Polywool for pants?

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  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I tried some polywool from a local bazaar as a test run for a tailor near me. It was a nice pinstripe and felt soft enough, and you can't argue with $15 for a bolt for a pair of pants. What exactly are the major disadvantages to using polywool over pure wool for your trousers?
     


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    I tried some polywool from a local bazaar as a test run for a tailor near me. It was a nice pinstripe and felt soft enough, and you can't argue with $15 for a bolt for a pair of pants. What exactly are the major disadvantages to using polywool over pure wool for your trousers?

    A small amount of poly won't kill you. But, in general, polyster breathes poorly and tends to develop a shine.
     


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    If the bottom line is the most important, you probably can't argue with that price, especially with your cheap tailoring. Don't wear them on a plane or near a campfire.
     


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    josepidal Senior member

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    The bottom line for a first job, that is.

    Why not on a plane?
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Leather seats.
     


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    Synthetics are very flammable and can cause nasty burns, possibly resuling in death or disfigurement.
     


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    Synthetics are very flammable and can cause nasty burns, possibly resuling in death or disfigurement.
    One can see that many people on planes then, will be hideously disfigured, if so.
     


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    maxnharry Senior member

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    I wore a pair of polywools on a cross country flight and hated them. The seats were leather and the trousers kept sliding.
     


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    As well, polyester content in the fabric will cause the trousers to pill up faster. Avoid and seek out a nice tropical worsted.
     


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    As well, polyester content in the fabric will cause the trousers to pill up faster. Avoid and seek out a nice tropical worsted.
    oh dear god VG, you know better than to recommend this to jose..now we will have infinite "how do i know if this is a nice tropical worsted" threads. jose, you spent 15 bucks, a sum rivalled only by, well, me wear em til they dont look good turf em spend 15 more.
     


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    a sum rivalled only by, well, me
    We shall see if my trip to Hanoi gives me the occasion to rival your record.
     


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    sorry i dont know anyone up there, but there is a big fabric market in the old quarter and dozens of local tailors that should charge around $5 for pant tailoring

    Language will be a problem. Find a very old guy and you have some chance of French.

    Come down to Saigon and I can totally look after you though
     


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    josepidal Senior member

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    oh dear god VG, you know better than to recommend this to jose..now we will have infinite "how do i know if this is a nice tropical worsted" threads.
    a lighter?
     


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    oh dear god VG, you know better than to recommend this to jose..now we will have infinite "how do i know if this is a nice tropical worsted" threads.

    Sorry. Guess I wasn't thinking.
     


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