"Lama wool" on coat tag = Alpaca ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fredrik80, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. fredrik80

    fredrik80 Senior member

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    I tried on a fantastic black coat earlier today, in 90% Lama-wool, 10% merino-wool and it looked almost like velvet with amazing luster and the fabric was smooth as cashmere.
    The tag inside just said "Lama-wool", is this the same as Alpaca or can it be another llama-family animal ?
     


  2. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    llamas and alpacas are two different animals but I don't know if that is what the tag is saying. Alpaca fur is much better than llama fur.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    According to Llamapaedia:

     


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    Christofuh Senior member

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    I don't think it's accurate when people say that alpaca is lama's redneck cousin, so to speak. I own an alpaca polo by Missoni, and it's plenty refined. Athough the obscene price tag might have something to do with that.
     


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