Is this a good quality fabric to have a suit tailor-made from?

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  1. fritz1970

    fritz1970 Member

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    I am so sorry to have to start a new thread..... for the third time!!!!

    I am seeking advice on whether a particular fabric is a good quality fabric to have a suit tailor-made from.

    The link I pasted in the previous thread does not work so I will have to write the description of the fabric.

    The fabric is described as follows:


    Description: Luxury Worsted Navy with Royal Blue Pin

    Weight: 300 grams / 10 oz

    Composition: 3 Ply Luxury Merino Wool & Cashmere

    Price: US $29.99 Per Meter


    Thanks again for your patience and opinions!!!
     
  2. Stiva

    Stiva Senior member

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    We'd really need to see a photo of the fabric and details of the mill/merchant.

    Mid weight, fairly standard business design, may be less hardy depending on the percentage of cashmere, and 3 ply is good. But I'm suspicious of the price. Seems to good to be good.
     
  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    There's no possible way of knowing without seeing/feeling the fabric...
     
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    *** Update ***

    I have found out that the material is 98 percent 3-Ply Merino wool and 2 percent Cashmere. Does anyone know how much less hardy this amount of Cashmere would make the fabric?

    Thanks again for your input.
     
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    TiberiasUSA Senior member

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    negligible difference
     
  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    2% cashmere... sounds like they just put it in so they can say "& cashmere" on the label... is 2% really going to make any noticable difference?
     
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    I have to be honest and say that I have absolutely no idea if 2 percent cashmere makes any difference or not to a fabric.

    This is the first time I have gone down the road of buying fabric and having a suit tailored!

    Perhaps someone can advise what level of cashmere would typically be included in a wool/cashmere fabric mix?
     

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