Wool is the best fabric for men's suits
Quality men's suits require quality fabrics. Meet the producers of the best menswear fabrics. Learn the advantages of wool and other natural suit fabrics.
The well known producers of fabrics Holland & Sherry presented their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. There are four wool fabrics - XTREME, DRAGONFLY, SUMMER ASCOT and CRYSTAL SPRINGS.
Summer was the main focus of Milano Unica in February. At the same time, there was more than a touch of trans-seasonal designs among the offerings by the classy exhibitors as buying patterns adjust themselves to multiple market demands.
Boiled wool fabric is a purely natural product. This wool is a beautiful quality and great for warmer Autumn/Winter clothing and for all-year round layering. It is a medium weight wool, has a boucle texture and a soft drape.
Hopsack is one of go-to fabrics in the Spring and Summer. It’s not technically a fabric, it’s a method of weaving a fabric (most often a lightweight wool). The “basket weave” texture, which comes in many different gages, creates a very unique feel to a tailored garment. Think of it like a Spring/Summer alternative to flannel or tweed.
The pleasure of travel, the dream to bring together different cultures, the game of connecting past and present and the desire to rediscover historical figures of aesthetic and cultural importance: these are the cornerstones on which MILANO UNICA’s new trends for next Spring-Summer 2018 have been based.
For decades, Ermenegildo Zegna has been at the forefront of research and development into fabric innovation. This work takes place in the Lanificio Zegna, the woollen mill and R&D headquarters that for over a century has developed and produced fabric.
Barrington Fabrics Ltd was established in the 1990's and its primary target area was the manufacturing of piece good for the middle and far east clothiers merchants and retail fabric stores.
From September 13-15, 2016, was held the latest edition of Première Vision Paris. About 1,900 exhibitors from 53 different countries around the world became part of the event. Canepa was there to showcase all of brand's clothing and accessory fabric collections for Fall-Winter 2017/2018, united around sustainability.
It is already 25 years since Dormeuil created one of the most beautiful fabrics of modern times. Given the name Amadeus it immediately conjures up the essence of genius and beauty as one thinks of the music of Mozart.
Getzner Textil is among the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality apparel damasks (Africa damask), fashion fabrics for shirts and blouses, corporate fashion and technical fabrics.
Clerici Tessuto, founded 1923, is one of the most important textiles manufacturers for the luxury sector, with ranges for men's and women's clothing, accessories and home furnishing, covering the entire finishing cycle of silk and other natural fibres.
Tweed is the original sportswear fabric of Great Britain. It is made of woven wool and is traditionally the way men have worn colors, patterns and texture whilst enjoying themselves in pastimes and country pursuits. London-based company Dashing Tweeds is modernizing the cloth by working with technical yarns in combination with wools.
Breschi collections include carded and worsted fabrics which are recommended for both men and women's wear, and are obtained by using valuable fibres such as: Pure Cashmere, Cashmere mixed with wool, Baby Alpaca, Angora e Camel Hair.
Men's suit fabrics - geometric effect with tiny low contrast knops, special grounds such as with band of mixture color, small scale motifs with combination of mixture and mouliné yarns, hound's tooth or subdued checks on milled fabric, different size diagonals, plains and fake plains.
Sustainability is an increasingly distinctive and unavoidable value for the fashion industry as a whole. Miroglio Textile gave concrete form to their ethical commitment by implementing cutting-edge printing technologies that reduce the use of water from a minimum of 50% on natural fibers (from an LCA study validated by ICEA) up to 100% in sublimation printing.
Creative materials, technically innovative components, bespoke services - the offer is designed to respond to the needs of all the leather and fur business sectors: apparel, accessories, leather goods, shoes, furnishings and decoration.
Scabal’s Noble Fleece collection is more than just a superior Super 200’s suiting; it is the culmination of nearly 500 years’ experience in weaving, all in pursuit of creating the world’s greatest and most socially responsible woolen cloth.
