Just how much polyester can be acceptable in a wool blend suit?

Just how much polyester can be acceptable in a wool blend suit? Some fabric bolts have caught my eye that are 80/20 Wool and Polyester but I am weary about the polyester content. I know that polyester and other man made fabrics lack the breathability that a 100% wool suit has but is a small percent ok? And if so, what is the % amount that you you would not want to exceed of polyester?

Thanks, Bill

One Reply to “Just how much polyester can be acceptable in a wool blend suit?”

  1. 80/20 isn’t too bad. I wouldn’t get anything with a higher % polyester than that. It’s the same ratio I use when buying a cotton blend button up sport shirt. No more than 20% synthetic.
    Of course in a perfect world all our suits would be 100% wool and our shirts 100% cotton but synthetic fibers do often ad a benefit in small amounts. I like that little bit of stretch Lycra gives one of my shirts but the shirt is still 97% cotton. I’m lucky enough that all my tailored clothes are all 100% wool but I’m looking to buy a new suit eventually and my budget is going to dictate that it be a blend.

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