SUMMER SUITINGS - LINEN, MOHAIR OR SCABAL’S CONDOR? WE WALK YOU THROUGH THE LIGHTWEIGHT SUMMER OPTIONS FOR A SUIT TO BE COOL IN

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  • 12 Aug, 2016

What fabric should you choose for your summer suit?

When summer time comfort is your priority, you need something breathable, lightweight, yet still suave and smart.

Linen   is the classic summer suiting choice. Comfortable and cool, it’s the epitome of a leisured summer look. But there are drawbacks. Linen can stain easily. Also its propensity to crease readily will inevitably put a lot of people off.

Mohair

Mohair comes from the Angora goat. You’ll notice that the suiting textile has a crisp feel and a wonderful lustre, yet it’s superbly crease-resistant – in fact, it’s almost impossible to get mohair to wrinkle at all! Mohair is also tremendously resilient and will easily outlast a cotton, cashmere or wool suiting. So it makes a truly excellent choice for a business suit.

Wool

If pure wool is what you’re after, we’re very happy to be able to suggest   Scabal’s ‘Condor’ to you. This is really wool at its very finest and coolest from a producer with over 75 years’ experience.

You might imagine that wool is warm, but the fibre itself has excellent thermodynamic properties, keeping you warm in the winter yet cool in the summer. The Condor collection includes a wide range of 48 different 260g fabrics for high-quality cool wool suits, with double twist yarns. They are light and fresh and extremely comfortable to wear in the summer. Available in stripes and semi-fantasy checks as well as typical Scabal stripes, you can choose from microscopic patterns as well as a wide selection of plains. And production of this textile is also 100% European.

Please get in touch today if you’d like to discuss your requirements for your bespoke or made to measure summer suit. We’d be delighted to talk you through all your options.

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