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 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.
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.
There is an impressive breadth of ways in which a suit can be accessorised; however, accessories aren't always suitable on all occasions where wearing a suit would be. You could make a major faux pas if you fail to heed this advice; therefore, it's worth educating yourself about what is appropriate and when. With the following tips, you can make the right impression in key situations.
Winter can be a testing season - not least as there can often be ice to scrape off the car, train cancellations due to brutal weather, and much greater difficulty in keeping warm. However, for this time of year, finding attire that keeps the cold at bay while still looking smart does not necessarily have to be arduous.
Here are three particular style elements that can prove especially effective during those colder months and, here at Fielding & Nicholson, we can put into clothing for you.
Besides being a good sales tactic(!) there is a very good reason for buying an extra pair of trousers when you purchase your bespoke suit.
Want to look your best this winter? Then read on to discover our top tips for men’s wear style this autumn/winter season. It’s all about the fabric and the cut, so it’s time to get your wardrobe in order.
Want to step out in style? Then step into our new showroom in Shoreditch. We’re pleased to announce that our new showroom has opened for business.
If you’ve been disappointed with the cut, fit or quality of the suits you’ve purchased in the past, then make your way to Fielding and Nicholson. Step through our doors, and you’ll find a range of handmade off the peg suits, a fitting room, our cutting table and a plethora of fabrics from which to choose a custom made suit. Our skilled tailoring team will also be on hand to assist you.