With a fabric range of over 300 different suiting fabrics, A Suit That Fits is one of the best tailors to work with if you have a particular type of cloth in mind for your suit.
Not everyone is looking for a worsted wool or a wool blend suit. What about a tweed, linen or light weight mohair suit?
For that kind of specificity, you’re better off working with a bespoke tailor. And that’s where A Suit That Fits comes in.
This summer – try cotton or linen
This summer we’ve been getting a lot of requests for cotton and linen suits.
Both fabrics are a great addition to a summer wardrobe. Not only are they nice, textured fabrics, they’re light weight, breathable, and will keep you cool.
One of the best things about wearing a cotton suit in the summer is the way it drapes.
Rather than lying heavily against your skin like wool, cotton drapes in a way that gives you more room. It won’t stick to you as much, and this is perfect for the heat.
This autumn – try tweed
The A Suit That Fits range also includes heavier, rougher fabrics like tweed.
Often associated with the Great British outdoors, tweed is a good cloth for tailoring an autumn suit. Pick a classic beige, grey or plaid and you’ll have a fine suit for the weekend.
Alternatively, some men have updated the tweed look for the 21st century and are wearing three piece or double breasted tweed business suits.
This is definitely an innovation, since tweed has never been associated with business before, but check out the images below before dismissing the idea completely.
It’s always nice to have at least one luxury suit in your wardrobe.
When it comes to picking the type of cloth you want for it, consider the following fabrics.
Mohair is a light, breathable fabric made from the wool of Angora goats. I could actually have included mohair under the summer cloths above because, next to linen, this is one of the most breathable fabrics going.
The feel of mohair is luxurious and silky. Added to wool, it makes for a great, wrinkle-resistant suit with an extra bit of sheen and iridescence.
Check out the blue kid mohair suit below.
You might also want to consider merino wool if you’re going for a luxury suit.
One of the softest types of wool, merino wool drapes beautifully, doesn’t wrinkle easily and feels to-die-for.
Finally, a wool/cashmere blend is another great fabric for a luxury suit. Warm and highly comfortable, you might never want to take the suit off, especially if it’s cold out!
But be careful: cashmere trousers are likely to wear through pretty quickly.