Silk for occasion wear

Wool and cashmere

But which fabric should I choose?

Friday 3 June, 2016

Every man and woman needs a good suit but it is the impeccable details and choice of fabric that differentiate the great from the good. Suits are not just for work but provide a body armour that allows you the confidence to take on the world. Fabric choice is often defined by budget but here we discuss some key attributes that will help you choose.  As with many things even a cheaper fabric can look good if worn properly but there is no denying you do get what you pay for when it comes to tailoring.

Wool is the most versatile and breathes well with tweed, flannel, cashmere, merino and worsted all members of the family.

Cotton is the second most popular choice it breathes easily but creases so often retained for a more casual look

Linen is super lightweight and perfect for the summer sun but wrinkles and stains easily

Silk is ideal for more luxurious events due to its shine, as well as being light retaining a fabulous breathability

Velvet is a closely woven fabric of single or blended silk, cotton and nylon. Heavier weight and perfect for winter evening events

Polyester retains heat, wrinkles and gets shiny but used as part of a blend adds durability.

When purchasing a suit it is important you get it right. Off the peg will never provide you with the options of fabric and styling that you get from made to measure and it will never offer the quality of service that is synonymous with this craft.  Our advice is to always opt for the best quality for your requirement and budget, you will never be disappointed and there is no denying that quality creates confidence.

For more advice or just for a tailored chat please contact our highly experienced tailors and advisors at William Young 1876 / 01442 859034 /