The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 71
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 71

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, September 29, 1996
Page 71
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. 1996 9 Stain-resistant suit answer to messy clothing SYDNEY M. DIPPEL THE SAUNAJOURNAL Men, don't worry about not being seen, because it's a hot- looking addition to any wardrobe. And there will be no more worries with coffee, tea, wine or those extra-special sauces at lunchtime. Their clothes will be protected, because they'll be wearing Teflon.It's the new Teflon suit, and although men will not want to cook on it, they can cook in it Sean is wearing the Teflon suit provided by J,P, Roths & Sons. Clothiers. PHOTO: VINO WONG and not worry about a thing. A Canadian clothing manufacturer, S. Cohen Inc., has developed a suit made from a high-twist fabric that, with its coat of Teflon, repels stains. Although this type of clothing protection isn't new (it's in much of the rainwear on the market today), the latest technology is so sophisticated, it is difficult to distinguish between treated and non-treated fabrics. "The fabric breathes like a pure wool suit and looks and feels like any normal garment," said Peter Cohen, president of the 73-year-old family-owned company. Before the pure virgin wool suits are made, the fabric is dipped in a vat pf Teflon from Du Pont Inc., and then run through a high-temperature oven. This bonds the Teflon to the fibers, and forms an indivisible, protective shield around those fibers in the fabric. The yarn is'twisted one-and-a-half times more than regular yarn to give it greater crease resistance, a more luxurious fit, and retention of its breathability, according to Cohen. A silicone strip is added to the pants' crease to make, them more crease-resistant, too. Water and spills bead up on the surface and roll off instead of penetrating into the fabric. The fabric also offers protection from oil stains. "It's stain-repellent, not stain- proof," Cohen said. "If you rubbed the spill hard enough, you'd get a stain." The suit should cut down on dry-cleaning since the fabric tends to repel stains and requires less pressing. The suits are available in more than a dozen colors and textures in either single-breasted with two or three buttons or double- breasted. Textured jackets are offered in olive, browns, navy and blacks. While the Teflon suit isn't exactly a revolutionary concept, S. Cohen is being credited with giv- Roth & Sons Clothiers. Owner "It's a great suit," he admits, ing retailers another tool with Charlie Roth says the real beau- "They have definitely combined which to sell suits. ty of the suit is its practicality technology with marvelous The suit is offered at Joseph P. and fashionability. piece goods." ENDLETQN v' w ;,^-'-"V 4fV v^- ^-fi uVA !l te ,*«&'«'•? ****£ -I-.-.- _ _^ _._^._. .,';:r'v.".'*y ••.**Fiiim ^^•""""**> " MMiaiM < ,.".^ L ^~~ : v» : " J^k 1 ^ ? "fi^l ^P^^'* * ^Hi^f "^pw ™- ^ ^ ^ *^^MF ^^^* ^ 9 am ^ 6 Dm. .Thursday 9 am > B em. Saturday 9am»6:80 pro

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