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    Best machine washable wool dress pants

    I have a pair of burgandy AE Grayson tassel loafers that I’d like to pair with quality dress pants for work everyday (sometimes with a blazer). I know machine washable wool means a terrible compromise in quality because it means a blend, but the lady of the house says she will only support...
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    Todd Shelton Winter Trouser Event – Save 25%

    We’ve released 8 modern-fitting, office appropriate trousers in fabrics and styles that deliver long-term wear. You can view the collection here. Each pant is made-to-order in our East Rutherford, NJ factory. Made with fabrics expertly milled in America's only remaining wool trouser mill. Our...
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    Alternative to Polo Ralph Lauren (embroidery)?

    Hi, I really enjoy the quality and design of Polo Ralph Lauren clothing. Especially the fabric softness be it wool or cotton is simply superior to me when comparing to other brands. But I get more and more annoyed about the small polo player embroided everywhere on their clothing. Is there...
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    Wool Fabric Identification Help

    There is a particular fabric I'm looking for a piece I'm recreating that I'm having a lot of trouble finding. I know it's a woolen weave, but that could mean several different things. Despite all my searches, I still have been unable to find anything that looked quite like this: Does anyone...
  5. ThomGault

    Travel trouser recommendation?

    This has been asked/answered before, but not within the past few years. I'd like to find a decent pair of trousers for travel. Based on wearing wool trousers during normal life, it seems like a good choice for travel...however, literally every single pair of 'travel pants' are nylon or...
  6. W

    Why this happens to my cardigans?

    Don't know how describe it... It looks like some eraser dust. Why does it happen?
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    Should I replace the plastic buttons on my wool coat?

    When I ordered this wool coat, it came smelling like a musty warehouse. I tried to take it to a dry cleaners but they weren't able to dry clean it because of these metal belt hooks. I'm thinking about taking it to a tailor to get them removed. While I'm there, maybe I should get the plastic...
  8. E

    Wool socks for hot weather?

    I've discovered that some users here swear by wool socks for hot weather. I'd like to try this myself, but I wonder: are they are talking about regular ribbed socks or about socks expressly made for hot weather from a thin wool fabric? If the latter is true, then I'm having an hard time in...
  9. C

    Costco Wool Gabardine Slacks

    I saw these in Costco today for $50 a pair. They are pleated and cuffed, a light weight wool gabardine made in Italy of Italian fabric. The quality is really good for $50. I never expected to write about clothes in Costco here but if someone is looking for bargain slacks these are about as...
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    Mohair, Wool & Silk

    I was looking at a Zegna Su Misura suit made from this blend: 52% Mohair 24% Wool 24% Silk. Anyone familiar with the hand of such fabrics? Worried about the sheen and the feel (may be very stiff). Can anyone tell me how the fabric drapes - is it similar to an all wool or wool/cashmere suit or...
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    Sweaters and sweater vests ?

    I'm looking to invest in some new sweaters, and sweater vests. What are the best companies or brands that you would recommend ? I don't know much about what would be a good high end or a poor low end sweater or vest. I was thinking of playing it safe and simply shopping at places that are...
  12. teekayvee

    Help on smelly wool/synthetic blend

    I have an old bucket hat that is 60% wool and 40% synthetic (not sure what). It was in storage for several years with a friend and came back with an unpleasant sweet smell, like a cheap, bad perfume. I've aired it out; I've washed it; I've wrapped it inside my Barbour coat, which makes...
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    Which fabric would make a more comfortable hot-weather suit?

    Hello all -- Anyone happen to know which fabric would make a more comfortable summer suit, assuming lining and all other factors are equal? 1) 60% wool, 35% mohair, 5% silk or 2) 85% wool, 15% mohair I am inclined to say #1 due to the higher mohair content, but I'm not sure what...
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    Heavy Wool Trousers

    Apologies if this is addressed somewhere, I didn't see what I'm looking for exactly but I am new to the search. In fact I'm a neophyte to this in general so I'm sure I will stumble all over this question. I'm a far bigger fan of the look, feel and cut of much older trousers/pants. I do not...
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    Advice for bespoke suit

    Hello Gents, I have purchased some Holland and Sherry fabric from ebay for a remarkable price. It is a wool / kid mohair 260 gram grey fabric that I bought last month for a 3 piece suit. The original reason I purchased the fabric was that I have my cousins wedding in Delhi, India next month...
  16. exfish

    Knit ties: only square bottoms?

    I've been looking for ties to go with semi-casual summer clothes. Light color knit ties seemed like a good way to go, and I found a nice off-white wool knit tie that works well with many items in my wardrobe but I have to say that I really can't stand the square bottom. When worn with a...
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    Tuxedo: Which Wool to Wear?!

    Hello, all. I'm brand new to this venue and pretty new to the whole tailor-made area. Right now, I'm looking to order a tuxedo from an overseas tailor and am faced deciding on the material. There's such a wide range in terms of price, and frankly without being able to touch the stuff I have no...