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BNWT Purple Label jacket 42R

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Got this jacket recently thinking I could have it altered to fit me (I usually wear a 44) but it's not going to work out. It's got some nice texture to it and I love the shape of the lapels (they don't fly up like that when it's on, I don't really know why that's happening in the picture). As you can see from the tag, original retail was $1495, it's yours shipped for $295.












 

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The label indicates that the fabric is "50% silk/50% JUTA" - what the heck is JUTA?

How would you describe the texture/feel of the fabric?

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I believe that juta is woven from the fibers of certain Asian plants. I also think that it adds a rayon like quality when woven with silk.
 

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Yeah I didn't know what JUTA was either when I got it. The texture is kind of hard to describe. It's very soft but not smooth like worsted wool. You're much more aware of it being a woven cloth, if that makes sense. It's like you can really imagine the fabric being created on a slow loom, and the resulting texture is nicely varied. The fourth picture down I think does a good job showing this.
 

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Originally Posted by marc237
I believe that juta is woven from the fibers of certain Asian plants. I also think that it adds a rayon like quality when woven with silk.

Yes - juta (aka jute) is a vegetal fiber (from the bark of Asian trees). It looks and feels to me like a coarser version of flax/linen.
 

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I have seen clothes woven with hemp; sort of similar to working with jute in my view.
 

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