• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 8: Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 8th auction is for a Cuir de Russie card case from Equus Leather. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Super 120s and Super 120s Flannel- what makes the difference?

Claudio

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2006
Messages
52
Reaction score
4
flannel is longer, uncombed if you will, whilst the latter wool is combed and thus smooth. Flannel is a winter material whilst the other is not necessarily heavy weight. Hope that helps
 

Joel_Cairo

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Messages
5,589
Reaction score
7
Originally Posted by Claudio
flannel is longer, uncombed if you will, whilst the latter wool is combed and thus smooth. Flannel is a winter material whilst the other is not necessarily heavy weight. Hope that helps

Ok, so it is just a matter of processing. Thanks Claudio. Great Links by the way.
 

Roger

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2005
Messages
1,937
Reaction score
6
Originally Posted by Claudio
flannel is longer, uncombed if you will, whilst the latter wool is combed and thus smooth. Flannel is a winter material whilst the other is not necessarily heavy weight. Hope that helps
Well, there is woollen flannel and there is worsted flannel, and they differ somewhat. I don't know which of the two the STP Samuelsohn suit is, but I'd guess it's the latter. In that case, the wool is, in fact, combed, although a nap is created as well. Thus, although it will look fuzzier than a smooth worsted, you will be able to discern the weave. It's more like a cross between smooth worsted and a true woollen flannel. Yarn number (Super 120s in this case) is somewhat independent of the flannel/worsted distinction.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 30 3.7%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 143 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 267 32.6%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 130 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.5%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 52 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,048
Messages
9,228,284
Members
193,703
Latest member
Mickey94
Top