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What is everyone thoughts of microfiber

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VooDooATL, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. VooDooATL

    VooDooATL Active Member

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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?
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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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.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    texas_jack Senior member

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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?
     
  5. VooDooATL

    VooDooATL Active Member

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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
     
  6. StevenRocks

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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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    Jovan Senior member

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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?
    Not at all. Synthetic fibres are extremely cheap and thus paying any significant amount for it seems off base for me too.
     
  8. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I've not had much luck with microfiber and usually avoid it.
     
  9. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

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

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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
     
  11. mrchapel

    mrchapel Senior member

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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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    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.
     
  13. AlonzoMosely

    AlonzoMosely Well-Known Member

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

    Tomasso Senior member

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    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
     
  16. VooDooATL

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    Well come to think of it I also have a microfiber cloth for cleaning glasses, works well for that to
     
  17. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Microfiber has an interesting feel to it that some might like. It adds variety to a wardrobe. It's not a must-have, but as a synthetic, it is a much better choice than polyester. To answer that other question, tencel is better. Pardon the hyperbole.
    It's still a bit pricey and hard to find, but having a shirt or pair of pants made of tencel is recommended.
     
  18. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I saw some on sale and tried them on. They just don't drape well, and feel, well, synthetic. I was not sold even at ridiculously low prices.
     
  19. Tomasso

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    I saw some on sale and tried them on. They just don't drape well, and feel, well, synthetic. I was not sold even at ridiculously low prices.

    Allegri makes some nice pieces but they're a bit pricey.
     
  20. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    At that pricepoint, I will get a Loro Piana jacket [​IMG]
     

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