How to select the correct fabric for your bespoke suit or jacket?
Selecting the correct fabric for your suit or any garment is an important activity of the whole bespoke experience. When you ask yourself the correct questions it is far easier to guide yourself to the proper cloth for you. The below list is a basic guide to assist you.
What is it for?
- "Wedding or Work" or a "Formal Dinner or Party"
- How formal does it have to be?
Depends on how important the place or occasion is for you, like if it is a family function or just an official dinner with your colleagues. That will decide, What is appropriate in terms of material, color and pattern?
- Will you wear it all year round, or just for particular times of the year?
- Will you be outside for long, or just in air conditioning?
- Will you want to coordinate it with your better half's dress if it is for a wedding function?
- Consider whether you are likely to wear the finished piece with a shirt and tie, or T-shirt and Jeans. Or even both.
How cloth has to be?
- Design! The obvious aspect – the color and the pattern. There are shades and casts of everything, like Check and Stripes
- Material! Whether the fabric is Wool, Linen, Cotton or Cashmere, or blended with polyester.
- Weaving! How that raw material is woven into cloth. This will be most obvious in the pattern (twill, herringbone etc.) or is it a non woven fabric like Suede. The fall of the suit greatly depends upon the fabric weave.
- Finishing! Probably the most underrated area, this can turn woven cloth into something very smooth and silky, or rough and rustic.
What are its properties?
- Hardness! The suit you wear to work (a worsted wool) has a harder finish than the soft, woolen cashmere you might wear as a casual jacket. This hard finish makes the look and feel of the Suit sleeker and smoother.
- Crispness or dryness! Cloth that is crisper is sharp, creating a longer-lasting crease in a trouser. The surface also tends to feel drier. Linen often feels drier than a worsted wool used for suiting.
- Weight! Remember that heavier clothes will tend to drape and wear better.
- Breathability! A cloth with a more open weave will tend to allow more air through, so it wears cooler.
- Wrinkle-resistance! A high-twist cloth tends to feel stiffer and won’t wrinkle as easily. Often recommended for travel.
Tailored Suit for work or Office
Start with a good foundation such as a basic blue or grey suit. These are colors that can be worn on many occasions. A subtle pattern in self color of the fabric adds to a vivid appearance giving the suit character. Think of a sharkskin, Birdseye or herringbone. If you want to stand out of the crowd, the fabric should have a certain prominence that imparts a powerful appearance, yet subtle and ideal to be worn with frequency. Even a very subtle stripes or check can be worn to the office. That will also have a similar impact.
A 2-button jacket with notch lapels is the most popular choice . To look a bit different or to stand out, you can add peak style lapels, often only seen on tailor made suits thus sending a message you spend time on your appearance and the office is an important place for you to be.
The buttons in matching color keeps the look serious and in harmony of the work environment.,
Adding a second (extra) pair of trousers adds significantly to the longevity of the suit.
A snug fit with the necessary room for movement will make the suit comfortable to wear while working. The trousers are tapered with enough ease taking in account the fact the trouser legs may not get stuck on the calf when standing up.
The Suit is tailored to your size with utmost care, the material used is of premium quality which adds suppleness and a quality drape.