5 features to add to a suit to make it last

5 features to add to a suit to make it last

You invest in a suit, you’d rather like it to stand the test of time.

Apart from choosing a quality, robust fabric, these are the 5 top things you need additionally to make it last

1-A quality interfacing. Feel the structure. Does it feel limp, or does it feel robust? The latter is what you are looking for.

2-Quality lining. There is no point in choosing a quality fabric if the lining lets it down. The weight of the lining should also compliment the weight of the cloth you choose.

3-A solid waistband on the trousers. If this isn’t firm, it will simply collapse forward and not look good and will age your suit quicker than it should.

4-Trouser tape. At the bottom, at the hem you should see trouser tape. This is a cotton strip, which stops the shoes from rubbing against the trousers and ruining them.

5-Finally, reinforced trousers with lining to the front of the knee. These will keep your trousers lasting longer.


We believe in investing in a suit that will last the test of time. For more information on the best fabrics and features to choose, to make your suit last, please feel free to email us on info@alexandrawoodbespoke.co.uk