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    Really quick, quality from the top down:

    Alumo
    Albini DJA
    Riva | Bonfanti | S.I.C. Tessuti (Their top stuff)
    Albini Thomas Mason Goldline | Testa King
    Albini Thomas Mason Silverline | Testa 100s

    All of the above, especially the top five, can outdo any of the others on a particular piece of cloth. My list is an average based upon years of consistency.

    Sorry this is so hurried. CSE calls .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Kabbaz View Post
    It contains only the best cloths from a few mills including Thomas Mason's Albini Spa. and Switzerland's Alumo.
    I thought that Albini owned Thomas Mason (the brand) but did I have that backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Joelle Single-Link Swiss-interlined Cuffs (the Joelle part is what easily justifies the price).
    Andy or AK, can you tell us more about these cuffs? Do you have a picture?

    Also, what is "double-mercerized"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EP View Post
    Mr. Kabbaz,

    I did not realize Kabbaz-Kelly & Sons made ready to wear shirts. Are they
    available (without modification) for sale to the public? I did not see any
    mention of them in the archive or on your website. Thank you.
    Look for Alex! by Kabbaz at your local Stein Mart in Q108.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post
    I thought that Albini owned Thomas Mason (the brand) but did I have that backwards?
    I don't know. Ask Fayed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrimshaw View Post
    Andy or AK, can you tell us more about these cuffs? Do you have a picture?

    Also, what is "double-mercerized"?
    I'm terribly sorry but I can't. Until we get the secret recognition code thing ironed out and I can be sure you are who you say you are, the information has to remain confidential. If by chance you were to see them, Andy or I would have to ... have to ... terminate with extreme prejudice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw View Post
    Look for Alex! by Kabbaz at your local Stein Mart in Q108.
    Ya know, it would be a helluva lot more courteous of you to let me make my own PR announcements. I was saving that for after the Collection of Sartorial Excellence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrimshaw View Post
    Andy or AK, can you tell us more about these cuffs? Do you have a picture?
    Scrimshaw:

    They are barrell cuffs but instead of buttons they have two button holes for cufflinks!

    Are you attending the CSE? I'll show them to you then.
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    Didn't zegnamtl win a Alex Kabbaz custom shirt?

    I have been waiting to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA View Post
    Didn't zegnamtl win a Alex Kabbaz custom shirt?

    I have been waiting to see it.
    So has Zeg. Between his schedule and mine, we will hopefully have finished the fitting process before I retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrimshaw View Post
    Andy or AK, can you tell us more about these cuffs? Do you have a picture?

    Also, what is "double-mercerized"?
    It's not a closeup ... and the model is really old & wrinkly, but these are Joelle Link Cuffs.



    Double mercerized is being put through the mercerization process twice.

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    Mercerization is a treatment for cotton fabric and thread mostly employed to give cotton a lustrous appearance. The series of processes was devised by John Mercer of Great Harwood, Lancashire, in the middle of the 19th century, but didn't become popular until improvements were made to the process in 1890.[1]
    Mercerized cotton, also known as pearl or pearle cotton, is cotton thread (or cotton-covered thread with a polyester core) that has been treated with sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The thread is given a caustic soda bath that is then neutralized with an acid bath. This treatment increases luster, strength, affinity to dye, resistance to mildew, and also reduces lint. Cotton with long staple fiber lengths responds best to mercerization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Kabbaz;497826 . . [LEFT
    Double mercerized is being put through the mercerization process twice.[/LEFT]
    Interesting. I thought it was putting it through the mercerization process three times and then de-mercerizing it once. Is there any real benefit to hand de-mercerizing, or can simple machine double merecerizing work just as well? Which is more artisanal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Kabbaz View Post
    So has Zeg. Between his schedule and mine, we will hopefully have finished the fitting process before I retire.
    I wonder if it will even fit by then.

    Perhaps you need a fishing vaction up there in Canada and you can take an extra day and finish it. The farther north the better the fishing in the lakes up there, so I hear. And the AlCan every corner on the curvy road has another lake or two or three. And the road is paved, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA View Post
    I wonder if it will even fit by then.

    Perhaps you need a fishing vaction up there in Canada and you can take an extra day and finish it. The farther north the better the fishing in the lakes up there, so I hear. And the AlCan every corner on the curvy road has another lake or two or three. And the road is paved, now.
    I would love to ... but all of the travel budget went to pay for Connemara's plane ticket to Sartorial Excellence.
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