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I need help deciphering a label

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
says 79%CCCCCO 20%PL 1% EA

what are the pl and ea?

thanks
post #2 of 5
Don't know for sure, but I'd guess Polyester and Elastane.
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by Holdfast
Don't know for sure, but I'd guess Polyester and Elastane.

That's correct

ACETATE AC
ACRYLIC PC
ANGORA WA
TRUE HEMP CA
PAPER PI
COTTON CO
CUPRO CU
ELASTANE EA
JUTE JU
CASHMERE WS
LYOCELL CLY
WOOL WO
FLAX LINEN LI
MODAL MD
MOHAIR WM
HAIR HA
NYLON PA
POLYESTER PL
POLYPROPYLENE PP
POLYURETHANE PU
RAMIE RA
SILK SE
TRIACETATE TA
GLASS FIBRE GL
VICUNA WG
VISCOSE* VI
*For the USA
Viscose=Rayon
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info

I just received a pair of Brioni jeans as a gift, and I like the look and comfort a lot, but the polyster and elastine now throw me into a clothing moral crisis (the clothing snob in me tells me I'm not supposed to like that stuff -- though I know some Incotex but small amounts of elastine in the trimmer styles)
post #5 of 5
21% synthetic material sounds excessive, but who knows.

Not to hijack the thread, but this reminds me of a Brioni trunk show I stumbled upon at a Neiman Marcus and just tried on some jackets. I found a red cashmere jacket, and I thought, "What the hell, why not try on a red jacket to see if I like how the color looks on me." I don't recall the exact percentages, but the fabric tag listed wool, silk, and cashmere, using these abbreviations.

A huckster -- not sure if he was with Brioni or Neiman Marcus -- then jumped on me for the sale. I wasn't 100% sure that WS stood for cashmere, so I asked him if he knew what it stood for. He tried to convince me that WS meant wool and silk. I figured that was wrong, since both were already stated separately. I really didn't feel like pressing the point, so I just put the jacket back and thanked him for his time.

He could have used this listing.
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