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Why blend in 2% of polyester?

post #1 of 9
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I was browsing for suits recently, and found one I liked (suit supply) which was 95% wool 3% silk 2% poly.
Can anyone enlighten me why would they mix in polyester? The suit was their mid range line, and honestly seeing poly on the label kind of threw me off
post #2 of 9
Poly these days are not the poly from your parents' days.

Adding poly allows for some give/stretch for wider range of movement/comfort.
post #3 of 9
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Thanks, so would you ignore this content?
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Edited by double00 - 11/27/15 at 11:18pm
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Edited by double00 - 11/27/15 at 11:18pm
post #7 of 9
This is a nice suit. In this case I'd ignore the poly content. In general Suitsupply provides a good quality for the price they ask, so I'd be confident that this suit is on the same level as the other ones they have. And the fabric is Reda, which is not an unknown mill.
post #8 of 9
Lots of brands do it for cost reasons. I forget the exact tariff codes, but blending in poly used to allow you to move from a very high tariff for wool or silk to a much lower tariff for wool blends.
post #9 of 9
it is used as a stabilizer in softer weaves.
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