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What is everyone thoughts of microfiber

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Just wanted to get everyone take on it. Sure microfiber saved polyester for clothing but what do you think? Do you wear it and in what?
 

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I use microfiber mostly for athletic and outdoor wear such as running, skiing, sailing , etc........Though I do have a few pieces of outer/rain wear that employ its use.
 

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I have a microfiber raincoat. It is a dirt magnet, and a lousy repellent of water. Never again.
 

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Sort of related-
I went to Filene's today and saw a Armani sportcoat that I really liked but I read the label and it was 100% synthetic. I just feel weird about spending significant amounts of money on something that isn't a natural fiber. Am I weird?
 

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Odd I didn't think he used any synthetic. Personally I have some microfiber boxer-briefs I love. That could be a TMI moment.

I also have a pair of casual slacks in microfiber that have a great look/drape to them. The issue I have is dry-cleaning casual, but that is just me
 

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I actually like my microfiber dress pants. They're cheap and really nothing special, but they wear better than rayon.
 

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Originally Posted by texas_jack
Sort of related- I went to Filene's today and saw a Armani sportcoat that I really liked but I read the label and it was 100% synthetic. I just feel weird about spending significant amounts of money on something that isn't a natural fiber. Am I weird?
Not at all. Synthetic fibres are extremely cheap and thus paying any significant amount for it seems off base for me too.
 

DandySF

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Microfibers have an unnatural sheen and a slick hand. For these reasons I've never found them appealing.
 

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I have a microfiber raincoat (DB trench) as well, and wish it wasn't. I don't find that it is a dirt magnet, and it is impervious to non-soaking liquid immersion (ie a coffee spilled on me and light rain), however, the material is too 'floppy' and soft and does not have a nice drape, nor give good swish.

However, I wore the coat over my shoulders like a cape the other day and it worked rather well in that role. Not that this is any sort of rational justification, however...

Regards,
Huntsman
 

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Don't own any clothing in microfiber, but whilst slighty OT, I find it to work excellent when washing and detailing a car.
 

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Originally Posted by StevenRocks
I actually like my microfiber dress pants. They're cheap and really nothing special, but they wear better than rayon.

I scorched my microfiber pants with an iron-they were a valuable learning tool.
 

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Anyone have any experience positive or negative with tencel fabrics for casual or dress clothing?
 

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Originally Posted by AlonzoMosely
Anyone have any experience positive or negative with tencel fabrics for casual or dress clothing?

I have a camp shirt that's been performing well.
 

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I have never had microfiber clothing but microfiber (denoted mf in the detailing community) makes for excellent application and buffing of car wax and sealants.

The best source is www.pakshak.com
 

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