Guanashina / Fancy fabrics

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  1. IndianBoyz

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    Anyone got experience with one of these?


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    Dormeuil Guanashina

    "Dormeuil are proud to announce, after many years of research, combined with travel to distant lands in search of the most exotic fibres, a completely new concept in luxury fabric – Guanashina. Guanashina – a blend of three precious and rare fibres expressing the ultimate essence of luxury. Once in a lifetime, a cloth is created which is so unique, so inimitable, so peerless, that it transcends any superlative used to describe it. Never in the history of luxury fabrics has such a creation ever been contemplated, let alone achieved. The story of the three fibres is, in itself, a tale encompassing traditions and cultures, from the uplands of Ladakh on the Roof of the World in northern India, to the deserts of inner Mongolia, and the Andes Mountains of Peru. -Kid Pashmina – fleece exclusively from the underbelly of the kid Pashmina goat – jealously guarded by the Moguls for its silky softness and reserved for members of the Royal Family. Dark tales are told of those who ignored the warning. -Baby Cashmere – The finest goats are bred only in inner Mongolia. The ancient Chinese guarded their secret well - to achieve the maximum length of fibre the baby animal is combed only once for its soft under-fleece when it is a year and a half old. -Guanaco – since time immemorial used for coronation robes of the Royal Incas symbolising their majesty and power. A member of the llama family, today the Guanaco is herded by nomads on the high plateaux of the Andes Mountains. Only the hair of the young animal – Chulengo – is selected. These, then, are the elements of Guanashina. Combine the elements with fine clothmakers’ skills, skills honed to perfection over centuries of practice in England, and “the most luxurious cloth in the world” – Guanashina. – is created. A cloth of unsurpassed natural beauty, suppleness, and warmth. Although great care is taken to obtain the purest of raw materials, only about 30% of the fibres will be selected for their length and fineness. This judicious selection means that only fabric, for less than two hundred garments world wide, will be produced."


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    Scabal Diamond Chip

    "Perhaps men are not so easily seduced by jewellery, but they will certainly appreciate this tailor-made gem of a suit. For all the men out there who insist upon a “Rolls Royce” suit, Scabal has designed a cloth which incorporates diamond fragments. This new fabric range, which has been christened “Diamond Chip”, comes in a variety of patterns and colours.

    Anyone who mentions luxury suits, automatically thinks of Scabal. Constantly striving for innovation, Scabal created in 2001 the first cloth containing diamond fragments, entitled“Diamond Chip”. This involved a great deal of research and development. After all, it was not Scabal's intention to design a museum piece, but instead to design a cloth that could be turned easily into a stylish and elegant suit.

    The diamond chips are processed into the cloth as soon as the wool has been cleaned and combed. Microscopically small diamond fragments are then spread on the wool, and it is only then that the wool is spun. The result is a shiny thread to be woven into exceptional fabrics. The latter not only shine literally and figuratively, but they also feel comfortable and hang beautifully. Scabal never sacrifices comfort for the sake of beauty.
    The success of the launch in 2001 exceeded all expectations. In view of the immense demand, Scabal has now decided to develop another brand-new fabric range on this theme. The new 2007 “Diamond Chip” range comprises no less than 23 different patterns and colours; the largest collection ever. The cloth consists of a Super 150's wool (80 %) – into which diamond fragments have been processed – and pure silk (20 %). Once again, the cloth is being woven at Scabal's own weaving-mill in Huddersfield (UK).

    The subtle grey, brown, and blue tints, the woven stripy patterns and the semi-plain patterns do perfect justice to the sparkling diamonds. Ideal for men who like celebrating in sheer luxury.
    The 2007 “Diamond Chip” collection is available at all luxury menswear stores in the 65 countries where Scabal has a presence. The fabric is packaged as befits a true jewel, that is to say, in a luxury box with its own “Diamond Chip” fabric label. The quallity guarantee statement “Scabal – Super 150's – Silk with diamond fragments – made in England” is woven into the selvedge of the fabric. The fabric is 150 cm wide and weighs 260 grammes/metre."
     


