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.
Since 1925, Lanificio Luigi Ricceri has been located in Prato, in Via Bologna. Founded by Luigi Ricceri and carried on by his son Georgio, the company is now run by the founder's grandsons Francesco and Luigi.
Animals and insects inspired the new collection of fabrics Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Vitale Barberis Canonico
While visiting the XXVth edition of Milano Unica at Rho Fiera from 11th – 13th July 2017 I was impressed by the new Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 fabric collection of the Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, managed by the same family for more than 350 years. The collection is divided into the three ranges: Classic; Vintage; and Earth, Wind & Fire. The dominant factor? A return to the original winter fabrics predominantly in weightier pure wool.
The roots date back to 1924 when Mario and Carlo Ormezzano founded the Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano in Valle Mosso. They had a clear vision: change the way one works worsted wool yarn, in order to produce innovative fabrics for menswear.
The development of Brunello fabrics involves a huge variety of yarns: silk, cupro, viscose, acetate, cotton, wool, elastan, nylon, polyester and new fibres, some of which are spun specifically for us. Over and above classic compact cloths and dobbies, creative fantasy versions range from traditional jacquard to piazzato fabrics, free patterns, checks, pin-stripes, conventional and ink jet prints and cloth or yarn dyed. This is combined with our accurate finishing techniques and allows Brunello the prestigious Marks & Spencer accreditation, which has been met for many years. This mix of innovation and creativity ensures that Brunello fabrics are original and unique.
For the most important national fashion and lifestyle event, the company from Tuscany - world leader in the manufacturing of high-end creative yarns for knitwear with unique products – has once again renewed its inexhaustible research vocation, which has always been its hallmark. On June 28th, at Sala Riunioni Area Monumentale (1st floor), Filpucci is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the press conference: “Fifty years of Filpucci - History tells the future”, with talks by Raffaello Napoleone, Managing Director of Pitti Immagine, Leandro Gualtieri, Filpucci President and founder, and Federico Gualtieri, Filpucci Vice President.
The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 by Woolmark at Pitti Uomo - A collection of the latest commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.
Kufner is a fully integrated company with a 150year old tradition located in Munich, Germany. Its 520 staff in four production sites on two continents produce about 150 million meters each year. The vertical integration includes production stages weaving, knitting, finishing and coating as well as production of thermo-bonded nonwovens and warp production.
Dugdale Bros & Co are cloth merchants based in the very centre of Yorkshire's worsted industry despatching fine cloth from an imposing historic headquarters building in Huddersfield.
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.