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Poll Results: Would you buy clothing made partially of polyester?

 
  • 41% (15)
    Yes
  • 58% (21)
    No
36 Total Votes  
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

No se si eso tiene algo q' ver con este tema

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNymzWEkknA


Nada que ver...no soy cholo, ni naco...mi gente es de rancho.

post #17 of 29
Yo he visto ese tipo de pantalones de polyester, y la verdad son muy incómodos para mi gusto, mucha gente los usa en las fiestas de los pueblos aquí en México.

I've seen that kind of pants made of polyester and they are very uncomfortable. A lot of people wear those for festivities in some small towns here in Mexico.

Going back to the main subject of this thread, I only wear polyester in sports jerseys and shorts, but it's cotton in all my other clothes.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by carlos20co View Post

Yo he visto ese tipo de pantalones de polyester, y la verdad son muy incómodos para mi gusto, mucha gente los usa en las fiestas de los pueblos aquí en México.

I've seen that kind of pants made of polyester and they are very uncomfortable. A lot of people wear those for festivities in some small towns here in Mexico.

Going back to the main subject of this thread, I only wear polyester in sports jerseys and shorts, but it's cotton in all my other clothes.


Si son medios incomodos pero uno se acostumbra...y la verdad el estilo setentero de rancho era una evolucion de ropa de campesino a ropa "Western" estilo estadounidense...no llego al nivel de cursi del estilo que se encontro en Tejas...llego a un nivel con estilo sin ser excesivo, en mi opinion.

 

They can be a bit uncomfortable but one becomes accustomed to it...the 70's ranch style in Mexico (Jalisco to be exact) achieved a nice happy medium and wasn't excessive the way Western style did in say Texas in the 70's.

post #19 of 29
I have a pair of Borrelli trousers that are about a quarter "Polyammide," the rest cotton, and good for casual wear. They do feel a bit like quick-dry hiking pants (a la Ex Officio), but it's not so bad.

Also, a couple of my Italian shirts from decent makers (forget if they're Borrelli or Barba or something) are a percentage polyester or similar man-made. Doesn't detract from the feel very much. Presumably there to avoid wrinkles.

FWIW I used to have some stretchy poplin Prada shirts that had some polyester/nylon or something in them. People poopoo Prada, but those shirts were pretty comfortable and good looking.
Edited by Loudly - 5/28/13 at 4:51pm
post #20 of 29
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The more polyester, the less wrinkling, fading, and shrinkage.

If you think it's hot, you are too delicate.
post #21 of 29

Did you buy a training shirt for your own use, or a team's uniform shirt?

post #22 of 29
I voted "no." However, I have a few items made from polyester blends: my Balliol College polo shirt (Had I known it was a poly blend, I woudn't have bought it.); many of my socks are cotton-synthetic blends, as are the cheap boxer undershorts I buy from Target; I think I have one Ralph Lauren sports shirt that's quite nice despite having a very small portion of polyester.

As a general matter, though, I shun fabrics made of or containing synthetics of any sort except for Bemberg linings in my good jackets.
post #23 of 29
Me encanta este thread, narco-chic, esto hacia falta en SF,

Love this thread, narco-chic was missing here in SF, digging it. I did have some polyester stuff when I was younger, sanchito is right, uno se acostumbra.
post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 

Are you like... a 1980s Texan sheriff?

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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post


Sure do:

 

and

 

post #25 of 29
Polyester slacks - 65% Dacron/35% Rayon - were all the rage in days of yore:

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by Loudly View Post

Polyester slacks - 65% Dacron/35% Rayon - were all the rage in days of yore:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Outright misogyny was all the rage in the days of yore, as exemplified by that advertisement.

post #27 of 29
That one's pretty shocking.
post #28 of 29

Today, I am wearing a Brooks Brothers blue blazer that is 55% polyester-45% wool and a Brooks Brothers repp tie that is 65% silk-35% polyester.  I bought both items at Brooks Brothers in the late '60's-early 70's.  At that time, Brooks Brothers sold many things that were part polyester.  Somehow, since that time, some people now imagine that there is something horrid about things that are part polyester.  I have no idea how that idea got into their minds.  Things that are part polyester seem to hold up better over the years and are far less attractive to moths than items made of 100% wool or 100% silk.

post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

I have no idea how that idea got into their minds.  

Odor, heat, texture, sheen.....
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