What Fabric Should I Choose?


What Fabric Should I Choose?

What to consider?

With over 6000 different fabrics to choose from it can be a bit of minefield when selecting the right fabric. We will help and guide you through the process of selecting the right fabric for your garment. We provide only the best fabrics for  you and these are sourced from the finest mills in the UK and Italy.

When choosing your fabric you need to consider the following:

  • What is the suit for? – Work, event, winter or summer?
  • Where will the suit be worn? Work, commuting, going out, hot or cold climates, etc.
  • Durability
  • Weight  – Light 230-260gm – Medium 280-340gm – Heavy 370gm+
  • Design – Plain, stripe, check or something different?
  • What will you wear it with?
  • Colour –  what colours work for you?
  • Body shape – Tall, short, slim or fuller figure?
  • Budget – Good fabrics don’t have to be expensive.

Once we know the answer to at least some of these  questions we can recommend a range of fabrics to suit your needs and taste. If you want a great looking made to measure suit  thats durable we won’t recommend a fine light weight Italian cloth. But if you need a smart casual jacket for trips abroad then some of our Italian fabrics will fit the bill![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

What does it all mean?

Worsted, Super 120’s, Herringbone, Linen, Cotton, Serge, Tweed, Mohair, Lambs Wool and many more! What does it all mean? Well, if we explained all the different terms used for fabric and fabric design this would be a long article. So, below are some of the more important fabrics and key terms that we use.

English Worsted

Super 120’s, 140’s and 150’s

Wool and Mohair

Hight Twist



Harris Tweed

Pure merino