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Wool/Linen/Silk Blends

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bluesmobile_440, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. bluesmobile_440

    bluesmobile_440 Member

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    Hi all,

    What exactly is the point of a 34% wool, 33% silk, 33% linen blend? Is it for summer or winter? At first glance it has 2 fabrics which hold heat in and then another which is airy. It just seems like a big contradiction. I was doing a forum search and could not find an adequate answer to the question. Thank you.
     
  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Wool can be pretty airy if its light fabric or an open weave. Also, both the wool and and the silk will make the fabric wrinkle less than linen does. I would expect it to be for summer, or at least for the warmer months even if maybe not for the very hottest days.
     
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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    A lot of luxury items are ultimately pointless.

    They are, as they are. If you can't enjoy that, then don't bother.
     
  4. bluesmobile_440

    bluesmobile_440 Member

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    Good point. I'm just trying to understand the mechanics behind it. It seems alot of these are for spring and summer, but I was trying to reconcile the combo in my mind. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. bluesmobile_440

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    Thank you. Seems like if it's a lightweight wool, that would pair well with the linen. The silk then gives it some wrinkle resistance?
     
  6. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    I have summer trousers from Valentini that are wool/silk/linen. They're a bit thicker, sturdier material, a bit like pin-cord, have a nice hand, smoother than linen, don't wrinkle nearly as much and the wrinkles fall out better when hung. Wear pretty cool in summer. I wear them with an unlined hopsack navy blazer etc.
     
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  7. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Silk blends are also used to make fabrics softer and smoother (from N&F jeans to Louis Vuitton cashmere!) -- you certainly aren't restricted to thinking about these things in terms of weight or warmth.
     
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