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Durability of Birdseye for regular rotation?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Vancity, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Vancity

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    Greetings,

    I'm looking for a fabric for my next chan suit and birdseye has really caught my eye. Is this a durable fabric for regular (fairly regular) rotation? Any issues with excessive wear, pilling or the dreaded wool shine? I'd prefer a darker blue/navy if that makes a difference.

    Thanks
     


  2. jrd617

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    Shouldn't really be a problem. I'm guessing that nailhead would be slightly more durable.
     
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  3. apropos

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  4. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Never had a snag is decades of wearing birdseyes.
     


  5. Vancity

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    So overall you'd say it's fairly durable for regular office wear? How would you compare to say a herringbone. Essentially I already have some navy suits but still love the colour and would like to add more "texturized" fabric to my rotation. Ideally I'd like a suit so I'm cognizant of the additional beating the pants would get as opposed to a sports coat/blazer where the pants can be replaced easily.

    Cheers


     


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  7. mack11211

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    Durability, etc, depends on the weight as much as the weave.
     


  8. jrd617

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    Isn't low 100's worsted considered the most durable of suiting fabrics?
     


  9. mack11211

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    Yes, I think so.

    I'm selling some nice birdseye in my suiting cloth thread.
     


  10. David Reeves

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    I found Holland and Sherry intercity snags a bit. I have some H Lesser in 13 oz and 16 oz thats indestructible.
     


  11. Vancity

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    What weight would you suggest for a year round Birdseye? Between 9oz to 11oz? I live in a fairly mild climate so I don't need too heavy a fabric.
     


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    A year-round fabric is a difficult concept. Better to look for somerthing good in the cooler parts of three seasons. The weight you're suggesting sounds right. Something like AFF 22 in my suiting thread.
     


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