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post #16 of 27
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Well come to think of it I also have a microfiber cloth for cleaning glasses, works well for that to
post #17 of 27
Microfiber has an interesting feel to it that some might like. It adds variety to a wardrobe. It's not a must-have, but as a synthetic, it is a much better choice than polyester. To answer that other question, tencel is better. Pardon the hyperbole.
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TENCEL® heralds the beginning of a new age in fiber technology. Completely natural, TENCEL® is Lenzing Fibers’ brand name for lyocell. A major break-through was made with the development of the unique nanofibril structure of this fiber. TENCEL®, made from wood pulp cellulose, offers a unique combination of the most desirable properties of man made and natural fibers: soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton. Quite simply a “break-through” fiber.

It's still a bit pricey and hard to find, but having a shirt or pair of pants made of tencel is recommended.
post #18 of 27
I saw some on sale and tried them on. They just don't drape well, and feel, well, synthetic. I was not sold even at ridiculously low prices.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by kolecho
I saw some on sale and tried them on. They just don't drape well, and feel, well, synthetic. I was not sold even at ridiculously low prices.

Allegri makes some nice pieces but they're a bit pricey.
post #20 of 27
At that pricepoint, I will get a Loro Piana jacket
post #21 of 27
My Allegri trench is 100% cotton. I wouldn't trade it for any synthetic.
post #22 of 27
Never. Never make it for people either. The problem is that it is not at all nice to work with. You can't shape it and make it stay in that shape like you can with wool.
post #23 of 27
I found myself with a suit made from a wool/microfiber blend. There actually is a book from a reputable fabric house (I forget which) with a whole line of lightweight travel patterns.

Never again. It does its job by looking pretty good even after a day's worth of abuse. But it holds in heat when you wish it wouldn't. I can't remember if it does worse with dry or humid heat. Anyway, Lessers 10oz would be way better, and there are other options that would be better still in some applications.
post #24 of 27
If anyone wants to take a small risk, Orvis has a good deal on a microfiber shirt.
post #25 of 27
I have two pairs of microfiber pants that I use when playing golf. That way if I get a little muddy or dirty I can throw them in the washer, and if it still doesn't come out, they were only $20 each, so not a great loss. I second (or third or fifth) the evaluation that it doesn't drape well as a fabric.
post #26 of 27
I like both cashmere and vicuna. Some cashmere is only 11 microns thick. Does that qualify as microfiber?
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by AlonzoMosely
Anyone have any experience positive or negative with tencel fabrics for casual or dress clothing?


love Tencel pants...dressier than cotton twill but still with a casual look. Ballin used to make my favorites.

I am now replacing the Tencel pants in my closet with Model (Rayon rich blended pants)..love the hand and drape.

had a 100% Tencel shirt but it was very limp...Tencel with Cotton and Poly are my favorite.
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