What you should know about suits.

What you should know about suits:

Do your research, so that your purchase is an educated decision. Some men will live their entire life without owning a tailor made suit. This seems unfair, because a well fitted suit is the one of men’s few luxuries a man gets to experience in their lifetime and is something all men should be able to experience.

Back in the day, a suit was exclusively made from natural fabrics, such as linen, cotton and wool. However in the modern era suits can also be blended with synthetic (man-made) fabrics because of it’s low maintenance and affordable cost.

Polyester is probably the most common synthetic material used in blends to make suits. The reason for this is because it’s strong, shrink resistant and unlikely to stretch, less likely to wrinkle and easy to clean. Unfortunately the synthetic fabrics can’t compare to the natural fabrics when it comes to breathability.

Blending can be done with either natural or manufactured fibers, in a variety of combinations and percentages. In the modern era, polyester is the most blended manufactured fiber because of it’s above mentioned characteristics. We have a couple of wool/polyester blends available for our customers.

What does Super 100’s, 120’s, 150’s mean:

In laymen’s terms, this means thread count. The higher the number the finer the fabric. You will notice that the higher the super number the higher the price tag of the suit. The reason for this is because the higher spun wool is more expensive to produce as it requires more fibers.

About the Lining:

Suit lining is often something our customers don’t think about. Out of sight, out of mind. You don’t usually see the type of lining a person’s suit has, but you can certainly feel it. The lining may seem like an insignificant component of a suit, however it can make or break the quality of a suit. The lining will increase the person’s comfort and will enable the garment to breathe by providing a moisture moving layer. The lining will also allow the garment to move with the body. Lining will also help dictate the way the suit drapes on the wearers body. Don’t forget that lining isn’t just to hide the construction of your suit, but altering your lining can improve luxury and style not to mention protect the outer shell of your suit by creating a barrier between friction and perspiration.

Suit Maintenance:

Make sure that you hang your suit properly in the closet to let the wrinkles fall out. We include a wide shoulder coat hanger with our personalised garment bag with every purchase. This helps preserve the shape and quality of your suit. If you need to, use a soft brush to rid your suit of dust and fluff. Have your suits professionally dry-cleaned, especially if you have a nasty spill at an event, or use your suit on a regular basis. You can wear a suit several times over a period of time without sending it to the cleaners. When you do dry-clean, always take the entire suit, otherwise the suit’s color could start to get mismatched.