Choosing the right fabric for your suit can be overwhelming. One of the many joys I get from being a tailor is the endless range of fabrics I deal with on a daily basis. It’s taken many years to appreciate the work that goes into making suiting fabrics and learn not every fabric is as it seems. I’ve had many a failed attempt using fabrics that I’d inherited through various people in the trade. It was never a financial dent, but the hours lost and admitting defeat always hurt a little.
This however isn’t the case with Dormeuil’s Calypso range. I’m always drawn to anything that has a linen like feel and this 80% wool / 20% linen blend certainly delivers that. Its lightness in weight speaks for itself and immediately conjures up feelings of summer. Its crisp handling is a direct result of the linen content, without the wrinkling effect we so often associate with flax materials.
What’s most striking about this range is its colour palette. The Calypso is for the more striking gentleman who wants that splash of colour and check in his wardrobe. This is a refreshing change from the fabrics we generally see when it comes to suiting.
It took less than a day to choose several combinations I could see myself in and within 24 hours I had succumbed to placing an order with Dormeuil.
A high quality fabric ensures a high quality suit when it comes to wear and tear. If you love your suit as much as we do at MR. CUFF, you’ll probably be wearing it all the time. The last thing you want is your suit coming apart at the seams. Using Dormeuil ensures your suit’s durability.
Laurent and Robin always keep us in business.
Image: Jarrad Cuff
a quality suit comes down the fabric choice.