Menswear Fiber Types & Weaves – Men's ClothingFabrics – Satin Basket Twill Weaves – Silk – Wool Hi.
I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of RealMen Real Style.
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And finally, I’m going to link you to anarticle in which I talk more about fabric types and weaves and getting to a lot moredetail with this because this video is going to be really short and it is the responseto a question I received.
And it’s “Hi Antonio.
I have a quick question for you.
I bought some Peter Miller neckties and they’re100% silk but they look and feel like a flan of wool.
It has a slightly felted surface.
I emailed Peter Miller and even the customerservice didn’t have an answer as to why it was so.
They want me to take pictures and send itto them.
I thought you may know how they manufacturethis and why it doesn’t feel like a normal silk.
” Okay, this is a great question and what itcomes down to is that most of the times we’ve got an impression of what a fabric shouldfeel like.
If I say cotton, if something comes to yourmind and you’ve got an idea of what cotton should be like.
If I said wool, something comes to your mindand you have an idea of what wool should be like and the same for silk neckties.
If I say silk neckties, for 99.
9% of people, it’s a very smooth – close your eyes and think of it.
It’s very smooth, lustrous, like this necktieright here, very nice, but the gentleman who wrote me, what he has is it is a silk necktiebut it’s actually been woven, non traditionally so normally we’ll see what’s called asatin weave and that’s a reflective weave.
It’s one that’s very tight and that’swhat we see where in that’s most of the time 99.
9% of the time what silk is woveninto.
But he has here is a complex three dimensionalweave which is actually using a nap surface and so this is a weave in which they may havehad only used the basket or a twill weave but have to actually look at – probablya basket weave.
And they’ve mixed it with another threedimensional weave.
If you can imagine, basically they finishand they’ve refined the fabric so that it’s got a little bit of silk hairs that come outand that gives it a very nap feel.
So in the same way that this is wool, thisjacket is wool yet it’s a tweed and it’s got a very soft.
You almost want to go to sleep in somethinglike this but it’s the same wool, it’s made from the same fabric as a worsted woolsuit which has a very slick.
It’s not going to have this nap surfacewhich is that hair.
It’s a very straight surface on there.
So hopefully that makes big sense.
Again, go to the link down below.
I’ll try to explain this more in an articlebut it comes down to our expectations that all silk has to be a certain way and all woolhas to be a certain way and all cotton has to be a certain way and a great example issynthetic fibers.
So think about fleece and then think aboutsomething you’re active wear.
Fleece is very soft.
It keeps you very warm.
It’s very thick versus some of that activewhere it’s very thing.
It pulls sweat right from your body.
Other times you’ve probably had somethingmade from polyester which is really, really bad quality.
Other times you got something made from amore modern polyester or rayon or one of these other fabrics, other combinations and actuallyfeels very nice and it’s something that you love to wear.
So understanding that what the fabric is isonly one part of the story.
You’ve also got to understand the weaveand there were a number of other components but to answer this gentleman’s question, it is probably 100% silk and what it comes down to is it’s been woven in a complexpattern that gives it that nap surface is what you’re feeling.
Okay, hopefully that cleared up.
Again, go to the article.
I’ll try to give you teaching more aboutsynthetic fibers, about cotton, about wool and we’ll also talk a little bit about weaves.
This has been Antonio Centeno with Real MenReal Style.
Take care and I’ll see you in the next video.