Anyone happy with itailor.com?
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I noticed on iTailor's site many fabrics were listed as 'Wool blend', which is presumably this wool/poly mix, but others said 'Wool rich' which might be a more wool friendly ratio. Does anyone know the different ratios for their cloths?
On the plus side, unrefinery's review said the cut and build quality was good.
I understand the draw of pure wool, honestly I do, I own plenty of stuff that is, but, it's all odd pieces bought on sale.
When it comes to buying full suits on my budget I pretty much have to accept some poly content, particular as I'm fond of 3-pieces.
I already own some poly/wool blend stuff and it doesn't seem too bad to me. I just ensure that it's at least 50 per cent wool - preferably more - if poly is the dominant component it's a no-go. 70 per cent fr iTailor would of course fall into this camp.
The only garments where I'm positively militant in their composition being pure wool (or silk) is ties.
I've been in touch with iTailor and they've explained to me the cloth composition of their suits. Apparently the plain colours are all 'Wool blend' which is this 70 per cent polyester mix unrefinery spoke of.
The patterned fabrics are listed under 'Pinstripe', which include checks, stripes, herringbones, bird's eye and pinpoint patterns. These use the company's 'Wool rich' fabric which is 51 per cent wool and 49 per cent polyester.
Hope this helps anyone on the fence about fabric composition. I'm considering going for the Wool rich but I was really after some plain navy and charcoal to cover the formal end of the spectrum before hitting the patterns for some fun casual stuff. 70 per cent is too much poly for me.
The shirts from iTailor.com are fantastic. I have spent considerable money on their shirts without any issue. However, suits, pants, jeans, ties - all aweful. The quality and the measurements were way off.
Get a nice Hugo Boss suit, and some shirts from here paired with some Italian made shoes and you are good to go.