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Quick question from a first time suit buyer.

brodels

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Hi there,

I was looking at these two suits, the first is a 50/50 wool polyester mix at £180 and the second is 100% wool and costs £150. Can someone explain to a complete novice, why the 100% wool is cheaper than the 50/50 mix? I know any mention of polyester is a big no no here so I'm curious.


1) http://www.marksandspencer.com/Lightweight-2-Button-Jacket-Wool/dp/B003DDNFDA?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_1&nodeId=669589031&sr=1-1&qid=1332196021&pf_rd_r=0SSDMGCPSQVEGNKFFMDT&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=669589031&pf_rd_p=215570647&pf_rd_s=related-items-3

2) http://www.marksandspencer.com/Performance-Pure-Wool-Button-Jacket/dp/B005ZM3T9W?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_2&nodeId=317632031&sr=1-2&qid=1332193279


I appreciate there are better suits out there but I will only wear this a few times a year so I don't want to spend a fortune.



...apologies, my welcome message came through as I was typing and only just realised that this should be in the Ask A Question thread.
 
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Yes. Marketing hype - the polyester garment should be flung on the nearest fire now.
 

brodels

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haha, thanks for the pointers in the right direction. :)
 

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If choosing between those two, get the all wool one.
 

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