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Lastol anyone?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gentleman8, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Gentleman8

    Gentleman8 Member

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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?
     
  2. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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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.[​IMG]

    He's probably knowledgeable about Lastol. If I could afford his truly wonderful wares, alas I can't, I might try Lastol![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Gentleman8

    Gentleman8 Member

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  4. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    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?[​IMG]
     
  5. Cho Tucker

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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.
     
  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    No, and nor would I.
     

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