Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I had a cotton/mohair suit that every place I would sweat faded badly after not too long. I realize this is common for cotton. I remember the dry cleaner mentioning linen as another fabric that he's seen doing this. Just curious if it is a high end vs. low end thing.
From what I understand, certain fabric types (linen / cotton) are inherently worse at keeping their color / avoiding fading than others (namely wool). I suspect that this is exacerbated by lower quality fabrics but I don't think the problem will go away entirely. This is less of an issue with light tans and greys but a bigger deal with something like navy that at least in theory is supposed to be conservative and formal. I don't generally really want to spend good money on something that is going to fade over time (full disclosure, I do have a RAF blue navy blazer in linen but will probably get my next one made out of Fresco or at least a linen wool blend), especially as I end up buying more expensive things.