Menswear Fiber Types & Weaves – Men’s Clothing Fabrics – Satin Basket Twill Weaves – Silk – Wool

Menswear Fiber Types & Weaves – Men’s Clothing Fabrics – Satin Basket Twill Weaves – Silk – Wool


Menswear Fiber Types & Weaves – Men’s Clothing
Fabrics – Satin Basket Twill Weaves – Silk – Wool Hi. I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of
Real Men Real Style. Today, I’m going to be talking about “Understanding fiber types
and weaves?” All right, if you haven’t already, please subscribe to our Youtube channel.
By doing that, these videos will come right to you. In addition, if you like this, if
you find it useful, please click down below on the like button. And finally, I’m going
to link you to an article in which I talk more about fabric types and weaves and getting
to a lot more detail with this because this video is going to be really short and it is
the response to a question I received. And it’s “Hi Antonio. I have a quick question
for you. I bought some Peter Miller neckties and they’re 100% silk but they look and
feel like a flan of wool. It has a slightly felted surface. I emailed Peter Miller and
even the customer service didn’t have an answer as to why it was so. They want me to
take pictures and send it to them. I thought you may know how they manufacture this and
why it doesn’t feel like a normal silk.” Okay, this is a great question and what it
comes down to is that most of the times we’ve got an impression of what a fabric should
feel like. If I say cotton, if something comes to your mind and you’ve got an idea of what
cotton should be like. If I said wool, something comes to your mind and 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 necktie right here, very nice, but the gentleman who wrote me, what
he has is it is a silk necktie but it’s actually been woven, non traditionally so
normally we’ll see what’s called a satin weave and that’s a reflective weave. It’s
one that’s very tight and that’s what we see where in that’s most of the time
99.9% of the time what silk is woven into. But he has here is a complex three dimensional
weave which is actually using a nap surface and so this is a weave in which they may have
had only used the basket or a twill weave but have to actually look at – probably
a basket weave. And they’ve mixed it with another three dimensional weave. If you can
imagine, basically they finish and they’ve refined the fabric so that it’s got a little
bit of silk hairs that come out and that gives it a very nap feel. So in the same way that
this is wool, this jacket is wool yet it’s a tweed and it’s got a very soft. You almost
want to go to sleep in something like this but it’s the same wool, it’s made from
the same fabric as a worsted wool suit which has a very slick. It’s not going to have
this nap surface which 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 article but it comes down
to our expectations that all silk has to be a certain way and all wool has to be a certain
way and all cotton has to be a certain way and a great example is synthetic fibers. So
think about fleece and then think about something you’re active wear. Fleece is very soft.
It keeps you very warm. It’s very thick versus some of that active where it’s very
thing. It pulls sweat right from your body. Other times you’ve probably had something
made from polyester which is really, really bad quality. Other times you got something
made from a more modern polyester or rayon or one of these other fabrics, other combinations
and actually feels very nice and it’s something that you love to wear. So understanding that what the fabric is is
only one part of the story. You’ve also got to understand the weave and 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 complex pattern 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 about synthetic fibers, about cotton,
about wool and we’ll also talk a little bit about weaves. This has been Antonio Centeno
with Real Men Real Style. Take care and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye-bye.

9 Replies to “Menswear Fiber Types & Weaves – Men’s Clothing Fabrics – Satin Basket Twill Weaves – Silk – Wool”

  1. @RustArtRed Not sure I'd want that – then I'd have to work for someone:) I love doing this on my own terms! But thank you for the comment sir!

  2. In my culture it is unacceptable for men to wear silk, are there any other materials ties can be made of? and possibly where i can find them.

  3. This was a very superficial explanation. It wasn't necessary to show the factory process but it was more like, "Well, there are different types of weaves" instead of "here are the types of weaves you should know about: A, B, and C." The article itself seems half-thought out and leaves much to be desired.

    I am beginning to feel that the more I learn about men's clothing and how it's made, the more RMRS is beginning to look like "men's fashion for dummies." It was a good start, though, as I'm sure it has been for many who moved on.

  4. Antonio: I love the information in these older videos you have, but you should maybe consider redoing them one day, especially if you have any updated information to include. Regards!

  5. The dimple in your tie is very well done. I like the way you haven't used the little holder at the back of the thick end and the thin end is very visible. It looks very classy. M.

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