We need a durable wool.
April 24, 2014 5:56 PM Subscribe
I'm a rookie member of the Providence Grays
, a vintage baseball team. This season, we are having a difficult time finding a source of wool that we can use for our baseball trousers. Can anyone help me find a source?
posted by ursus_comiter to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've asked around in a few of my circles that might have been likely (re-enactors, fabric oriented archaeologists), but haven't had any luck. So, I'm turning to AskMe.
When I asked for specifics from the guy who's been dealing with uniform issues, this is what I was told: We need a durable wool. That can be accomplished with some combination of a tight weave and heavy weight. A good heavy weight would be greater than 14oz I think. Don’t know about the weave.
It needs to stand up to sliding multiple times during 35 games for at least 3 years.
Previous sources have dried up for various reasons, and none were ideal from what I can tell from the tales of ripped out seats after just a few games. We had a line on a slightly less than ideal wool earlier this month, but the provider wouldn't offer samples before we bought in bulk, so the deal was off.
If it's not clear from context, we're looking for a heavy weave wool fabric which we will then use to make our trousers. We're also looking for it to come in in a somewhat specific shade of gray, although there's wiggle room there. We're OK for other parts of the uniform at this time.