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The secrets of the origins of raw materials

When purchasing an outerwear, a shirt, a pair of pants or even a jacket, the attention for the fabrics for clothing must precede that for the model of a garment or an accessory. Plain or patterned, in wool, silk or cotton, stiffer or softer: the possibilities are almost endless. That’s why it’s important to get advice from professional and experienced workers like those you find at Mandelli Milano. In generally speaking, there are at least three aspects to consider when looking at the fabrics with which garments and accessories are made: the visual aspect, the sensation to the touch and the “weight” of the fabric. (usually the heavier it is, the more refined it is)


It is precisely because of the combination of aspects that must be taken into account when choosing a garment that the rule applies: fabrics should not only be looked at, but first and foremost touched. A pleasant sensation must be felt when touching them: warmth and softness for winter garments, freshness and lightness for summer ones. The weight of the fabric is also fundamental, between 220 and 250 grams in summer and between 300 and 600 grams in winter. Wool is the most suitable fiber for clothes in every season. The fabric used to make cashmere clothing is obtained by processing the fleece of the Hircus Goat, which lives on the Tibetan plateaus, in the Himalayan region and mainly in Mongolia. This animal produces a particularly fine, soft and warm wool that allows it to protect itself from the extremely harsh winter climate, when temperatures drop to -40° C. After the animal’s moulting, or shearing, its fleece is selected, cleaned and spun. Just To give an idea, a goat produces only about 100 grams of usable cashmere. Therefore, the wool of at least 2 to 6 goats is needed to make a sweater. Combed wool fabrics are measured in “microns” which is the diameter of the fiber. The range of wool fineness (accompanied by the letter ‘S’) goes from 100’S to 160’S: the higher the number, the more valuable the fabric.


Technical fabrics represent the must-have for leisure time and characterize the latest trends in sportswear and outerwear. Lightness, breathability, ability to regulate temperature, suitable for street style and for outdoor trips in the middle of nature: these are some of the main features of garments that must combine wearability and functionality, elegance and comfort. A breathable and waterproof fabric, on the other hand, performs a dual function: it is able to provide protection from the weather, preventing water from penetrating and allows sweat to be carried to the outside, protecting both the skin and clothing. The aspect of breathability is important for many reasons: in winter and summer, respectively, it avoids cooling and overheating of the skin and promotes the body’s natural thermo-regulation, protecting from the weather. Mandelli’s Leisure collection is suitable for leisure, travel, sport, country and yacht club. The objective of the historic brand is to accompany its admirers even in these moments of freedom, with more comfortable and technical garments, always distinctive and stylish, able to give a touch of class even in these less formal occasions. Not only in the professional sphere, then, but also in sports and travel: having a 360-degree vision, the company has created a complete total look for its customers, with timeless garments and accessories, skilfully made with the finest natural fibers to express contemporary elegance for urban wear and loungewear. For four generations Mandelli Milano has offered men’s lines suitable for both work and moments of freedom and pleasure, always putting quality first. Contact us here

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