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@Jompso Thanks for the deets, homie. Always appreciated. So, short of flying you up here to feel my jacket, how do I determine whether or not I could rightfully call this "velvet"? Or were you trying to say that since it's just a finish, if it seems like it is velvet, has the correct composition then it is?

 

 

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Enyce. Yassss!!!


-anyone else just sit and watch @Dirt's Avatar??!

...I do. :hide: 


Edited by Dirt - 7/28/16 at 5:38am
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Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

turned $6 into $265

not easy as it used to be in the Twin Cities

What size were these? Made in France?

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Hey hey now. 6.5?
I am a 7.5.

Same, 7.5. Got anything for sale? :nodding:

post #41524 of 51164
yes - France
10.5
already gone
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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post
 

Not to split hairs like an asshole.... but I think that ship may have sailed, unintentionaly mind you, but full caste and far from sight..... so I though I kinda assumed I would actually slightly straighten this truth out for erryone regarding blazers

 

quality brands or brands using a good quality material will more than likely have their Velvet comprised of 100% Cotton. Just like that Polo Italy piece by Catarelli I posted last week, I don't think it's a secret that older RLBL Caruso suits may have been nice suits, but by no means regarded as a high quality garments, thus receiving the standard good garment material type, 100% cotton makes perfect sense. However with that said, cotton does does not equal velvet, velvet is simply a fabric finish and composition....sythentics are just as often found in this stuff as cottonso it is not a definition of by composition, stating something is velvet is in 0 was equal to stating something 100% cashmere, Velvet can be anything that is able to develop that finish and hand. As perfectly stated by our resident smart man....that 100% Silk Velvet is out there....well sir if you come across it, I'd like a PM...... but anyways.

 

Brands who spend more on their fabric, most recently I even saw a Boss actually with this fabric composition, Zegna has been doing this for well over a decade and so has Kiton and I believe Brioni too, all who have velvet blazers, 0 are 100% Cotton.

 

Most commonly actually come across is a blend of about 91-92% Cotton and 8-9% Cashmere. This is the composition that makes up all those aforementioned garments Boss to Kiton. Zegna actually has a name for it, though obvious no legal standing regarding the composition aspect....which is strange......but the Brain Trust over there decided upon the ingenious.... CASHCO...yes I know crazy..

 

But yea just for the sake of the fact I've owned many many velvet pieces.....the only Cotton only one I have ever owned, is the most recent one I posted, the cantarelli PRL Italy that is 100% cotton. Every other one in my possession, now or ever, have/are 100% of the time 91-92% Cotton, Remainder Cashmere. This is how most brands do these days.....I would love a 100% Silk velvet piece though. Your welcome........or ignore and just remember, Enyce? Instakop.


You are correct, Jompso. My single statement was just shedding light on the fact that velvet is not always 100% cotton. They DO make silk velvet, but it is dreadfully expensive. As a matter of fact, some of the fabric out there marketed as silk velvet has a small percentage of rayon in it. Velvet can also be made from linen, mohair, or wool. Yes, I am sure that you already know that. There again, I am just pointing these things out. Inorganic fibers like polyester, viscose, and acetate are sometimes used in conjunction with natural fibers in the creation of the velvet cloth. Again, I do not claim to be any kind of authority on cloth. For that matter, I am fairly certain that my knowledge on the subject is rather below average. I have just read way too many fabric content tags and make notes about such anomalies.

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yes - France
10.5
already gone

Jealousssss, nice find man, very nice. 

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BB formal suspenders.


RLPL linen pants. 36.


Ledbury x 2. NA as I always give Ledbury in this size to a buddy.


Haven't come across this brand in four years. Engineered Garments contrast collar and cuff shirt. XL.
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How do ya'll search for ties on eBay? Do you use a very general search or very defined? 

post #41529 of 51164
^ive gotten really selective on ties. On the rare occasion i look for one, its usually only by maker (vanda, drakes, or conrad) or material (cashmere, shantung, or grenadine)
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search for "tie lot"
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@dirt

It's velvet. There are other piled weaves like moleskin, corduroy, etc but from the pics yours is velvet.
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Impossible to get a new shoe release now-a-days unless you pay for a cart-bot. *sigh*

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Impossible to get a new shoe release now-a-days unless you pay for a cart-bot. *sigh*

i dont know what 90% of those words mean when put together.
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Impossible to get a new shoe release now-a-days unless you pay for a cart-bot. *sigh*

 

What you tryin to cop, NMD's?

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That series of mixed feelings when you see someone going through a piled high cart of suits and stuff but then you walk past and the shirts on top are Eagle and Claiborne but you still don't know what's all in there...
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