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I need help deciphering a label

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by horton, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. horton

    horton Senior member

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    says 79%CCCCCO 20%PL 1% EA

    what are the pl and ea?

    thanks
     


  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Don't know for sure, but I'd guess Polyester and Elastane.
     


  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't know for sure, but I'd guess Polyester and Elastane.

    That's correct

    ACETATE AC
    ACRYLIC PC
    ANGORA WA
    TRUE HEMP CA
    PAPER PI
    COTTON CO
    CUPRO CU
    ELASTANE EA
    JUTE JU
    CASHMERE WS
    LYOCELL CLY
    WOOL WO
    FLAX LINEN LI
    MODAL MD
    MOHAIR WM
    HAIR HA
    NYLON PA
    POLYESTER PL
    POLYPROPYLENE PP
    POLYURETHANE PU
    RAMIE RA
    SILK SE
    TRIACETATE TA
    GLASS FIBRE GL
    VICUNA WG
    VISCOSE* VI
    *For the USA
    Viscose=Rayon
     


  4. horton

    horton Senior member

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    Thanks for the info

    I just received a pair of Brioni jeans as a gift, and I like the look and comfort a lot, but the polyster and elastine now throw me into a clothing moral crisis (the clothing snob in me tells me I'm not supposed to like that stuff -- though I know some Incotex but small amounts of elastine in the trimmer styles)
     


  5. Master Shake

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    21% synthetic material sounds excessive, but who knows.

    Not to hijack the thread, but this reminds me of a Brioni trunk show I stumbled upon at a Neiman Marcus and just tried on some jackets. I found a red cashmere jacket, and I thought, "What the hell, why not try on a red jacket to see if I like how the color looks on me." I don't recall the exact percentages, but the fabric tag listed wool, silk, and cashmere, using these abbreviations.

    A huckster -- not sure if he was with Brioni or Neiman Marcus -- then jumped on me for the sale. I wasn't 100% sure that WS stood for cashmere, so I asked him if he knew what it stood for. He tried to convince me that WS meant wool and silk. I figured that was wrong, since both were already stated separately. I really didn't feel like pressing the point, so I just put the jacket back and thanked him for his time.

    He could have used this listing.
     


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