CLOTHS & FABRICS

Why quality fabric will pay you back in the long run high quality fabric suit fabric guide raw material for suits

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The adage holds true: You pay for quality. Nowadays in a fast-paced commodity-driven market good quality is even harder to find. Off-the-rack suits have their limitations, and while they might be available in the short-term, they seldom have the longevity you would hope for such a significant outlay. Made-to-measure, however, gives you not only unparalleled choice and customisation, but superior quality in construction and materials. And if you’re already paying for a made-to-measure suit, why skimp on arguably the most important part? The fabric. Quality Italian and… Read More »Why quality fabric will pay you back in the long run high quality fabric suit fabric guide raw material for suits

Talking tailoring: Understanding fabric weights fabric weight suit fabric weight

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Australia can sometimes be a true four-season climate, swinging from sweltering summers to bitingly chilly winters. Build a roster of quality suits without paying due attention to selecting the appropriate fabric and one will find himself either sweating or shivering unnecessarily. The simplest rule of thumb to follow is: heavier fabrics for winter, and lighter fabrics for summer – that, however, is merely a starting point for anyone interested not just in comfort, but also various factors such as fit and longevity. Hopsack fabric is… Read More »Talking tailoring: Understanding fabric weights fabric weight suit fabric weight

Dispelling the myths of thread count

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Superior fabrics don’t just come that way, they’re created. And centuries of tradition and expertise have informed the process to give tailors beautifully crafted cloths to turn into incredible suiting. Of course beautiful fabric can only look its best with skilled tailoring, but with a myriad of cloths available, how do you know what you’re buying is the best and represents the best value for money? You might be familiar with the term ‘Super’ in fabric choice, and generally super by name rings true, but at… Read More »Dispelling the myths of thread count