There is no fibre more integral to the tailoring industry than wool. As one of the oldest materials known to mankind, the inherent natural properties of wool have long been used to craft garments to the body, and through technical innovation and manufacturing developments, it remains a go-to no matter the season or style.
Don't be fooled to think that, come summer, you should ditch wool suits in favour of linen or cotton. Wool is still the best fibre choice for suits even when the mercury begins to rise, helping keep you cool and dry in the summer heat. Merino wool is grown to be worn all year round, and its fibres are more than three times finer than the average human hair, making it one of the softest fibres to touch.
What’s more is that today’s tailors have broken the mould of conservatism when it comes to style. Whether perfectly put-together for spring racing or black tie events, undone and worn with sneakers for more casual occasions or simply worn to make a stellar first impression, an all-rounder wool suit is fit for every occasion.
Why wool suits?
Merino wool has long been the staple luxury fibre for suiting, unrivalled by any fibre for its look and feel. Here are 3 reasons why a wool suit is best:
From the boardroom to the bar, a classic cut lightweight wool suit can never be underestimated. Providing warmth in winter while keeping you cool in warmer weather, a lightweight Merino wool suit will, with the proper care, last a lifetime.
Quality wool suiting has excellent wrinkle recovery, so it’s important to hang your suit after each wear. This benefit also keeps you looking sharp after commuting to work or attending interstate business meetings.
There’s a reason the tailors of Savile Row love to work with Merino wool. Because Merino wool can absorb moisture vapour, it tends not to create static electricity, helping it to drape beautifully and be less likely to cling uncomfortably to your body than other fabrics.
What is the Super S system?
To distinguish superior Merino wool suiting fabrics, the SUPER S labelling program identifies the softness of fine Merino wool fabrics. The higher the S number, the finer the wool fibre being used and therefore the finer the yarns.
This fine yarn results in luxurious fabrics with superior flexibility in terms of both lightness and superior drape.