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My uncle has his original varsity jacket from high school (early 1960's). He is trying to get a reproduction but wants the wool matched exactly. He has had one made and the arms did not have the seams and he claims the wool was "new wool" which is fuzzy. How can I match this fabric?
Your uncle's original varsity jacket was probably made out of 100% "Melton" wool. If you use that wool it shouldn't fuzz, as some synthetic wool blends do.
Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.