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A travel blazer/suit - nylon?

gurakshun

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Something I have been interested in lately is a blazer (but more preferably a suit) that has the following functionalities (or as much of each one and the overall list as possible):
1. Water repellent
2. Wrinkle-resistant
3. Does not stain
4. Comfortable

While of course also looking good (which is not to be understated). I am picturing something you could comfortably wear on a plane and not have to worry if the kid next to you spills on you, or could wear if you had to run from security to gate in a hurry, and doesn't require either having to watch carefully what your body touches or if something gets in contact with you, dry clean every time you wear it.

Obviously this wouldn't pass for more formal wear/functions but would look way better than wearing a tshirt and shorts, and in my case, might ease my mind because I am constantly worried about keeping my clothes clean.

Is there anything like this today? I have heard about nylon travel blazers and suits - is there anyone who makes something that is actually high end/looks good like that?

Thank you!
 

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If such a thing were possible for a suit (water repellent) it's very unlikely the material would breathe. You'd be coated in sweat in no time. I can't imagine one being made out of GORE-TEX.
 

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Something I have been interested in lately is a blazer (but more preferably a suit) that has the following functionalities (or as much of each one and the overall list as possible):
1. Water repellent
2. Wrinkle-resistant
3. Does not stain
4. Comfortable

While of course also looking good (which is not to be understated). I am picturing something you could comfortably wear on a plane and not have to worry if the kid next to you spills on you, or could wear if you had to run from security to gate in a hurry, and doesn't require either having to watch carefully what your body touches or if something gets in contact with you, dry clean every time you wear it.

Obviously this wouldn't pass for more formal wear/functions but would look way better than wearing a tshirt and shorts, and in my case, might ease my mind because I am constantly worried about keeping my clothes clean.

Is there anything like this today? I have heard about nylon travel blazers and suits - is there anyone who makes something that is actually high end/looks good like that?

Thank you!
You are probably too young to remember the polyester monstrosities in the '70s.
Not specifically designed to be waterproof, etc but they generally looked substandard

See-Johnny-Carsons-line-of-polyester-suits-that-were-big-sellers-in-the-70s-770x462.jpg
 

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Isaia's Aqua fabrics have the qualities you mentioned.

 

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They are all wool,. correct?
They're made from different fibers -- wool, silk, or cashmere, generally -- and then treated at the yarn level before weaving. That's my understanding, anyway. I assume it's a type of DWR treatment.

FWIW, I have a few jackets made for the express purpose of traveling. I get them made with special pockets so I can securely keep valuables. The only thing I look for in a fiber is wrinkle resistance, and for that reason, mostly choose high-twist wools. I don't find staining to be a problem, but don't like traveling with a suit that wrinkles easily.
 

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