How to choose a Tailored suit with so much choice
In Part 4 we offer you advice on which fabrics are best to choose for your Tailored suit
There are so many glorious fabrics out there now and some pretty clever ones too. Want a fabric that literally bounces back after throwing it in a suitcase or to look like a glittery disco ball, it’s all pretty much available now.
Wondering why a suit is cheap, it’s probably one of these reasons-
Cheap fabrics bought in bulk
- The suits are made abroad
- The construction (canvas) inside the suit is thin and fused by glue
- The Tailor is not interested in making any money and is making tour suit for love. This last one is highly unlikely so considering the rest is worth a good think.
Again, it’s important to choose a fabric fit for purpose.
A general guide would be:
- Business suit customers should choose 10oz+ – 14oz to be robust enough for everyday use.
- Special occasions and one off business meetings, can opt for the above and more luxurious fabrics ranging from 10oz+ in super 120s-140s max
- One off or special occasions, then the world is your oyster and anything above a Super 120’s is advisable for quality.
- Linings. Choose a viscose lining. I know this is like choosing a polyester for a suit but for the lining, resilience is key. It’s next to your body so takes a lot on.
- Silk looks beautiful and by all means if you want a delicate suit that looks a dream please choose it but I wouldn’t say it was overly practical.