Thursday, February 12, 2009

Polyester Or Wool Tuxedo?

By Victor Santerino

Polyester, silk, cashmere, wool, cotton, and satin have all been used in the creation of the tuxedo. Most recently we have found that people are buying their tuxedos in either wool or polyester. Read through this article to find out why.

Wool is made from the hair of animals like sheep, llamas, goats, and even rabbits. This material has been around for ages and has been used in the creation of all sorts of garment before the suit was even in existence.

Benefits of wool come in the form of insulation from both hot and cold weather, endurance, and static defiance. These reasons have led to wool becoming the most popular source for all formal wear garments.

Disadvantages of wool come in the form of its ability to wrinkle and inability to be run through a washing machine. People who purchase a wool suit do so with the knowledge that they will have recurring costs in the form of dry cleaning.

The polyester tux is created using human created fibers. This fiber become extremely popular in the 1970's and 1980's, but has since lost much of its acclaim.

The benefit of this fabric is its wrinkle retardant elements that keep it looking great even after long use. Also this material does not always have to be professionally cleaned, which can save money over time.

The major fault of polyester is the way it feels in comparison to more natural materials. Also this fabric is known to hold in heat, which can lead to copious sweating and discomfort.

Men and women looking for a tuxedo should consider the material carefully. These two fibers really are two different animals. Feel free to bookmark this article and come back to it whenever necessary. - 16651

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