Men's — Suit

Full-canvas, half-canvas and fused suit. What to choose?

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Full-canvas, half-canvas and fused suit. What to choose?

Full-canvas suit A full-canvas suit refers to a jacket with a layer of canvas that covers the entire front panel. This holds the shape of the suit yet it's more expensive, heavier and time-consuming to make.   Fused/glued suit  A fused or glued suit refers to interlining that uses glue to hold the fabric together and create the shape. Avoid fused suits as the glue diminishes over time and blisters will appear on your suit.   Half-canvas suit A half-canvas suit is a middle ground between a full-canvas and fused suit. It's not as bulky as the full-canvas and will...

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Is Linen suit a great choice for summer?

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Is Linen suit a great choice for summer?

Yes and No. Linen is a lightweight and breathable material, making it great for keeping you cool in summer. Yet, suits with a high percentage of linen get easily stained and creased. If you’re looking for a low maintenance suit for summer, linen may not be for you as you’ll be at the dry cleaners regularly. It may be the material you’re looking for if you’d like to wear your suit casually but never to the office. A suit made from lighter wool fabric is a better choice for summer as it's breathable and can hold its shape throughout the...

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3 things to consider when choosing the fabric for your suit

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3 things to consider when choosing the fabric for your suit

Consider the breathability, softness and durability of the fabric. Suits made with worsted wool has a great balance. Worsted wool is a high-quality type of wool yarn that is spun with longer fibres, making it stronger, smoother and finer. It is a breathable fabric that keeps you comfortable throughout the year. When choosing a fabric, consider the exterior as well as the lining. It's pointless to have a high-quality exterior with poor lining fabric that affects your level of comfort. Avoid polyester for the exterior as well as the lining because it gives the suit an unnatural level of shine...

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How to wash your suit

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How to wash your suit

The answer is, you don't! NEVER wash your suit. Leave it to the professional and have it dry cleaned. Remember, dry clean them once, maximum twice a year. The chemical involved in dry cleaning can reduce the lifespan of your suit. If you notice anything that shouldn’t be on your suit, spot clean the affected area with a cold, damp washcloth and the stain should come out with ease. Dry cleaning your suit should be your last resort, save it for some major emergencies. You should hang your suit in a well-ventilated area for at least 2 days after you...

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Check this to identify a quality suit

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Check this to identify a quality suit

Look at the lining of the suit. What is it made of? If it’s a polyester lining, it’s poorly made. Polyester is made from synthetic materials and just like plastic, it doesn’t breath very well. Even if you have a breathable high-quality wool exterior, having a polyester lining will trap all the moisture in you, making you feel hot and uncomfortable. Polyester is also non-biodegradable, causing great impact on our environment.We produce quality suits with lining made of Bemberg, a high-quality brand of cupro produced in Japan. Bemberg is made from cotton linter. It’s lightweight, breathable, durable and biodegradable, making...

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