This Mohair bunch, composed of renowned Dormeuil mohair fabrics, continues to set a new trend for cloth that is produced from the 'diamond fiber' of the angora goat.
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds is an internationally-renowned fabric manufacturer supplying the world's biggest design houses and most prestigious tailors with superior and selectively-sourced fabrics. The company is based in West Yorkshire, England.
Performance fabrics are used more and more in tailored clothing. However, not many customers are aware of the fabric innovations. Do you know, for example, that there are fabrics that are waterproof, water-repellent, stain-resistant or wrinkle-resistant? Here are some high performance Zegna fabrics
Australian Merino is one of the finest and softest wool in the world. It's breathable in Summer, insulating in Winter, yet exceptionally lightweight.
Retailers threw their support behind Australia’s annual Wool Week to coincide with the start of the mid-winter retail season. The initiative was part of the Campaign for Wool, which aims to educate consumers about the natural benefits of wool and increase sales of wool products.
Time for trend moods. Time for ideas. The FW 2017/18 Milano Unica trends were presented at “La Pelota” in Milan to exhibitors and fashion community.
This season Alfred Brown shows vintage style cloths for suits and jackets in country checks, black and ecru designs and flannels with speckled yarn effect.
Bright colors and bold fancies enliven a selection of fabrics for stylish jackets. In 100% linen or in linen and cotton, they come in micro or macro patterns, with a play of strong color combinations and sharp contrasts.
The constant search for the rare and luxurious is woven into the history of Dormeuil. Founded in 1842, Dormeuil has sought out the most precious materials wherever they are in the world, travelling to remote parts of the globe, tracking down the most exquisite examples of precious fibre.
The formal wear collection of Lanificio Zignone explores a new definition of the classical fabric for official events. The keyword is 'perfect fit' following the body shape.
For Spring-Summer 2017 Loro Piana offers fashion fabrics, combining remarkable lightness with high performance and timeless style. Cashmere, silk, wool, linen and next-generation materials blended in innovative and sophisticated ways.
DRAGO is a leading Italian wool factory, which produces high quality menswear fabrics by interpreting the value of Italian traditions in a modern and innovative way.
Tessitura Monti collection is the stylistic reworking of a travel on three evocative sensory dimensions:
* an urban itinerary;
* an exotic-tropical journey;
* a virtual trip through digital network.
A fair and refined personality - this is the distinctive feature of the company's Spring-Summer 2017 Collection. Looking at the male total look, where the suit is still acting the main role with its tartan fabrics and sophisticated designs distinguishing the style of the contemporary man, the shirt element becomes an accessory without loosing the basic importance.
Available in two thicknesses and ranging from casual to formal, Nishiyama Silk’s distinctive stripes work beautifully for both men’s and women’s fashions, and pair easily with the company’s wide range of solid hues. With every season, the company introduces several new options to their ever-evolving collection, and custom textiles can also be created upon request.
British Exhibitors at Première Vision proved that black is not in fashion. See for yourself...
'The Bronte by Moon name has become synonymous with luxury wool accessories, and we look forward to creating yet more chapters in this proud history', says the brand statement 178 years after the beginning of the journey. All wool which the company use for fabrics is produced ethically in New Zealand (70%), South Africa (25%) and Australia (5%) without stress to the animals or the environment.
For this year's Milano Unica, Vitale Barberis Canonico has given the central role to its Prince of Wales. Among the most iconic and versatile designs in a man's wardrobe, the Prince of Wales has its origins in the 1840s when it was developed in tweed and generally appeared in contrasting blues and whites.
With a clear and precise insight on the demands of the contemporary man, Cerruti fashion house presents its Spring-Summer 2017 Collection with the aim of stimulating their clients to rethink and update their wardrobe with new colors, three-dimensional patterns and techno fabrics (with water-proof and stain-proof finish).
