This summer at the Anglet flea market, an old postal agent cape was looking for a taker. With its beautiful engraved buttons and piping buttonholes, its wool sheet of a density unknown today, it had allure. Lining or rubber point, just a layer of wool so stiff that waterproofing was guaranteed. But who would support today this "cardboard" side. Modern man seeks lightness and flexibility.
To resist the invasion of artificial materials such as Gore-Tex, wool makers have been looking for a solution. In the late 1990s, Loro Piana found a martingale, applying a layer of a material derived from polyurethane to the back of flannel sheets or fine wool. Windproof and waterproof, it lets out body moisture. Storm system, its name hits the mark! Albert Goldberg, at Façonnable, sniffed out the invention he called "Façorain."
Thanks to this glued membrane, the outside of the garment can remain completely traditional...
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