So you’re out shopping either for your first suit, custom tailored suit or a suit just to have for special occasions such as wedding, interviews, or for a party you might want to understand what more goes into your suit. Here we’re going to go over a little more about types of suit fabrics and also how to fit the right size suit.
Wool Suit Tailor: Possibly one of the most popular fabric choices for men due to its natural materials that breathes well and can be worn both when it’s warm or cool out. With the soft material it may be also wrinkle free but can also warrant lighter and slimmer fabric materials.
Worsted Wool Suit Tailor: Is a compact textile that’s not only smooth also has a high durability in outdoor weathers. Unlike regular wool needing to be spun, worsted materials are first combed in a carding process to remove short fibers.
Cashmere Suits Tailor: A luxurious looking suit, but gives off a type of shine unwanted by many. This suit would be nice to wear to special events or for the casual wear not your daily office suit jacket. This suit may also work really well slimmer for men in former occasions.
Cotton Suit Tailor: One of the second most popular suits. This is a nice breathable material but can easily form ceases that without ironing may make your suit look sloppy. The softness of the fabric may mimic those in the wool section.
Linen Suit Tailor: Linens are super lightweight and maintain a cooler feel in rising temperatures. Like cottons, linens also wrinkle and stains quite easily. If you’re the accidental prone type avoid spilling during dinner!
Polyester Suit Tailor: Is a synthetic type of material and is considered a lower quality when it comes to a blend of fibers. Suits made with polyester are also prone to wrinkles more. Also like cashmere may have a fabric shine making the suit look cheap.
Silk Suit Tailor: A suit derived from insects, this type of material will provide a superior comfort. In higher end luxury suit jackets the lining may also be made from silk. Its breath-ability and natural temperature regulator helps the body retain both heat in the winter and cool in the warmer months.
One you’ve picked out the type of fabric you may enjoy in your suit jacket, think about the weight of materials as well. Ranging from between 7 ounces upwards of 19 ounces each fabric can carry a different weight for different occasions.
On the lower end for suit the materials in the 7-9 ounce range are considered light weight. An ideal suit for those summer peak months and those who travel often. The next level between 9.5-12 ounces are light to mid weights perfect also for those on the go in fluctuating weather situations but not cool enough to wear a warmer suit. Lastly, 12-19 ounce a big jump to the heavier materials, this would be great made for the cooler autumn months and winter days may also consider a long wool coat for travelers.
We’ve covered a lot in three weeks and we still have a lot to cover. Finally, suits are an investment. It’s something more versatile than you can imagine from interviews, casual wear, to a wedding. Finding the right one may be hard for those on a budget but have high expectations. Check with your local suit tailor and get your custom measurements today.