Combine some of those together and you'll probably get what you want? But what Chocolate-Milk says has me intrigued..

Generally how soft your garment is, is a mixture of weight (grammage measured in Oz2 or gsm2), stitch density (how thick each "single" thread is determined by how many fibres are included per thread, for example 32 fibres twisted together is pretty good, 18-20 is standard cheap shirt) and it can be "single face" which means flat on one side and piled on the inside - so softer inside than outside), pre-softening treatment and generally the quality of the cotton and how it has been dyed, dried and treated at the factory, before or after its assembled.

Edit: I've found something else I've never heard of being used in traditional T-shirts before, Boucle - "A knit or woven fabric with small curls or loops that create a nubby surface. The fabric has a looped, knotted surface."

Image

If the manufacturer does these kinds of techniques with a high stitch density it might look like a normal shirt but zoomed-in it's actually much more complex to get the different / comfier feel than you are used to with typical shirts.

Edit: Having found this, I'm pretty sure what you guys are talking about (and may not be the same thing) is a form of French Terry shirt but which also happens to be a marled/heather look by mixing separately died threads for a textured look. Very few brands are going to use that unless it's a £25+ tee or they're pushing huge volumes (like Uniclo).

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For example American Apparel do one, my trade supplier is wanting £18.50 each :dread:

That said, American Apparel themselves are asking for £27.50 stateside so let me know if you want one lol https://www.americanapparel.com/en/fren ... irt_tf402w

Had a look at the labels, one is definitely triblend and the others are marled/heather I guess since they're 50%/50% (or 52%/48% in the case of one)

Do you do prints on those? :shifty:

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:11 am

Brilliant post Green Gecko! Thats good to know, i've heard of all those names before but never really looked into how they are so different!
Wanted a really comfortable outfit so I treated myself to a tracksuit :D
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