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Lastol anyone?

Gentleman8

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A few weeks ago I purchased a CK shirt from Macy's (this one), my first not 100% cotton shirt in over 10 years.

The shirt is 97% cotton and 3% lastol, a synthetic fiber produced by Dow Chemical. Lastol is more abrasion resistant than cotton. I have to throw away shirts after 6 months maximum because a hole develops on the left elbow.

Anyways, back to the shirt, I see 3 differences compared with 100% cotton:
  • It has a nice sheen -- ok for a white shirt but I'm not sure I would like it for a colored shirt.
  • It is much softer than pure cotton.
  • It is not snow white like a cotton shirt is, more like a pearl color.
The shirt itself is quite nice, no front pocket, and no placket seam.
Has anyone else bought something with lastol in it?
 

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No, I'm not familiar with it.

But I've heard that Alexander Kabazz. is the premier Bespoke Lastol shirt maker in the world.


He's probably knowledgeable about Lastol. If I could afford his truly wonderful wares, alas I can't, I might try Lastol!
 

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Originally Posted by Gentleman8
http://www.customshirt1.com/ASK/index.htm
"The shirts range in price from $450 to $650. The dynamic duo can be relied upon to produce the best that can be made anywhere."


Yes, they must be nice..


I have to say that it was a joke before Alex sees this!

But as I think of it. One of the tenets of Bespoke is "Made as you want it"

Alex K., would you do a Lastrol shirt?
 

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Dow doesn't produce lastol (XLA brand) anymore. It was promoted as a more resistant alternative to spandex but I guess it didn't work out as expected.
 

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No, and nor would I.
 

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