38 thoughts on “What fabric do you prefer?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I prefer silk but cotton has earned my loyalty for the role it played in subjugating the melanin frens

    • Anonymous says:

      I love linen. I’ve only been able to find custom shirts made out of cotton.

      "semi-synthetic" – it’s just trees pulverized, right? Why is it called "synthetic"? Is it plastic-free?

      100% cotton but linen is great during the summer
      Wool obviously for suits and stuff
      I HATE plastic clothes and avoid anything polyester

      based. I’m plastic free (except for a tiny bit in the elastic on bamboo briefs).
      I’m trying to find a place that does custom linen T SHIRTS not polo with collars, anyone know where?

      • Anonymous says:

        >Why is it called "synthetic"?
        The raw material is wood pulp, but a chemical process is used to produce the fibers, hence ‘semi-synthetic’.
        No plastic or toxic chemicals are used to produce it, and it’s biodegradable, so it’s considered a very environmentally friendly fabric.

        https://i.imgur.com/l8BiwmQ.png

        >Only 100% cotton
        where do I get 100% cotton boxer briefs?
        not baggy boxers, not tight briefs

        Can’t recommened lyocell underwear enough, absolutely amazing material. So much more comfortable than cotton for down there.

        • Anonymous says:

          thanks, sounds fine. I saw 1 website that said tres were being cut down and le evil nazis made lyocell. that were their top arguments.

          https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+superwash
          all your wool clothes are covered with hercosett-125 plastic resin if the tag doesn’t say dry clean only

          this world is cursed. thanks for the tip.

        • Anonymous says:

          >No toxic chemicals are used to produce it
          really?
          >Another use of NMMO is in the dissolution of scleroprotein (found in animal tissue)
          so it basically can melt your muscles, but as always
          >How NMMO dissolves these proteins is scarcely studied.
          not to sound like a schizo but you can never ever trust anyone about health effects of their products

          I love linen. I’ve only been able to find custom shirts made out of cotton.

          "semi-synthetic" – it’s just trees pulverized, right? Why is it called "synthetic"? Is it plastic-free?
          […]
          based. I’m plastic free (except for a tiny bit in the elastic on bamboo briefs).
          I’m trying to find a place that does custom linen T SHIRTS not polo with collars, anyone know where?

          >bamboo briefs
          it’s basically viscose most of the time which is produced with harsh chemicals, so I wouldn’t wear that near my balls either

          • Anonymous says:

            Just because it’s produced with some chemical doesn’t mean relevant amounts of it remain in the fabric after washing.

          • Anonymous says:

            >if the tag doesn’t say dry clean only
            Non superwash knits usually say hand wash.

            yeah sorry my b
            if it says you can machine wash it its been treated
            theres ways to superwash treat them that dont involve resin but its more expensive & involved so the product description of what you bought certainly would have mentioned it

            I get them from spun bamboo. is ok after washing?

            Linen in Spring and Summer. Wool in fall and winter. Simple as

            Nah, wool in spring and summer, linen in fall and winter

            I found sonofatailor does custom wool shirts (haven’t tried)

      • Anonymous says:

        https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+superwash
        all your wool clothes are covered with hercosett-125 plastic resin if the tag doesn’t say dry clean only

          • Anonymous says:

            yeah sorry my b
            if it says you can machine wash it its been treated
            theres ways to superwash treat them that dont involve resin but its more expensive & involved so the product description of what you bought certainly would have mentioned it

      • Anonymous says:

        >just trees pulverized, right? Why is it called "synthetic"? Is it plastic-free?
        Pulverized and chemically remodeled, so yes, very much synthetic. But it’s chemically different from your typical hydrocarbon based synthetics.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What kind of dumb question is that?
    There are dozens of weaves, each with a different feeling and aspect. Poplin and flannel can be made from cotton and yet they are nothing alike.

    • Anonymous says:

      none of these people have any idea of what a weave is, what a knit is, about different grades of these raw materials, different wool species, etc.
      but they’ll loudly tell you they hate this fiber or that one because tiktok/LULZ told them to hivemind a thing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    100% cotton but linen is great during the summer
    Wool obviously for suits and stuff
    I HATE plastic clothes and avoid anything polyester

    • Anonymous says:

      plant eats rocks and makes them better
      animal eats plants and makes the better
      ??? eats animals and makes them better

  4. Anonymous says:

    Definitely silk, but it just sucks having to wash them. I’m not gonna actually hand wash them like you’re supposed to, I throw them in a mesh bag in the washer, but it’s stressful every time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    >linen
    >cotton
    >silk
    all of them?
    none of them even fill the same niche?
    cotton is strong, cheap, versatile
    linen is scratchy and rough but breathable
    silk is soft
    etc

  6. Anonymous says:

    Depends on the garment and temp, I’m assuming you’re talking about what to wear when it’s hot.

    Underwear and undershirts: Only 100% cotton. Never any man made fabric. I like silk but I like the ease of care for cotton undergarments.

    Shirts: Cotton, linen, seersucker (I know it’s cotton), silk, light wool. You want light weight, breathable/loose weave, and not a tight fit on your skin.

    Pants: Same as shirts, unlined as well or lined to the knee for more formal wool trousers. Tropical weight wool pants breathe very well.

    Sport coats/blazers/suit jackets: Here you have some room to play with because there are different weaves for wool as well as weight. Fresco and hopsack are very airy. All of the same fabrics that work for shirts and pants work here too. To make it even lighter try and get an unlined and unstructured jacket, meaning it won’t have the shoulder padding or lining that most sport coats have. Again, go for a looser fit. You don’t want sloppy, but you don’t want sexxxcore either.

    If you do everything right you can still layer without sweating to death, each garment will have enough room to let swear diffuse and evaporate rather than pooling in one area. The undershirt and underwear do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to sweat so make sure and get pure cotton.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nothing is more comfortable for underwear than lyocell. Super soft, breathable, and no chafing at all, it feels almost like you’re not even wearing underwear.
    Amazing in hot weather when cotton or polyester would give me a sweat rash.

  8. Anonymous says:

    "The most trying ordeal I was forced to endure as a slave boy was the wearing of a flax shirt. In…Virginia where I lived it was common to use flax as part of the clothing for the slaves. I can scarcely imagine any torture, except, perhaps, the pulling of a tooth, that is equal to that caused by putting on a new flax shirt for the first time. It is almost equal to the feeling that one would experience if he had a dozen or more chestnut burrs, or a hundred small pin-points, in contact with his flesh. … My brother John… performed one of the most generous acts that I ever heard of one slave relative doing for another. On several occasions when I was being forced to wear a new flax shirt, he generously agreed to put it on in my stead and wear it for several days, till it was ‘broken in.’"

    • Anonymous says:

      I havent gotten into linen. Its breathable but its also wrinkly as shit and scratchy. Yeah it gets softer with age, but i dont want to wait 6 months to feel comfortable in a shirt.
      I just dont see a point when you can get equally breathable weaves of cotton and wool that look and feel better. The irregular look of a typical linen shirt is cool i will admit. But end-on-end shirts can have a similar look (example pic)

      To be fair, those shirts were assumedly made with way worse quality fabric and construction than anything you can buy today

  9. Anonymous says:

    Flax linen and cotton/spandex blends. Silk, leather, suede, and cashmere for splurge stuff. Anything else messes with my skin.

      • Anonymous says:

        I know lightweight wool is a thing (and a very good thing) but is there such a thing as heavyweight linen garments?

        • Anonymous says:

          yeah but its not going to retain the airy properties. the reason its good in hot weather is because its a strong fiber and thus can be woven thinly/loosely.

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