Originally Posted by Jovan
Bic: If you get non-iron, it should be 100% wool for suits and 100% cotton for shirts. Polyester blends never quite look, feel, or breathe right. Not to mention, they seem very low class.
Thanks for the tip, Jovan. I don't get non-iron. I pack well, use a steamer, and do just fine.
Still, I thought it would be useful to attempt to answer the question asked in the initial post. In my made to measure suit shop I have seen some 90-80 percent wool blends that to many observers would pass as 100% wool. Do you think if I introduced you to 10 men, you would be able to tell me who was wearing a suit that is wool/poly 90/10 blend? I have my doubts.
I once had some attractive 70 cotton 30 poly white shirts that looked great fresh out of the dryer. If I had to spend weeks on the road with only 2 suits and 4 shirts, and was suffering the hassles the initial poster seems to be, I would not rule out getting blends.