Why are cotton/poly blend shirts undesirable?

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  1. Klobber

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    Now I know why, thank you for that pearl of ancient Hebrew wisdom! To get around this ancient law of Moses, perhaps I will wear clothes woven with three materials to avoid eternal damnation.
     
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    His post was worth a hundred of yours; that speaks for itself.
     
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    Who wants to wear plastic?
     
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    These are the very reasons I switched to pure cotton for dress shirts and merino wool for work out shirts.
     
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    This is true!! anyone else find they get an itchy neck?? the best thing i did was switch to 100% cotton shirts
     
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    Cant talk about the Poly Cotton mixes particularly for a low % of Poly, but once upon a time ago I did own a lot of 100% Poly shirts and they all made my neck itch. Also, the armpits for some reason would form a kind of hardened leathery substance (armpit leather).
     
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    On a related note, the U.S. Military is telling soldiers not to wear Under Armour shirts out in combat because if a soldier gets hit with an explosive or is shot, the poly makes the wound a big mess and makes it tough for the doctors to work quickly.

    I've found any kind of shirts with poly or wrinkle-free anything to be crap and hot as hell.



    That is nice to know, if you have seen the newest fast and furious movie you can see the UA being worn by mercenaries/soldiers.


    for workout purposes though, I wear Nike Dry fit, adidas climacool etc. They really do make a difference when you are doing 40+ min of cardio.

    would be interested in merino workout shirts.. but I bet those don't come cheap :p
     
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    Huevos asados?
     
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    They're not THAT expensive: check out the New Zealand brand Icebreaker. Very popular among outdoorsy exercisers...
     
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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I have some icebreaker and smartwool shirts. I love them when it's cold but wouldn't wear them in a warm gym. For that, I love old poly/cotton tees to be honest, the kind I was issued for PE or sports in high school and college. My favorites for hot, sticky weather are Patagonia silkweight capilene. I love the t-shirts but hate the boxers.

    Strangely, I like poly-cotton dress shirts in really hot, humid weather or really cold temps. They don't stick to my body as much as pure cotton does in the heat. But the weave needs to be open. They're also great for travel, due to the wrinkle-resistance and short drying time. I don't have many of these kind of shirts, but I like to have a few for such purposes. I've never had a problem with their odor, not for dress shirts nor workout clothes.

    Cotton is probably best overall and linen is probably my favorite for the heat. I have a linen-cotton blend shirt on order and am interested to see how that compares.
     
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    Polyester is a cheap fabric and not the best for good quality mens clothing.
     
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    Basically the cotton/ploy blend can't stand high temperatures. You'd be sweating in no time when you wear a blend like that. On the plus side, I think the blend prevents the clothes from shrinking too much thus making it more durable.
     
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    Hi!
    Does someone know where can I buy cotton/poly blend fabric for t-shirts??
    I'm looking for a 80-20 blend.
     
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    Psalms also says: "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."
    Try using a little common sense when you quote scripture!
     

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