The 90% Tonik is scratchy and stiff. I'm not surprised it resists the iron as much as it resists wrinkles and humidity. I have suit lengths of 100% mohair and dupioni silk and I suspect neither of them are going to be easy to tailor.
Am I the only one left still thinking of getting more ties from Passaggio Cravette? I met up with him and Marta in Milan 2 years ago. I got my stuff mailed to me without a hitch. He has stuff I haven't seen anywhere else. The blue mesh tie is still on my mind but his ties are quite pricey.
I found this article so sad.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/fashion/when-a-workout-is-black-tie.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share NYTimes: Orchestras Get in Tune With Modern Black-Tie
That abomination is not even black tie. It's some perversion of white tie.
I heard from a friend who, when as a peds resident, had a patient on the floor getting the leg lengthening procedure. Apparently they would twist a screw everyday to increase the length a little bit. He would hear the kid scream in agony from down the hall.