Originally Posted by CrimsonSox
If I recall correctly, Dirnelli selected a super 180 for his elegant Camps de Luca suit. How does the fabric wear and feel?
Yes, a S180's by Schofield that is truly amazing, no idea which bunch it comes from, wish I knew. Schofield offered 2 suiting lengths to CdL gratis as a demo, so it may even have been a prototype limited run. Marc de Luca had made up the first length for himself and was really impressed by the fabric -- he would pull the suit out of his suitcase at his hotel and it was still in perfect shape. He convinced me to try it by letting me have it at the entry level suit cost, since it was leftover demo fabric, so I jumped on the unique opportunity to try a S180 without paying the premium associated with high Supers.
This fabric holds a trouser crease (and the signature CdL vents crease) like nothing I've ever seen. I was totally surprised, as all of my other high Super suits are quite the opposite, rumpling like kleenex.
From this I learned that the Super # itself is predictive of nothing about fabric behaviour -- it also depends on weight and how the fabric is woven (e.g. ultra high twist? what is mixed in? ) So, you can have high & low Super numbers that behave similarly, it just really all depends.
(Glad this thread has enabled us to collectively debunk a few tailoring myths that get repeated unquestionably & ad nauseam on the fora.)