More than often sales guys can take advantage of your lack of fabric knowledge when you are buying your suit.. Suit Fabric composition and quality is one of the most important factors in determining your suit cost. To make life easier for you when you buying your next tailor made suit we have boiled down everything you need to know about most popular suit fabrics and their quality
Below are the most popular suiting materials –
- Wool/Polyester Blend
- Wool/Cashmere Blend
Wool/polyester blend –
Wool/polyester blend suits are cheaper alternative to 100% pure wool. The biggest advantage of wool/polyester blend suits is that they do not wrinkle as much due to the synthetic fiber. However they come with their own disadvantage as polyester blend suits can get really hot and can carry a shiny look. Wool/polyester suits are also more affordable compared to 100% wool and other suiting fabrics.
Wool is versatile and most popular suiting fabric. Using 100% pure wool is important for your made to measure suit as it is a natural and durable fabric which works very well for Australian weather as it is a breathable fabric unlike the polyester blend fabrics.
Wool quality is determined by the thread count. Most of you must have come across the terms 100’s wool, 110’s wool, 120’s wool and 180’s wool. Super number specifies the count of the fabric. Higher the super count, the finer the wool. Higher super count also means more expensive fabric.
Super 110’s to Super 130’s wool are best suited for business suits as they provide perfect balance between comfort, fabric durability and wrinkle resistance.
They are different kinds of wool fabrics. Marino wools are considered as best as it is regarded as finest and softest wool.
Wool/Cashmere Blend –
Pure cashmere is a luxurious fabric known for its soft hand feel and pure wool is best known for its breathability and durability. So wool/cashmere blend fabrics have best of both worlds. They are soft, luxurious and wrinkle resistant. We highly recommend wool/cashmere blend fabrics for wedding suits for its best day of your life and groom should opt for nothing but the best!
Linen – Linen is natural fiber known for its uneven texture. A linen suit is best suited for warmer months and if you decide to get married on the beach then linen wedding suit is what you need. Linen blazers look cool on but the downfall is that they crease very easily. Want to know more about Linen suits, please read http://www.bentexsuits.com.au/blog/2013-09-20-Beat-The-Heat-With-Linen-Suits
Cotton suits are made up of 100% cotton and the biggest advantage is that this natural fiber will keep you cool in warmer months and will absorb sweat. It’s perfect material for summer, spring and fall.
Getting a tailor made suit perfect suit is not just about getting the style and fit right, it’s also about getting the fabric right. If you are looking for a perfect custom tailored suit then visit one of conveniently located stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Western Sydney.