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FABRICS SELECTIONS


We have taken great care in our fabric selection and bring you some of the best fabrics sourced from all over the world. We work with some of the finest mills and offer our clients a huge selection of world class options.

SUITING FABRICS


a) Wool fabric

Most modern suits are made of wool. It’s the most versatile fabric, the best in comfort, wrinkle-resistant, and has greater longevity than most. Another characteristic that makes wool an ideal suit fabric is its ability to absorb moisture, thus, even when you’re forced to sport a suit on the hottest of days, it’ll keep you cool. The most common types of wool suits are merino, cashmere and angora.

Best season: All year long

b) Flannel

Flannel isn’t quite as popular as it used to be because it’s a heavy fabric that doesn’t breathe much, which means that you’ll be toasty warm in any climate. Its wear has also declined because the fabric begins to peel over time.

Best season: Winter

c) Cotton

Cotton is a durable fabric found in most American men's suits; it doesn’t quite fit European's fancy. Like wool, cotton can absorb sweat (important for controlling body odor) and keep you cool throughout most months. As a huge bonus, the fabric is quite practical and easy to maintain since it’s machine-washable.
 

Best season: Spring, summer and fall

d) Linen

Linen may look cool while on a tropical vacation, but it has many drawbacks that don’t necessarily fit into the modern man’s day-to-day life. A linen suit is lightweight and will keep you very cool in the warmer months; but, its downfall is that it creases very easily..


SHIRTING FABRICS


a) Broadcloth

Also known as “poplin”, this is the classic dress shirt fabric. Broadcloth fabric is created using a simple over/under weave pattern and is generally woven tightly with finer yarns so that the result is smooth and silky. Broadcloth fabrics have a much smoother texture than their Pinpoint and Oxford cousins and, as a result, are more suitable for formal occasions. Broadcloths are generally lightweight (more so as the yarn number increases) and have a crisp appearance.

b) Oxford

Oxford fabrics are inherently more casual because they are generally made from rougher, more substantial yarns. Oxford fabrics are created using a basket weave, where multiple yarns pass over one-another in the vertical and horizontal directions. Because of the yarn used, Oxford fabrics are more affordable. An oxford shirt is probably not the right choice for evening wear or a more formal office, but it makes a great weekend shirt. The classic Oxford is all white and combined with a button-down collar.

c) Pinpoint

Also known as “Pinpoint Oxford”, Pinpoint fabrics utilize a basket weave, like Oxford cloth, but use finer yarns that would typically be seen in Broadcloth. The result is a combination of the two fabrics for something that can be both dressy and casual. Pinpoint fabrics are suitable for everything but the most formal of occasions and are equally appropriate for most offices or nights out on the town. Because of this flexibility, pinpoint is a great choice unless you have very specific preferences toward something else. Pinpoint fabrics are generally heavier than Broadcloth and have a crisp appearance.

d) Twill

Twill fabrics (including herringbone and houndstooth, which are designs created using the twill weave) are created using a special weave that results in a diagonal ribbing or “wale.” Because of the diagonal weave, twill fabrics are softer, they wrinkle less, and are easier to iron. On the downside, they are harder to clean if you stain them and they will lack the “crisp” feel that is found in a well-pressed Broadcloth or Pinpoint. Twill fabrics are a good choice if you like a softer, heavier fabric. Like Pinpoint, twill fabrics are suitable for formal and informal occasions.







 
 
 
 
 
       
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