THE QUALITY OF YOUR SUIT DEPENDS ENTIERELY ON THE QUALITY OF THE FABRIC
It doesn’t matter if you have the best tailor to cut you a suit; if you don’t work with the right type of fabric, the quality is not going to be there. With that said, here are 5 of the best types of fabric for your bespoke suit.
For over a century, wool has always been the most popular choice for suit tailors everywhere. It’s soft, comfortable, and easy to work with, making it the go-to material for a suit. There are two main ways to weave a wool suit; the worsted and the woolen style suits. Worsted wools are woven tighter than the woolen, making the fabric look sleek and extra durable. With proper care, a worsted wool can last for decades without losing its look and feel. Woolen suits are lighter and more breathable. Keep that in mind that this might be a better choice for a summer suit or a more casual event.
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Cotton is not far behind wool when it comes to popularity. It’s cheap, easy to work with, and it can be harvested in massive quantity. Cotton is incredibly light and airy, making it the perfect material for a summer suit.
Keeping in line with the summer suit theme, linen is the ultimate summer suit fabric. It’s light, it’s breathable, it keeps you cool, making it an all around the best material for any suit wearer on a hot and humid day. The only problem with linen is that it’s quite easy to rip and tear and it tends to crease up quite often.
Tweed is a more casual fabric for a suit, as the texture and the weave is somewhat more stylized than a traditional fabric like wool. Tweed is a thick, durable, and warm material – even more so than wool. It’s the perfect material for those who are looking to enjoy a nice weekend at the country club with the old boys. Although it’s not the most popular fabric choice for younger people, it doesn’t mean that you should shy away from them.
Silk makes for a great suit, as it flows incredibly well with the wearer’s form, and doesn’t tend to crease up or get wrinkled easily. Silk also has a natural shininess to it; a property that the tailor refers to as “luster”. If you’re looking for a subtle, yet, elegant way to show your class and style, a silk suit is definitely the way to go. One thing you need to make sure when wearing a silk suit is to never wet it, as it can cling uncomfortably tightly to the skin, and it can tear very easily when soaked. It has to be cleaned with the most skilled cleaning service, otherwise, you might end up having a tear in your jacket.
Each fabric has its own benefits and downsides. You need to know what type of suit you’re looking for and for what occasion do you need the suit. Having these ideas clear in your mind when talking to a tailor in Bangkok can ensure that your suit will come out looking its best in a timely manner.
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