60% wool or 99% wool or 100% Wool?

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to buy some dress pants. They come in 60% wool, 99% wool, or 100% wool. The 100% wool will be ideal but are the 60% wool and 99% wool okay too?

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Apr 25, 2019 - 10:44am

It's becoming more common to add ~1% elastane to give trim-fitting wool dress pants a bit of stretch, like this one from Bonobos. Shouldn't pose a "cheap & shiny" issue, but you might want make sure returns are easy, or check them out in a store first.

BTW, unlike jeans, most dress pants are designed for easy tailoring, and most of them will need some adjustments in the waist/seat/inseam to fit you well. Either buy from a store that offers this, or find a good tailor you trust.

https://bonobos.com/products/stretch-wool-dress-pants

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Apr 26, 2019 - 5:01am

It's ok having some elastane. And even if it is 60% it really depends on what kind of mix is there.

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May 2, 2019 - 10:25pm
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