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Thoughts on Polyester ?
« on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 21:27:56 »
It's plastic.

You put it in the dryer, it's toasted plastic.  Then you wear it 24/7..

potentially Toxic ??



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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 21:40:28 »
Anything is. You know that.

But polyester is pretty inert.
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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 22:02:39 »
basically the best fabric for silkscreening clothes

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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 22:12:19 »
basically the best fabric for silkscreening clothes

Without a doubt. I doubt that actual silk has been used for screens in decades.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 22:36:01 »
potentially Toxic ??

wear toxic clothes become hulk

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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 04:24:17 »
I never wear polyester. It doesn’t breath correctly and most of the time is looks cheap. Only wool/cotton/leather.

And silk ties of cause.

Also Synthetic fibers are highly flammable so I don’t wear them to work for that reason alone. My white coat is cotton, so are my shirts. Pants are cotton or wool. 


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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 12:18:01 »
I never wear polyester. It doesn’t breath correctly and most of the time is looks cheap. Only wool/cotton/leather.

And silk ties of cause.

Also Synthetic fibers are highly flammable so I don’t wear them to work for that reason alone. My white coat is cotton, so are my shirts. Pants are cotton or wool. 


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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 14:28:23 »
Yesterday I went to the prom, and I didn't wear a tie. Ties look stupid on me and I much prefer just a shirt and a jacket.
My father has a wool suit and it is quite expensive


Most suits are traditionally made of pure wool, modern ones often of a poly-wool blend (would avoid). The tie-less look is unfortunately very common these days. I personally couldn't possibly wear a jacket without a tie. If it is too hot to wear a tie, I would drop the jacket altogether.

People who think ties don’t look good on them often wear ill-fitting suits or shirts. The choice of the right collar for your face shape is also important. I for example avoid shark collars. But my preferred style of suit is from the 1950s, so what I wear is mostly very traditional, but not too formal. I tend to combine rough-wool or tweed wool jackets with slacks, and only rarely wear matching 2-piece suits. This style is less formal and more versatile.


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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 21:50:31 »
Any suit worth wearing is quite expensive- the cheap ones look like garbage! And if you've got a non-standard body shape, you pretty much have to go custom. So bloody glad that I don't have reasons to own suits anymore... even if they fit well, they are really not that comfortable.

I wear polyester all the time- still doesn't seem to be anything better than it when it comes to sports clothing.

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"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 23:46:53 »

doesn't seem to be anything better


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_in_the_White_Suit


I am so going to watch that.

Reading the Wikipedia article, my first thought was "ultra durable white fabric that doesn't take dye? he's invented Spectra!" (well, before the radioactive part).

Edit: The class of fabrics that Spectra came from came out around the same time as the film, too.
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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 06:28:57 »
Any suit worth wearing is quite expensive- the cheap ones look like garbage! And if you've got a non-standard body shape, you pretty much have to go custom. So bloody glad that I don't have reasons to own suits anymore... even if they fit well, they are really not that comfortable.

I wear polyester all the time- still doesn't seem to be anything better than it when it comes to sports clothing.

Since the style of suit I prefer is not considered modern, I get my jackets and pants very affordably second hand. The quality of vintage suits is often very good. High quality cotton dress shirts are also a lot less expensive second-hand then one might think, and often times they were only worn once or twice by the seller anyway.

The style I wear is more loosely cut then contemporary fashion, and therefore quite conformable to wear over long periods. This might have been a consideration back in the day as well, when the suit was still a uniform and worn all-day.

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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 07:15:07 »
I hate polyester for its crappy texture and ba breathability. I wear only cotton.

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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 08:06:48 »
I don't like to think how much polyester fuzz that gets washed into the ocean from washing machines.
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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 08:21:29 »
Bottleneck is cotton underwear,  it sticks to you in the summer.

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 09:20:29 »
I like several fabrics for clothes in general, but would not consider anything but cotton for underwear.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:49:09 »
Bottleneck is cotton underwear,  it sticks to you in the summer.
There's an alternative to that which would allow for that sticking issue not to be a problem and air to circulate properly.   
I tend to stick w/ Boxer Briefs for comfort and support.




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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 17:37:46 »
Bottleneck is cotton underwear,  it sticks to you in the summer.
There's an alternative to that which would allow for that sticking issue not to be a problem and air to circulate properly.   
I tend to stick w/ Boxer Briefs for comfort and support.

Cotton boxers will still stick when you get swamp butt during summer.  Polyester is the only kind that breaths gud' enuff.

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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 18:51:00 »
What do a tight pair of pants and a cheap hotel have in common?

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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 20:36:20 »
I had to Google it.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 23:34:11 »
Bottleneck is cotton underwear,  it sticks to you in the summer.
There's an alternative to that which would allow for that sticking issue not to be a problem and air to circulate properly.   
I tend to stick w/ Boxer Briefs for comfort and support.

Cotton boxers will still stick when you get swamp butt during summer.  Polyester is the only kind that breaths gud' enuff.


You just need a sexy pair of panties to hug all your curves softly. Thongs are perfect for catching that errant butt sweat during Summer months!

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Re: Thoughts on Polyester ?
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 01:33:21 »
Bottleneck is cotton underwear,  it sticks to you in the summer.

The answer is obvious- go commando.