The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. DapperE

    DapperE Senior member

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    Well next time drop me a line steal my goods and I'll buy drinks! Cheers!
     


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    That's new to me but equally makes no sense. How does one derive a synthetic fiber from a natural plant? Literally impossible. I don't understand. Polyester from Cashmere. Nonsense.
     
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    Viscose rayon is a fiber of regenerated cellulose; it is structurally similar to cotton but may be produced from a variety of plants such as soy, bamboo, and sugar cane. Cellulose is a linear polymer of β-D-glucose units with the empirical formula (C6H10O5)n.[3] To prepare viscose, dissolving pulp is treated with aqueous sodium hydroxide (typically 16-19% w/w) to form "alkali cellulose," which has the approximate formula [C6H9O4-ONa]n. The alkali cellulose is then treated with carbon disulfide to form sodium cellulose xanthate.[4]


    To put that shortly, it sounds like Viscose is a synthetic fiber made from organic fibers., If I understand correctly.
     
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    Bill Fucking Nye clothes.
     
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    All I wanted was a nice feeling SC. Now I need a Phd to understand what I am wearing. Good stuff Wes!
     


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    I like the way that Isaia does their labels. No hint of synthetic fibers.

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  9. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    That's how it's done.
     


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    ^^^ummm

    CUPRO \¦k(y)üˈprō\

    n. 1 a: A regenerated cellulose fiber derived from cotton linter (the ultrafine, silky fibers that stick to the seeds of the cotton plant after it’s been ginned) that has been dissolved in a solution of ammonia and copper oxide. b: It is similar to rayon, but breathes and regulates body temperature like cotton. c: Often used as a silk substitute, cupro is noted for its ability to create beautifully draped clothing, except it can be machine-washed and -dried. d: A European relative of Tencel, cupro is a hypoallergenic, antistatic fabric that is resistant to stretching out of shape at higher temperatures.
     


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    Wikipedia, not me...
     


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    No, no, no... I was strictly speaking in relation to the grass shell, not the lining. [​IMG]
     


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    Green jacket please!!!
     


  14. GMMcL

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    No it's simple people.
    It's like saying you're cooking pancakes "from scratch" and using batter. As opposed to mixing flower and baking soda and stuff. Or even better yet grinding the wheat yourself.
    You have to get the stuff -- the raw material, the carbons -- from somewhere. Natural material already have it. Sure you may need to break it down and reconstitute it. And then technically it becomes viscose rayon.
    But that's just nomenclature.
    Which is again why people shouldn't get hung up on names and terms but on look feel and fit.
    Ymmv.
     


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    What are these buttons made from? On top, the look plastic-y, but the back is porous and iridescent. Any idea? They are from a custom made jacket with all the other great details, so it'd be surprising if they were plastic. The other jacket for the same customer had thick black MOP buttons.
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