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#1 posted 12-28-2016 01:00 AM

Wool is very flame resistant if you dont mind the texture.

- Mitchy

Merino wool, particularly in base/next-to-skin layers, is very soft, not itchy, breathes/wicks very well, keeps you warm when it’s cold, keeps you cool when it’s warm. Oh, and you could wear the same shirt for days in a row without it smelling because it’s very bacteria resistant. Other than the price, which can be high, merino shirts are the bees knees.

That s the reason why blacksmiths only wear cotton clothing (often with a heavy “texas”/welders starch applied). Even leather can steam and burn at 2000 deg F. Cotton at least burns slowly and in a visible smoky fashion.

- bobasaurus

I did a handful of metal sculpture classes in college and the shop instructors wouldn’t let you wear synthetics (or cuff your pant legs).

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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