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May 22, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Clothing fabric description

PonchoA reader submits a screenshot from a product page from Wintersilks:

So is this poncho 60% silk or 100% silk?

They should make the fabric description of this poncho clearer.


both 'silk' and 'nylon jersey twist' are types of 'sillk'?

btw that is the dumbest clothing idea ever.

Posted by: gmangw at May 22, 2006 12:19 AM

60% silk from Bombyx mori mori, 40% sik from Bombyx mori nylon for a total of 100% silk... of course

Posted by: Horatio at May 22, 2006 01:06 AM

Is it possible that top is two pieces, one of which is a 60/40 blend, and the other being 100% silk?

Posted by: WiglyWorm at May 22, 2006 01:12 AM

It's obvious! The garment is composed of 60% silk, and that silk is composed of 100% silk ! You're obviously not marketing folk *LOL*

Posted by: peterg22 at May 22, 2006 06:01 AM

Nylon jersey twist is not silk. Silk is natural while nylon is a man made fabric constructed from the same molecules that plastics are made from. Broken.

Posted by: Jpantis at May 22, 2006 07:19 AM

Did anyone else notice that there are two L's in the "100% Sillk" line?

Posted by: Kyle at May 22, 2006 07:56 AM

I was wondering about that. the whole thing is Broken.....broken to little tiny bite-sized pieces

Posted by: TAE at May 22, 2006 08:37 AM

It's asymmetrical... that makes things a lot clearer.

Posted by: Lucio at May 22, 2006 08:38 AM

I'll tell you what's broken. Its not the fabric the damn thing is made of, look at it. Its a hideous poncho. Anyone wearing that should get a broken face.

Posted by: mudface at May 22, 2006 10:19 AM

I do agree it's the poncho itself that's broken.

While it doesn't look to have two pieces I suspect there are two materials in it, one of which is 60/40 and the other 100%. There's a top part that's thicker and then the sheer material coming down. I suspect this top part contains the nylon.

Posted by: Loren Pechtel at May 22, 2006 10:34 AM

Hmm. Misspellings, bad looking model, bad clothing idea, badly executed statistics about the clothing, potentially misleading facts...

Looks like we have a home run here. Somebody needs to be fired...

Posted by: =David at May 22, 2006 10:59 AM

"60% of the time it works all of the time"

Posted by: julie at May 22, 2006 11:05 AM

Looks like they changed their minds and never fixed it. Either way, the poncho is ugly :P XP

Posted by: Another guy named Alex B. at May 22, 2006 11:06 AM

...And considering it's summer, nobody was smart enought to say, "shouldn't we wait until Winter, or make it skimpy enough to be more of a decoration?"

I guess they made it skimpy. Nobody will be wearing it this Winter, though! ROFL dumb advertisers!

Posted by: Another guy named Alex B. at May 22, 2006 11:10 AM

Perhaps the 60% silk in the fabric is 100% silk...

Like that cheese in your burrito is 100% real cheese, although that doesn't make the burrito 100% cheese...

Or perhaps they just made a typo. :P

Posted by: Pyotr at May 22, 2006 02:57 PM

dumb! lol

Posted by: NCeJ at May 22, 2006 06:01 PM

it's 60% silk and 40% nylon polyester twist for a total of 100% sillk

silk + nylon + polyester=sillk

Posted by: gtuhitu at May 22, 2006 08:47 PM

Just a WAG but maybe what they are trying to say is the main poncho is 100% silk and the edging is the twist thing which has a different make up.

Posted by: SparkS at May 23, 2006 01:14 AM

I agree that it’s BROKEN

Posted by: Darth Ninja at May 23, 2006 01:50 AM

That is some of the ugliest clothing I've ever seen. It takes a good-looking person and makes her look fat. It's bad marketing and bad fashion -- 200% broken.

Posted by: Alcas at May 23, 2006 07:43 AM

Forget the poncho... what I would like to know is who would want anything the color of "dusty moss"? Couldn't they come up with a better color name?

Posted by: Chaos at May 23, 2006 10:25 AM

Often the different colors a garment comes in are made from slightly different fabrics. Perhaps one or more of the colors is 100% silk, but another color is only 60% silk. Still, it would be less confusing to spell this out.

Posted by: Barbara G Young at May 24, 2006 02:46 PM

its 160%silk!!! duh!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: no one at June 17, 2006 02:58 PM

What's really broken is the woman in the picture is wearing THAT while there's snow on the ground.

Posted by: joe at July 7, 2006 03:11 PM

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