Hi, for the purposes of this, I work in an office with a smart dress code and have a fair bit of walking as part of my commute.
I need 4 pairs of new trousers, probably black, navy, grey, pattern. Can you tell me what material I should be looking on the label? Is 100% wool a good idea? I can also see lots of polyester online. Thank you for the advice!
100% wool is fine for the winter, as long as it doesn’t make you itch.
I’d personally avoid polyester trousers - if you want to look smart, go for a cotton / synthetic mix, whee the cotton is at least 80%. Linen looks good in the summer until the moment you sit down, then you spend the rest of the day looking like you’re wearing a crushed hankie. HTH.
Always check the label for the dreaded dry-clean only. Wool is a pretty good choice - usually hangs well, doesnt smell. It can be itchy though. Pure polyester is grim - I find it sweaty and itchy and generally feel gross wearing it. Like pp said, though, a little bit of synthetic in an otherwise natural fibre is OK, it can increase the longevity of the fabric.
Lurking amongst huge heaps of junk, M&S usually have some natural fibres at a reasonable price.