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First-time customers to tailored clothing are unlikely to be familiar with the range of cloth choices available to pick from. Here is a brief sampling that covers the breath of choices, from casual linens to formal tuxedos, and from warm weather to cold. Some cloths are performance-oriented, while some are about the tactile qualities.
Nothing makes more of a summer statement than the ivory linen suit. A perennial classic. Holland & Sherry South Pacific Linen, 10 oz.
Light navy linen
The same linen in navy as a smart casual suit, for a more casual alternative to a navy worsted suit. Holland & Sherry South Pacific Linen, 10 oz.
Striped navy seersucker
Another hot weather favourite is the seersucker. It's unique crinkled texture makes it instantly recognizable. This version in Holland & Sherry's Oceania bunch is 55% cotton and 45% wool, with the wool making it more resilient in wear and keeping its smooth drape for longer.
Light grey with stripes
Lighter colours are more suited for daytime wear. This particular cloth was worn by Conrad (played by Harris Dickinson) in The King's Man. Holland & Sherry Perennial Classics, 9 oz.
Dark grey with checks
Instead of a solid grey, this here with a complex chequered pattern is more sophisticated, more next level. Holland and Sherry Perennial Classics, 9 oz.
Olive high twist
An olive suit is unexpected, yet does much the same thing as any darker colour. Holland & Sherry Crispaire, 10 oz.
Dark grey puppytooth
There are many ways to add variegation and interest to a grey. This puppytooth pattern does it in a rustic way. Holland & Sherry Eco-Traveller, 7.5 oz/
Windowpanes are normally a person's third or fourth suit. This here has 2% elasthan for stretchability. Tollegno 1900 3D. wool and elasthan.
Midnight blue barathea
Tuxedos are made of cloths with some kind of satin weave, like faille or barathea. Once upon a time, due to the nature of black dyes which can look dusty under artificial light, midnight blue was favoured. Today, black cloths can be truly jet black. Yet, the midnight blue tuxedo is special in its own way. Vitale Barberis Canonico Revenge, 8/9 oz.
The alternative to the black/midnight blue tuxedo is the tropical tuxedo, comprising the cream dinner jacket and black trousers. Vitale Barberis Canonico Revenge, 8/9 oz.
Grey chalkstripe flannel
While pinstripes have seen their popularity wane, the chalkstripe has remained popular. This chalkstripe flannel exudes old world warmth. Escorial Toledo 10.5 oz.
Navy chalkstripe flannel
Navy can look very uniform-like, as in, militaristic. Elegant, yes. Sharp. But forbidding. The chalkstripes make it more personable. Escorial Toledo, 10.5 oz.
Nothing is more universally wearable. Since navy suits lend themselves so well to any suit-wearing occasion, make it a really good one. Escorial Toledo 9 oz.
Mid grey worsted
For something less severe than navy, try the mid-grey. Easy to wear and personable. Escorial Toledo 8/9 oz.
Light grey worsted
Those with dark skin will find the light grey ideal because it provides sufficient contrast. Escorial Toledo 8/9 oz.
The veritable grey flannel suit is an icon of classic mid-century menswear. Much less popular nowadays, but it has to be worn to be appreciated. Standeven Oxbridge 13 oz.
Charcoal cashmere overcoating
There is nothing utilitarian about cashmere the way there is nothing utilitarian about a diamond engagement ring. It is a sumptuous luxury and a real treat to oneself. Standeven pure cashmere 17 oz.
Camel refers to the particular tan shade of this overcoating fabric. Another timeless classic. Standeven 23 oz.
Airforce blue tropical
Think of the airforce blue as the blue version of the mid grey. Extremely wearable, personable, and in this particular version by Drapers, the quality is palpable. Drapers Light Panama 7.5 oz.
Brown suits are relatively uncommon; brown with such elegant grey windowpanes even less common. Drapers has many such eminently wearable yet non-traditional patterns. Drapers Light Panama 7.5 oz.
Instead of a solid navy, you get here a navy with vertical striations. Vitale Barberis Canonico Perennial 8/9 oz.
Herringbones have been popular throughout the ages for good reasons. Try one and see for yourself. Vitale Barberis Canonico Perennial 8/9 oz.
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