Seeking new balances, Spring-Summer 2017 plays on positive, creative instabilities, and moves lightly and light-heartedly away from well-established codes and standardisation. Fabrics and colours are ever more particular and multi-sensory, emerging as caring partners ready to convey differentiation, and communicate emotion.
'Noble Fleece is more than just an incredibly superior Super 200's wool. Noble Fleece is the culmination of several years' technical and social planning, all in pursuit of creating the world's finest, and most socially responsible luxury cloth'.
'Cotton is considered the world's dirtiest crop due to its heavy use of pesticides. Worldwide, cotton covers 2.5% of the cultivated land and cotton growers use 16% of the world's pesticides. Eight of the top 10 pesticides most commonly used on U.S. conventionally produced cotton were classified as moderately to highly hazardous by the World Health Organization.
- Wool absorbs up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp.
- Wool absorbs and releases moisture quickly, thus allowing the fabric to "breathe".
- Wool is dirt resistant, flame resistant, and, in many weaves, resists wear and tear...
In an are of steeped in an ancient weaving tradition where pristine waters flow, the Fratelli Tallia di Delfino wool mill came into being in 1903. The world renowned brand is highly regarded for its high-end menswear fabric and recognised world-wide for its mastery in the production of the finest luxury suit cloth.
The new range, known as Neulana, comprises four different fabrics designed for producing a wide range of apparel and accessories. These include NEULANA Elite for elegant and luxury suits, NEULANA Protect for machine washable and weather resistant coats and jackets, NEULANA Air for upper or smart casual wear and NEULANA Accessori for the ultimate in accessories including scarves and shawls.
The company was founded in 1875 in Bradford by William Halstead (1815-1924). Late in 1889 with the business expanding rapidly, William built Stanley Mills to which the company transferred in 1890 and still operates from today. The business has been run by a further five members of the family until in 2006 the company was acquired by SIL Holdings Ltd, another Bradford based family textile business. SIL are one of the largest speciality fibre manufacturers and merchants in the world.
From its conception, over 170 years ago, Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with the finest cloth. In 1836 Stephen George Holland & Frederick Sherry began the business as woollen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specialising in both woollen and silk cloths.
Hield Brothers was established in 1922 during the reign of His Majesty King George V of the United Kingdom, a year which saw the British Empire at its largest ever, covering one-quarter of the world's population. The company was founded by entrepreneurs David and Hugh Hield under the name Hield Brothers in West Yorkshire as a manufacturer of the finest quality English cloth.
Taylor & Lodge uses only the finest wool from around the world and works exclusively with some of these Merino sheep farms.
Worsted cloth has been manufactured in and around the valleys of Bradford and Huddersfield, Yorkshire for hundreds of years. Weavers and finishers were attracted to the area by the abundant supply of soft water from the Pennine hills for power and to use as part of the finishing process of cloth.
Alfred Brown specializes in weaving worsted fabrics from merino wool, the properties of which are good drape, soft texture, strength and versatility. Their fabrics are mainly used for men’s suits and jackets.
The world’s leading designers, garment makers, merchants and tailors turn to Bower Roebuck to produce elaborate and adventurous fabrics that enhance their latest collections. More importantly, they also rely upon us to create the subtle cloths that satisfy the classic tastes of connoisseurs. Enlightened individuals understand that exquisite cloth is more than just an adornment. A perfectly tailored garment in our fabric is a very personal experience which enhances the senses and calms the spirit.
John Foster is, historically and culturally, much more significant than just being the story of a company renowned for weaving quality worsted and worsted/mohair fabrics for almost 200 years. It is the story of a textile entrepreneur and his family business that built an entire community around its famous Black Dyke Mills in Queensbury, near Bradford. The company built houses, the village hall and leisure facilities to ensure the well-being of its highly skilled workforce. Always an innovator, John Foster took first prize for alpaca and mohair fabrics and the gold medal for yarns at the Great Exhibition in 1851.