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Is a 100% Wool Suit a bad idea??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HHainey, May 11, 2011.

  1. HHainey

    HHainey New Member

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    I found a suit I like, but it is 100% wool. I was told that the only wool to get is Worsted Wool but that if it says just 'wool' then it will likely be itchy. is this true? i thought the jacket has a lining? are they talking about the pants?

    can anyone give advice about buying or not buying a suit that says 100% wool?

    the sooner answer the better please -- thanks!!!
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Whoever told you that is a keeper.
     
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    (BTW, Hitler, the Gestapo, and the Schutzstaffel all wore 100% wool suits. That's all you need to know.)
     
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    acridsheep Senior member

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    Yes, they are a very bad idea. But consider the source.
     
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    softy Senior member

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    Go rayon or go home.
     
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    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Go rayon or go home.


    Go RECYCLED POLYESTER or go home.
     
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    (BTW, Hitler, the Gestapo, and the Schutzstaffel all wore 100% wool suits. That's all you need to know.)


    Stalin too!
     
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    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Stalin too!


    . . . and Mussolini and Saddam Hussein and Pol Pot and Gadhafi and bin Laden and . . .
     
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    I was told that the only wool to get is Worsted Wool but that if it says just 'wool' then it will likely be itchy. is this true?

    Your friend was right. What happens with worsted wool is that all the micro-brambles that are in wool are all removed by a machine called, not surprisingly, a debrambler. That means you can wear it without being itchy.

    Now a regular wool suit hasn't gone through the debrambler process so it will be itchy.

    Hence the general price differential between worsted wool and regular wool suits. Dembrambling takes time because you can't vigorously pass the material through the machine.
     
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    Your friend was right. What happens with worsted wool is that all the micro-brambles that are in wool are all removed by a machine called, not surprisingly, a debrambler. That means you can wear it without being itchy.

    Now a regular wool suit hasn't gone through the debrambler process so it will be itchy.

    Hence the general price differential between worsted wool and regular wool suits. Dembrambling takes time because you can't vigorously pass the material through the machine.


    Killjoy.

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    Polyester makes you less of a man.. decreased sperm count and motility
     
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    Btw, true story, I walked into an establishment I frequent and the owner was drinking several liter bottles of Mountain Dew gluttonously. I inquired why and he politely informed me that he would be having sex that night, so he needed this as a contraceptive aid. [​IMG]
     
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    The suit would be very uncomfortable. Very stiff, itchy and worst of all, you would get splinters.

    ....ooops, nevermind, I thought you said wood.
     
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    Fashionable folks know that a 100% polyester suit is the best. The feel, the look, and the style is impeccable.
     
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    Is this true for the older model of RLBL Anthony suit (100% wool instead of wool garbardine)? Or they meant 100% worsted wool?
     
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    Do RLPL's get more debrambling than RLBL or blue label?
     
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    . . . and Mussolini and Saddam Hussein and Pol Pot and Gadhafi and bin Laden and . . .

    bin Laden in the suit? are you sure? but who knows - may be solitary life in Abottabad made him sartorially inclined
     
  20. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    bin Laden in the suit? are you sure? but who knows - may be solitary life in Abottabad made him sartorially inclined

    That information is CLASSIFIED and is only on a need-to-know basis only.
     

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