The Fabrics In Your Clothes

The fabric is the most important consideration when buying a suit. This material will touch your skin, influence your comfort, interact with the environment, get tested by time, and be seen by others. You want to make the best choice from the start, especially if you are going for a bespoke suit. Give the tailor a good material to work with and you will surely be satisfied with the results. Below are some of the most popular fabrics for suits and the reasons why people gravitate to them.

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Wool is a natural fabric woven from sheep's fleece. Every year, adult sheep are sheared to harvest this vital material. It is a preferred option because the resulting fabric can breathe well. Suit wearers can feel comfortable day or night, no matter the weather. It is also soft and doesn't wrinkle unlike the others so there is not much worry about movement. Owners can look good and greet great all day. On the other hand, it can be bulky so it's hard to get a truly slim fit. Cashmere, a special kind of wool, can feel luxurious on the skin. However, the shiny fabric might not fit a formal setting. Worsted wool, meanwhile, boasts of superior durability and smoothness. It can be used to produce flannel, tweed, and gabardine.


Linen is another popular choice because it can keep things cool and light. The problem is that it gets a lot of creases as you move. Staining can be a problem as well so you will need regular cleaning. All things considered, it can be a great alternative to wool and cotton. It is especially suited for summer wear thanks to its temperature control. 


You can find cotton in virtually any type of clothing as it is widely available and quite affordable. It is also soft on skin, flexible, and breathable. The problem with this is the ease of creasing which is similar to how many of your shirts look right after washing. You can make it look smooth and smart, but that might not last long if you continue to move about. It doesn't feel as luxurious as the other options presented.


The cost of silk is justified given its incomparable softness and excellent breathability. You can wear a silk suit in the summer to avoid heating up too much. You can also wear it in the winter and stay comfortable. 


This tends to be a flashy fabric so it is not advisable for everyday office wear, but it can be exactly what you need to stand out in a party. Velvet isn't cheap but it is a nice fabric for the cold months. You will love touching the surface with your hands. 


This is a synthetic material which is considered inferior to the natural options in terms of quality. It is not that breathable and it quickly develops creases. The shine can also be a turn off for some. Still, those on a tight budget can get a suit made of polyester without breaking the bank.