These Suits Not Cut From Same Old Cloth: Material Spun With Diamond Dust

| December 5, 2000

These Suits Not Cut From Same Old Cloth: Material Spun With Diamond Dust, Francine Dubé, National Post
Though you can't see it or feel it in the material, the latest trend in fashion has been to use 'diamond chip' fabric. The wool from sheep specially bred in Australia gets sprinkled with diamond dust as its spun into cloth to make suits that cost as much as $5,800. Worldwide, only 1,080 yards of the fabric exist, in 18 different varieties of gray and navy, solids and pinstripes. Francine Dubé of Toronto'sNational Post recently interviewed Harry Rosen, chairman of an exclusive store that uses the cloth to create tailor-made suits. Regarding the diamond fabric, Rosen says, 'If there's anything at all, it may, in a certain light, catch the light and sparkle. Although I find that revolting as a thought.'
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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