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Wool/Paper blend - Burberry Prorsum jacket

DandySF

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I recently purchased a made in Italy Burberry Prorsum sport coat. I figured it was made of wool. When I finally looked at the label I was surprised to see the fiber content was 58% wool, 42% paper. Once I saw that I decided to return it to Bloomingdales.

Has anyone had experience with paper fiber? For a jacket that was originally $1,450, I'd expect just about anything but paper on the label. I'm disappointed because I was delighted with the jacket (grey herringbone, peak lapels, double vented, single button, great lapel roll).
 

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Originally Posted by DandySF
When I finally looked at the label I was surprised to see the fiber content was 58% wool, 42% paper. Once I saw that I decided to return it to Bloomingdales.
If you liked it enough to buy it, who the hell cares? Jil Sander makes a lot of garments made with paper. It's not like they're gonna melt if you get them wet....
 

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I know that wool performs beautifully. I have no idea how paper might wear, so I figured it's best not to take a chance. It did seem that wrinkles persisted more than with wool.
 

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Paper: another term for rayon/viscose?
 

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Originally Posted by DandySF
It did seem that wrinkles persisted more than with wool.

I believe the paper content should have had the opposite affect, making it more wrinkle resistant.
 

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Originally Posted by Nataku


If you liked it enough to buy it, who the hell cares? Jil Sander makes a lot of garments made with paper. It's not like they're gonna melt if you get them wet....


+ 1, you either like something or you dont. If you throw away something you like based on some material, then
 

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Originally Posted by Klobber
+ 1, you either like something or you dont. If you throw away something you like based on some material, then


I have to agree with you. Burberry Prorsum was supposed to be a runway clothings and they are the highest grade of Burberry line.

I have never owned anything made of Paper, but it is probably because most of things that I buy are cheaper if they were made with non-paper material. It is a silly assumption, but I gave it a try!
 

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