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post #1 of 7
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Hi all,

What exactly is the point of a 34% wool, 33% silk, 33% linen blend? Is it for summer or winter? At first glance it has 2 fabrics which hold heat in and then another which is airy. It just seems like a big contradiction. I was doing a forum search and could not find an adequate answer to the question. Thank you.
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Wool can be pretty airy if its light fabric or an open weave. Also, both the wool and and the silk will make the fabric wrinkle less than linen does. I would expect it to be for summer, or at least for the warmer months even if maybe not for the very hottest days.
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A lot of luxury items are ultimately pointless.

They are, as they are. If you can't enjoy that, then don't bother.
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A lot of luxury items are ultimately pointless.
They are, as they are. If you can't enjoy that, then don't bother.

Good point. I'm just trying to understand the mechanics behind it. It seems alot of these are for spring and summer, but I was trying to reconcile the combo in my mind. Thanks for the help.
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Wool can be pretty airy if its light fabric or an open weave. Also, both the wool and and the silk will make the fabric wrinkle less than linen does. I would expect it to be for summer, or at least for the warmer months even if maybe not for the very hottest days.

Thank you. Seems like if it's a lightweight wool, that would pair well with the linen. The silk then gives it some wrinkle resistance?
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I have summer trousers from Valentini that are wool/silk/linen. They're a bit thicker, sturdier material, a bit like pin-cord, have a nice hand, smoother than linen, don't wrinkle nearly as much and the wrinkles fall out better when hung. Wear pretty cool in summer. I wear them with an unlined hopsack navy blazer etc.
Edited by Cary Grant - 8/26/12 at 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

Wool can be pretty airy if its light fabric or an open weave. Also, both the wool and and the silk will make the fabric wrinkle less than linen does. I would expect it to be for summer, or at least for the warmer months even if maybe not for the very hottest days.

Thank you. Seems like if it's a lightweight wool, that would pair well with the linen. The silk then gives it some wrinkle resistance?

Silk blends are also used to make fabrics softer and smoother (from N&F jeans to Louis Vuitton cashmere!) -- you certainly aren't restricted to thinking about these things in terms of weight or warmth.
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