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post #16 of 21
Super 100's has nothing to do with cloth weight. It tells you something about the diameter of the threads used to weave the cloth. It can be a super 100's 7 ounce or 16 ounce, delicate or strong.
post #17 of 21

Fabrics with a nap such as wool flannel, cashmere, or camel hair lose their nap in places where the fabric rubs against other items be it other fabrics like cloth cars seats, or against itself if there is too much fabric in the seat of your pants or between your legs.  Its is common to lose the nap at the edges of sleeves on sport coats where it folds and into the inner part of the jacket sleeve and sometimes at the elbows if someone constantly leans against counters or tables a lot. 

 

Once a fabric loses its nap, I don't think there is much you can do about it.  Its generally a loss of actual fibers rather than them being matted down.  Someone suggested a stiffly bristled brush, but I would not do that as it could create shiny areas where you have brushed the fabric. 

 

For the future, be sure your pants are properly tailored (so there isn't excess material rubbing against itself in the seat or inner thighs).  Also check and see if your pants are 100% wool, or a wool and cashmere blend.  Years ago I found wool cashmere blends never wear as well as 100% wool and they loose their nap quickly.  

 

Also the sad truth is some people are just harder on their clothes than other people, be it do to their work routines or body type.  I knew a heavy set guy with thighs that rubbed together, and therefore he was always wearing out the inner thighs on suit pants very quickly. 

post #18 of 21
You might want to take close up pictures of the affected areas, then show a picture of an area that has not been affected.
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

nothing looks wrong lol shog[1].gif

If you look closer you'll see that the texture isn't the same everywhere, the look at the cuffs and compare to the buttocks. You may have to zoom slightly to be able to see it. frown.gif
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Schlagtra View Post

If you look closer you'll see that the texture isn't the same everywhere, the look at the cuffs and compare to the buttocks. You may have to zoom slightly to be able to see it. frown.gif

I can understand your frustration.
However, with the pictures you've provided the pants look fine.
Also 20 times of wear is a fair amount of wear especially if you are sitting in them rubbing them
on whatever you're sitting on. As others have said please take more detailed pictures so that better advice can be given.
But from what I can see, the pants still look fine.
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by rsuhandy View Post

I can understand your frustration.
However, with the pictures you've provided the pants look fine.
Also 20 times of wear is a fair amount of wear especially if you are sitting in them rubbing them
on whatever you're sitting on. As others have said please take more detailed pictures so that better advice can be given.
But from what I can see, the pants still look fine.

I understand, and thank you for your answer! Here's another picture, you can clearly see that the texture differs, it looks more like a regular suit fabric as you can see. At the left hand side of the picture you'll see what they used to look like, before the nap was worn out.

Any advice?

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