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Date: 12/19/11 10:55 PM

Does anyone have a really good source for men't shirting? I would like to buy some really good quality fabric.

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Sue

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Date: 12/19/11 11:30 PM

Michaels Fabrics has some very nice shirting (and I think they have a sale going on now). I purchased some Zegna cottons, and cotton/linen & silks during one of their previous sales, and it's the nicest shirting I've purchased so far. (Haven't used any yet, think I'll let it age a bit while I hone my skills before I chance cutting and sewing with it - lol).
I have no idea how expensive shipping from the US would be for you though. There's a link at the top of PR for Michaels Fabrics if you want to check it out.

ETA: They usually have fabrics not listed on their website and are quite happy to send samples (mailers) out, at least in the US. NAYY, just a satisfied customer.
-- Edited on 12/19/11 11:54 PM --

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Date: 12/20/11 7:28 AM

Our local fabric warehouse carries beautiful "Italian shirting" that is finely woven and soft but slightly crisp. When I Googled "Italian shirting fabric" I see that FFC and Vogue have some shirtings imported from Italy. That would be where I would start.

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Date: 12/20/11 10:35 AM

Farmhouse Fabrics has really nice shirting fabric. I've gotten some nice shirtings from Gorgeous Fabrics also.

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Date: 12/20/11 2:57 PM

Acorn is recommended by Cutter and Tailor.

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Date: 12/20/11 9:27 PM

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll have a look at these sites.

Cheers
Sue

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Date: 12/21/11 8:00 PM

Thanks a million, I ordered what seems to be beautiful fabrics and the postage was unbelievably reasonable.

Can't wait for the order now!

Sue

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