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Durability of Birdseye for regular rotation?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Greetings,

I'm looking for a fabric for my next chan suit and birdseye has really caught my eye. Is this a durable fabric for regular (fairly regular) rotation? Any issues with excessive wear, pilling or the dreaded wool shine? I'd prefer a darker blue/navy if that makes a difference.

Thanks
post #2 of 12
Shouldn't really be a problem. I'm guessing that nailhead would be slightly more durable.
post #3 of 12
Birdseye catches (snags) more easily than other business weaves.
post #4 of 12
Never had a snag is decades of wearing birdseyes.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

So overall you'd say it's fairly durable for regular office wear? How would you compare to say a herringbone. Essentially I already have some navy suits but still love the colour and would like to add more "texturized" fabric to my rotation. Ideally I'd like a suit so I'm cognizant of the additional beating the pants would get as opposed to a sports coat/blazer where the pants can be replaced easily.

 

Cheers

 

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Originally Posted by Will View Post

Never had a snag is decades of wearing birdseyes.


 

post #6 of 12
You're not as prickly a personality as me - I have. frown.gif
post #7 of 12
Durability, etc, depends on the weight as much as the weave.
post #8 of 12
Isn't low 100's worsted considered the most durable of suiting fabrics?
post #9 of 12
Yes, I think so.

I'm selling some nice birdseye in my suiting cloth thread.
post #10 of 12
I found Holland and Sherry intercity snags a bit. I have some H Lesser in 13 oz and 16 oz thats indestructible.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mack11211 View Post

Durability, etc, depends on the weight as much as the weave.

What weight would you suggest for a year round Birdseye? Between 9oz to 11oz? I live in a fairly mild climate so I don't need too heavy a fabric.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Vancity View Post

What weight would you suggest for a year round Birdseye? Between 9oz to 11oz? I live in a fairly mild climate so I don't need too heavy a fabric.

A year-round fabric is a difficult concept. Better to look for somerthing good in the cooler parts of three seasons. The weight you're suggesting sounds right. Something like AFF 22 in my suiting thread.
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