Differences between fibers?

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  1. itsmeJT

    itsmeJT Active Member

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    What is the difference in texture and feel between fibers?

    E.g Polyester and Cotton

    Also what's the difference in feel between different types of cotton?

    E.g

    A shirt from H&M has a different touch sensation than my other Hugo Boss shirt.
     
  2. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Ask Andy about clothes has a good article, possibly by Alex Kabbaz, on the differences between shirtings--fibers, weaves, etc. Worth reading.
     
  3. mrchapel

    mrchapel Senior member

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    Generally speaking, cotton is usually much softer than polyester, and cotton typically breathes much better than polyester.

    As grimslade pointed out, this may contain the information you want:

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=43829

    If not, join the AAAC forum (if you are not already a member) and then PM Mr Kabbaz with any fabric questions.
     

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