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    Dormeuil Phantom

    "Bunch N° : 808, cloth name : PHANTOM. African treasure Camdeboo: a magical name synonymous with wide open spaces and the glory of nature. At the tip of South Africa, close to Cape Town, this valley is blessed with breathtaking landscapes and the peaceful rhythm of a nature reserve. Over two hundred years ago, farmers brought a rare variety of mohair goat with an immaculate white coat to the valley. The secrets of breeding and farming these goats were handed down, from generation to generation. The animals are fed in a particular way and their coat, which is regularly treated with natural oils, become increasingly smooth and luxurious. The finest mohair in the world Dormeuil only uses fibre from the youngest goats, which is light as a feather and fine as silk. It is carefully selected and sorted by specialists, then spun, before being woven in England by master weavers. Camdeboo mohair is used to create fabrics with a matchless sheen, which are amazingly light and cool to wear. The dense, strong weave means that the fabric also keeps its shape impeccably. Contemporary luxury Dormeuil has combined Camdeboo mohair with cashmere, the result being an exceptional fabric, the epitome of finesse and softness. Made with two fibres from different continents, the style department has created a fantastic collection associating creativity and refinement. Wearing Phantom is the ultimate expression of the label’s demands in terms of finesse, comfort and impeccable shape."
     


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    Lapis Lazuli

    "At first sight, precious stones and wool of the highest quality have only little in common. Unless, of course, Scabal endeavours to establish this association. Scabal has succeeded in integrating microscopic particles of lapis lazuli in an ultra-fine bale of wool from Australia. This Super 150’s of average weight (280 g) can be worn all year round and has some special characteristics. It offers optimum fibre length, shrinkage and superior forming. The cloth has a paper press finish, which gives the finished product a natural shine and a unique appearance. As always with Scabal, the production process for an exceptional cloth is the result of the combination of the latest techniques and mechanical applications, on the one hand, and manual craftsmanship, on the other. The stone has been reduced to microscopic particles by a process of polishing, which is a technique used exclusively in jewellery-making until now. The microscopic particles of lapis lazuli are evenly distributed by hand at the end of the weaving process and are then captured by the straightened fibres and integrated harmoniously in the cloth.

    The Lapis Lazuli collection is available in fourteen different designs, each with its own style and characteristics. Each one suggests lapis lazuli, as was the tradition in Renaissance painting. This exceptional cloth will doubtless entice men seeking quality, who appreciate discreet luxury."
     


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    Are the yarns spun by unblemished 18 year girl virgins who endure nomadic lives raising the goats high up in the hills?
     


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    Dude, stop clogging the forum with your crap.
     


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    Do you just google stupid crap for stupid rich people to spend an insane amount of money on?
     


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    Well these cloths are interesting as examples of the Apex of luxury cloth manufacture. After that they are a bit of a waste of time. Cost aside Lets say I was the richest man on the planet. I doubt I would be inclined to wait two months for the suit to be made, bother with the fittings etc only to recieve a suit that I could only wear once before wear was visible.
     


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    Well these cloths are interesting as examples of the Apex of luxury cloth manufacture. After that they are a bit of a waste of time. Cost aside Lets say I was the richest man on the planet. I doubt I would be inclined to wait two months for the suit to be made, bother with the fittings etc only to recieve a suit that I could only wear once before wear was visible.
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    Some of the fabrics are a bit too 'Arab oil sheik' or 'Russian gas tycoon' for me - I mean, diamond chips woven into the fabric?

    Why add shit like that which will be confused for shiny dandruff? [​IMG]
     


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    Actually I just looked at the whole thread... Dormeuil phantom while expensive is excellent. I have a dinner suit made in this and it's awsome. Of course I am an enthusiast and a proffesional which is how I justify owning a suit made from this cloth.
     


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    Some of the fabrics are a bit too 'Arab oil sheik' or 'Russian gas tycoon' for me - I mean, diamond chips woven into the fabric?

    Why add shit like that which will be confused for shiny dandruff? [​IMG]


    These people are the intended market. Baptist ministers like them as well I am told. Yeah diamond chip subtle luxury!.....whatever.
     


  11. IndianBoyz

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    Dude, stop clogging the forum with your crap.


    Do you just google stupid crap for stupid rich people to spend an insane amount of money on?


    Just because these don't appeal to you, not affordable or just not for you doesn't mean it's crap.
    If you don't like my posts, dont click on them. Stop acting like you're a moderator.

    In fact I think Guanashina looks like a very interesting fabric which will appeal to alot of members here, especially the ones that wear Vicuna.
     


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    In fact I think Guanashina looks like a very interesting fabric which will appeal to alot of members here, especially the ones that wear Vicuna.
    You clearly have not grasped the zeitgeist of this forum.
     


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    I really don't care what you think. Stop acting like you're a moderator.
     


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    I really don't care what you think. Stop acting like you're a moderator.
    You don't see the contradiction here? [​IMG]
     


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    Are you bored son? Stop trolling around. If this stuff is not for you it's not. Stop whining about stuff that doesn't appeal to you.
     


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