Men's possum/merino Oxford vee
For more than 20 years Noble Wilde has perfected the blending of two of the most exceptional natural fibres in the world, the luxuriant fur of the brushtail possum and the silken wool of the merino sheep. Together these fibres form a velvety soft yarn, unsurpassed in warmth and durability.
The possum fibre has a hollow core which traps a tunnel of air that provides extraordinary warmth (up to 30% more than 100% wool garment). The only other animal with a hollow core fibre is the polar bear. Secondly, the hollow core creates a fibre lighter than most other natural fibres. By blending 40% possum fibre into the yarn the overall weight of the garment is reduced by more than 20%.
Merino/possum yarn is highly resistant to pilling, and there is evidence that an enzyme in the possum fibre helps combat skin conditions like athlete’s foot and eczema as the possum fabric absorbs and expels moisture vapor.