Bamboo sport coats

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Today I tried on a Bamboo sport coat from Canali (the one from their summer catolog in pink). The coat was beautiful and worn like a dream. I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me as to what are the properties of bamboo, light weight, breathable, wrinkle resistant, etc. Also do you know any other manufactures that use bamboo in sport coats or suits?
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Senior member

    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2003
    Location:
    Washington DC
    I remember handling some Zegna cloth made with bamboo. It wrinkles. It just sounds like a novelty to me. It looks like you could do just as well with something made of linen or even lightweight wool.
     
  3. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

    Messages:
    12,939
    Likes Received:
    459
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND, USA
    I have some 85% (?) bamboo socks. This might not seem like much help, but I can assure you that they're very resilient and every bit as breathable as cotton socks. As for properties that pertain to coats, I just can't help you there. Sounds interesting, though.
     
  4. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Location:
    New York City
    The fabric is actually called "Jute." To describe it, picture a mixture of linen and silk. It is very breathable, and the same weight as a heavier silk. It also fairly durable in that wrinkles are at a minimum; nothing like a cotton or linen coat. Every once in a while you'll see a company make a style or two with this fabric.
     
  5. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,582
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    I really love some blazers and sportcoats I've seen in blends of bamboo and silk, bamboo and linen etc. But I have no idea how they wear. I too have some bamboo blend socks and they have held up well, but I'm not sure if that is an indicator.
     
  6. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    bamboo and soybean: is there nothing they can't do?
     
  7. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

    Messages:
    12,939
    Likes Received:
    459
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND, USA
    Shirts in a timely manner.
     
  8. VMan

    VMan Senior member

    Messages:
    5,103
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    I'll put a vote in for Hemp as well. Rope, fabric, oil, even soap and shampoo containing Omega acids. Not to mention the obvious [​IMG]
     
  9. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    you mean paper, of course... [​IMG]
     
  10. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    Yes, it was fabric that came out last year from Zegna. They first had it blended with cashmere, but now I think they have other blends too.
     
  11. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

    Messages:
    6,117
    Likes Received:
    650
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Location:
    sage
    I believe Kiton also has a bamboo blend in their current seasons selections.
     
  12. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Reviving an old thread.

    Has anyone had any experience using bamboo in tailored clothing since this discussion?
     
  13. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
  14. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by