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Is a 100% Wool Suit a bad idea??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HHainey, May 11, 2011.

  1. Liquidus

    Liquidus Well-Known Member

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    Serious question: Is there a distinction between worsted wool and wool when it comes to suits and jackets?
     
  2. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Well-Known Member

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    Serious question: Is there a distinction between worsted wool and wool when it comes to suits and jackets?

    Virtually all suit fabrics are worsted wool (lightweight, soft, silky). There are exceptions, of course, such as heavier and coarser wools (known as woolens) such as tweeds.
     
  3. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Well-Known Member

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    That information is CLASSIFIED and is only on a need-to-know basis only.

    Oh, to hell with it!

    Here ya go!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Well-Known Member

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  5. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Well-Known Member

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    P.S. The OP isnt even a n00b... He only has 1 post [​IMG]
     
  6. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Well-Known Member

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    The suit would be very uncomfortable. Very stiff, itchy and worst of all, you would get splinters.

    ....ooops, nevermind, I thought you said wood.


    I make sure to sand my suits down well before wearing them[​IMG]
     
  7. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Well-Known Member

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    what a useful thread [​IMG]
     
  8. GBR

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    Fashionable folks know that a 100% polyester suit is the best. The feel, the look, and the style is impeccable.

    Sarcasm I hope - if not crap.
     
  9. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    I found a suit I like, but it is 100% wool. I was told that the only wool to get is Worsted Wool but that if it says just 'wool' then it will likely be itchy. is this true? i thought the jacket has a lining? are they talking about the pants?

    can anyone give advice about buying or not buying a suit that says 100% wool?

    the sooner answer the better please -- thanks!!!


    Troll.
     
  10. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    Do RLPL's get more debrambling than RLBL or blue label?
    Of course, they cost that much more. But Lauren uses the old Italian debramblers that their suiting industry sold off a few years ago, not the newer ones you'll find in places like the U.S. or Asia.
     
  11. Xenon

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    Serious question: Is there a distinction between worsted wool and wool when it comes to suits and jackets?

    Sorry but in keeping with the spirit of this thread I have to answer this:

    Worsted wool as the root name implies is worse! Even more sinful is farworsted wool but sometimes the term is used to imply bad wool from far away.[​IMG]
     
  12. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Well-Known Member

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    Wow! There are first posts and then there are first posts.

    Delete your account, start over and pretend this never happened.

    And never speak to that individual about clothing ever again.
     
  13. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but in keeping with the spirit of this thread I have to answer this:

    Worsted wool as the root name implies is worse! Even more sinful is farworsted wool but sometimes the term is used to imply bad wool from far away.[​IMG]


    I need your opinion then on those Super 150 WorstedEver suits on Ebay. Worth it for $99???
     
  14. softy

    softy Well-Known Member

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    Wearing some LowlyWool right now. [​IMG]
     
  15. jcmeyer

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    Wearing some LowlyWool right now. [​IMG]

    If you live somewhere that it rains a lot, you also might want to consider some sort of poncho/tarp-like material as it will be waterproof and wrinkle-resistant.

    Something like this, only more formal:
    [​IMG]
    Definitely lose the flip flops, though because those are [​IMG]
     
  16. softy

    softy Well-Known Member

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    If you live somewhere that it rains a lot, you also might want to consider some sort of poncho/tarp-like material as it will be waterproof and wrinkle-resistant. Something like this, only more formal:
    [​IMG]
    Definitely lose the flip flops, though because those are [​IMG]

    That already looks pretty formal to me as far as suits go. Wouldn't it be more casual to wear contrasting trousers? Also, by tarp-like material, I assume you were referring to the trashbag material in the background? Would that look OK as a 3-piece suit?
     

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