There are many wool mills that maintain rare and precious materials. These wool and wool blended fabric selections are purchased through the most discerning customers wanting uniqueness and value far greater than what's available to the mass market such as department stores and outlets. Even some of the most notable menswear suiting brands and steered away from finer fabrics due to the company's expense and profitability goals. Another problem is the ability for big brands and department stores to hire sales professionals that have the technical and tailoring expertise to charge a purchase such as this. Mostly, successful independents and clothier speciality stores are able to offer finer garment wool fabrics as mentioned below.
It's a true fact that of the 75 million sheep that live currently live in Australia that only 18 produce wool with he fineness inferior to 19 Microns. Of the 32 million sheep living living in New Zealand, only 2.2 million produce wool with fineness of inferior to 21 microns. ( What are Microns ? A unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter, used in many technological and scientific fields. More specifically, used to measure the fineness of wool textiles for suitings. )
WISH from Loro Piana
Wish SUPER 170'S is obtained from batches of wool whose average does not exceed 15 microns. This is compared with China's best cashmere that varies between 14 to 16 microns and offers extraordinary fluid and soft hand to be immediately perceived to the first touch. The WISH collection can be worn throughout the year and it adapts perfectly to each season and to every climate and latitude, guaranteeing maximum comfort at all times. - LORO PIANA
I have used several fabrics from the WISH collection and I want to note that this is the ideal collection for luxury garments that fit the bill for timeless elegance and perfect drape. It is indefinitely soft to the touch like most 100% cashmere fabrics and also offers timeless coloring in the selection. I usually recommend it to clients who want to upgrade their basics. Obviously there are far superior fabrics out there from other mills if you wanted the utmost luxurious basic suitings. However, I don't think you can go wrong with the WISH selections.
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