Scabal develops its special fabrics by selecting the rarest and most luxurious fibers, as for example gold, diamond fragments, Super 250’S or Vicuña. These very high quality-fabrics are brought out in limited editions, in between seasons.
Can you imagine a tailor-made suit in a fabric which is even softer than cashmere? This will soon become a reality with the latest creation by Scabal. This amazing fabric goes by the name of Yangir, after a wild mountain goat which inhabits the Mongolian high mountains. Its wool is exquisitely soft; it is very rare. For Scabal it has been a major challenge to bring this project to a successful completion. However, as from July 2006, you will be able to order your first fabric length of Yangir.The international number one brand for prestigious men’s fabric Scabal is not easily satisfied when it comes to raw materials for its exclusive woven fabrics. Only the finest bales of wool will meet their high standards and Scabal constantly strives for improvement.
To create this latest Yangir fabric, Scabal has purchased wool which originates from the Yangir, a goat which lives in the wild in the high mountain range of Mongolia, Turkistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Nepal. Well, let’s just say the roof of the world. The Mongolian word ‘Yangir’ means robust animal with fine wool. The wool of this rare species of goat whose colour varies from chocolate brown to creamcoloured, looks like cashmere but is even finer, softer and warmer. It is the epitome of luxury. It is also a highly exclusive type of wool. Worldwide, this wild species of goat only yields a few hundred kilos of wool per annum. Scabal acquires only the finest quality of this wool and selects only a small percentage of its ultrafine, short fibres. Textile specialists define this wool as the “golden fleece of the 21st century. The Yangir fabric by Scabal consists of 20 per cent of Yangir wool and 80 per cent of ultrafine Super 200's wool. Spinning this delicate, shorthaired Yangir wool is not an easy task as it is very labour-intensive. However, the result is definitely worth it: Yangir is the most remarkable fabric for suits developed in recent years. It is an exceptionally soft fabric weighing 320 grams, designed to create the most exclusive suits.
The fabric has an extremely pleasant feel, it drapes well and looks exquisite. What is also remarkable is that the wool of these Capra Ibex Sibirica goats, or Yangir goats, has in the past been woven into scarves by Scabal, but never before has it been used as a fabric to make suits. Yangir is now the top Scabal suit fabric based on this type of wool.As from July 2006, the fabric will be available in the 65 countries in which Scabal has a presence. It will be delivered in a gift box with brochure, a Yangir fabric label and a set of special buttons.
Yangir Technical Specifications
- Composition: 80% Wool Super 200’s, 20% Yangir
- Weight: 320 g (11.8 micron = finer than cashmere)
- Number of designs and colours: 16 colours (from grey to navy blue to black); 2 plain fabrics, and the remainder are striped
- Origin: the fabrics are produced at Scabal’s own weaving plant in Huddersfield (England)