Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How Much Do You Know About Your Suit ?


Picking the right suit depends on more than just finding the right suit style: You have to pick one in a suitable fabric. Depending on the season, the appropriate suit fabric will differ (although, there are yearly staples, like wool, that will accommodate your style needs all year long).

Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about men's suits so that you can pick out the perfect one for yourself.

Suit fabrics 

Wool

Most modern suits are made of wool. It’s the most versatile fabric, the best in comfort, wrinkle-resistant, and has greater longevity than most. Another characteristic that makes wool an ideal suit fabric is its ability to absorb moisture, thus, even when you’re forced to sport a suit on the hottest of days, it’ll keep you cool. The most common types of wool suits are merino, cashmere and angora.
Best season: All year long

Flannel

Flannel isn’t quite as popular as it used to be because it’s a heavy fabric that doesn’t breathe much, which means that you’ll be toasty warm in any climate. Its wear has also declined because the fabric begins to peel over time.

Best season: Winter

Cotton
 
Cotton is a durable fabric found in most American men's suits; it doesn’t quite fit European's fancy. Like wool, cotton can absorb sweat (important for controlling body odor) and keep you cool throughout most months. As a huge bonus, the fabric is quite practical and easy to maintain since it’s machine-washable.

Best season: Spring, summer and fall

Linen
 
Linen may look cool while on a tropical vacation, but it has many drawbacks that don’t necessarily fit into the modern man’s day-to-day life. A linen suit is lightweight and will keep you very cool in the warmer months; but, its downfall is that it creases very easily.

Best season: Summer


Common Suit Patterns

Patterns are created in fabric by interweaving differently colored threads. Here are the most common (and stylish) patterns found in a typical wool suit.
+ Twill: Fabric is weaved into a diagonal line
+ Houndstooth: Series of jagged, broken checks
+ Herringbone: Altered diagonal line making a V pattern
+ Glenurquhart check: Small checks alternating with larger checks
+ Windowpane check: Fine lines create large, open squares
+ Pinstripe: Regularly spaced, fine stripes of a lighter color than the fabric

THREAD COUNT

Thread count is often attributed to linen, but many fail to realize that men's suits too benefit from a high thread count. The thread count of a suit not only determines its price (the higher the thread count, the more expensive it is), it also determines the quality and level of comfort of the fabric. First and foremost, it is important to note that in the world of suiting, thread count is referred to as the “Super” number.
The finest “Supers” in the range of 450 are extremely delicate and should be avoided by those who can’t afford to replace their suits every year. For a more practical approach to suit buying, men should stick to wool suits with a count in the low hundreds. They’re the most durable and provide quite a comfortable feel.

Know your fabrics

Because a worthwhile, durable, fashionable suit is an expensive investment, you need to be schooled in all of the different aspects of suit-buying. Once you’ve determined the season you’ll be wearing it in most and its appropriate fabric, you’re ready to select your suit color, style and fit.

By Maggie Kalogeropoulos - Souce: http://www.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_300/315_fashion_advice.html

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