Cotton

When you venture out into the hot sun, you need to opt for outfits that make you feel comfortable but also up your style quotient. In such a situation, cotton suits are the perfect choice. Men’s suits made of heavyweight cotton are breathable and lightweight, so they can handle the summer heat without any problem.…

Linen

Linen is a remarkable fabric for men’s suits as it keeps you cool during summer and warm during the winters. Apart from the distinctive soft and casual style, linen suits for men offer high comfort levels. Linen is loose-fitting and therefore forgiving for the less than perfect physique. The fabric is lightweight and very durable,…

Fused Linings

The jacket in a classic man’s suit always has a lining that helps to shape the jacket. These interlinings can be sewn or fused; fused lining is one that is glued to the wool in the suit. This process meant that men’s suits can be manufactured at a lower cost while still giving shape to…

Single-Breasted Jackets

Single-breasted men’s suit jackets come with a single row of buttons down the front; the flaps in it overlap sufficiently to allow space for buttons. By contrast, a double-breasted coat has two parallel columns of buttons and a much wider overlap. The single-breasted jacket is a great all-purpose choice, much easier to wear than double-breasted…

Polyester

Polyester is a synthetic yarn widely used for men’s suits because it enables the maker – usually a factory-based mass-production manufacturer – to cuts costs and add durability. These days 100% polyester is rarely used for men’s suits, partly because it has a distinctively plasticky sheen and a slippery feel and partly because the material…

Poplin

Men’s suits made of poplin can be light, easy to wear and wrinkle-resistant – but the material is not widely used for anything other than casual suits, because it does not take a crease easily and will always look relaxed and soft rather than sharp and formal. Poplin is a strong fabric with fine ribbing.…

Tweed

Tweed is a woolen fabric with a characteristic soft, open texture, often with a check or herringbone pattern. It usually has a subtle and interesting color effect resulting from the way differently colored strands are twisted into a two- or three-ply yarn. Tweed originated from Scotland and Northern Ireland, where the weather can be demanding,…

Buttonholes

The buttonholes in your suit allow the buttons to pass through, fastening one side of fabric to the other. (Mandarin buttons use a loop of cloth or rope instead of a buttonhole.) The buttonholes have a range of stitches on each side to reinforce the ragged ends of the fabric and prevent wearing. The durability…

Buttoning Double-breasted Men’s Suits

Double-breasted men’s suits have a jacket with extended overlapping front flaps and a couple of parallel columns of buttons. Modern double breasted suits have a single column of functional buttons; the other column is decorative. Traditionally, a double-breasted jacket has six buttons, three of which could be closed. The four-button double breasted jacket is often…

Double Vents

A man’s suit with a double-vented jacket exudes prestige, power and classic refinement. The vents – the cuts in the rear of the jacket running up from the bottom edge – are intended to allow the wearer to sit without straining the jacket or bunching it up. The double vent, with two slits, derives from…