Wool, cotton, polyester, linen… most men cringe upon hearing these because sad to say, most people (men and women) don’t really know the importance of choosing the right fabric for their clothes.  In the industry, experts, such as designers or tailors understand that the fabric is one of the most important aspects in making a garment and could make or break whatever design you have.  This is the reason why designers and the like are given comprehensive training on textiles.  The wrong fabric can ruin a design because different fabrics behave differently.  Fortunately for custom made suits, you don’t have to go to school to learn what fabric is optimal for your suit, after all there are only a handful of fabrics designed for suiting. However, even within that narrow selection the composition is an important consideration depending on how, where, and how often you plan to wear your suit.

The most popular fabric used for suits all over the world is wool. Also known as fleece, wool is made from sheep and has existed almost as long as these animals have been domesticated.   1.3 Million tons of wool is produced yearly with Australia being the top producer.  60% of all the produced wool is used for clothing.  Wool is one of the most durable fabrics used for clothing and has fibers which are capable of remembering the shape of your garment provided that you take good care of it.  Another characteristic of wool is its ability to absorb moisture.   It has the ability to breathe which makes it comfortable for the wearer even in warmer temperatures.  It is also one of the most versatile and is used in blankets, different types of garments, furnishings and a lot more.  Due to the versatility of wool different types were created for use in suiting.

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The fabric you choose is only one part of the process.  It may be a very integral part of the suit but you also have to consider tailoring and fit to look your best.  If you are still unsure about the fabric or whatever else related to your suit, there are experts you can talk to who will gladly help you choose the right fabric and the right suit for you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have by e-mailing us at DavidLevy@SuitsToYou.Com, or by calling us at (702) 467-9490.


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