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One thing that article glosses over too quickly is the difference between the cellulosic fibers like rayon. If you care about sustainability, which hopefully you do, lyocell/tencel is by far the best. Basic rayon or viscose uses some pretty nasty solvents and chemicals that generally aren't recaptured. Bamboo lyocell is the most sustainable.
That's my understanding as well. And the Wythe shirt is tencel btw, not rayon
 

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I thought Tencel is a branded name for lyocell and lyocell is a type of rayon, no? I thought rayon is the umbrella category and there are many different types and brands under that.
 

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Tencel is indeed a brand of lyocell. They're all made from extracting cellulose from wood pulp (or sometimes other sources such as bamboo). Rayon was the first fabric made this way, but the process and performance of the different textiles varies a fair amount. Lyocell/Tencel is more sustainable and is better than rayon at wicking and evaporating moisture, and is therefore less likely to pick up body odors. Rayon was the first textile made this way, but there are big differences between Tencel and rayon that you can buy today.
 

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I remember Peter from Wythe telling us he specifically wanted to use tencel for these because it's a more sustainable and water/power efficient fiber than other rayon options
 

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I just finished up an article on fashion consumption, which ended with a bit on Compulsive Buying Disorder.
Sounds interesting - if it's not behind a paywall, I'd be interested in reading it. Do you have a link?
 

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Love the idea of including the Spotify playlist that corresponds to the theme of the post. I feel like I always have certain kind of music in mind when thinking of the emotional connections to certain kinds of clothes. Really cool, some great tunes included on the Ranch playlist.

Any other Roper boot suggestions? I’ll probably never be able to go full cowboy boot but like the idea of something other than service boots to pair with something like a Cowichan or RRL cardigan over a chambray or flannel shirt and some jeans.
Really hope I didn't post this a few pages back, but cross posting from another thread. These are Rios of Mercedes. Unfussy. Basic. Well made. Link here.
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You're welcome.
 

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@dieworkwear Derek/ others, do you have any recommendations for interesting clothing stores worth a visit in Houston, TX?
Assuming you're after workwear, the only place I think you'd find anything worth your effort is Manready Mercentile in the Heights. They carry a lot of great stuff, including Freenote and Indigofera, and do a really good job with vintage looking t-shirts and stuff. Very helpful staff, and there's some great restaurants within walking distance as well.
 

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@dieworkwear Derek/ others, do you have any recommendations for interesting clothing stores worth a visit in Houston, TX?
Sid Mashburn is worth a visit if just for the experience. Good resale shop in West University area called "Men's Resale by the Village" where you can find some high end Italian stuff and good footwear. Seems like the other SF-approved stuff comes and goes every couple of years and I'm not up to date on it at the moment.
 

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The Turner thesis, the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, semiotics – you're only confirming my suspicion that you were an American Studies major and not the daytime economist you would have us all believe.

Great article, Derek, and informative. I did not realize the history of the cowboy, despite having spent half my life in Texas.
 

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