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November 14, 2023

The perfect suit does not exist without the perfect fabric. Therefore, we compiled this ultimate guide to save you from the hassle of surfing all over the internet researching fabric (without having to spend time understanding fashion jargon like – thread count, weave, and fabric weight) and also to make your next appointment with your trusted tailor quicker and easier.

Here is everything you need to know about choosing the perfect fabric.


Different fabrics offer varying textures, breathability, and flexibility. Therefore, it is crucial that you select a fabric that feels comfortable against your skin, fit for the event and allows easy movement.


The durability of the fabric could differ depending on the type of fabric. This is an instance where you would require a professional in tailor-made suits to select a durable fabric that retains its shape and appearance over time. For instance, high-quality fabrics, wool blends are durable and able to withstand regular wear and tear.


The visual appeal of the suit has a significant impact on the type of fabric as it has unique finishes, textures, and draping qualities. Therefore, you might want to choose a tailor with experience who would choose the perfect fabric that complements your body type, personal style, and the occasion.

Climate suitability:

Sharing the little details such as the place where you will be wearing the suit will work wonders for you! As a highly experienced custom-suits tailor in Sydney, Winslow Style recommends fabrics like lightweight cotton or linen for warmer weather and heavier fabrics like wool or tweed for colder weather.


Remember how your precious linen pants were ruined after machine washing? Some fabrics may be more prone to wrinkling or require dry cleaning, while others may be machine washable and low maintenance. Therefore, we make an extra effort to choose a fabric that compliments your outlook as well as your lifestyle. This will save both your precious time and effort in the long run.

You might also want to have a sneak peek at the quality of the different fabrics.

1. Wool

Wool has an amazing characteristic of keeping the wearer warm in cold weather and cool in the warm weather in addition to its high breathability. It is also, available as worsted, flannel, and tweed. Wool suits are versatile and suitable for different climates. These suits are easy to maintain as they resist wrinkles.

2. Cotton

Cotton is popular for its lightweight and breathability. Most suited for summer suits or casual tailored wear. Needless to mention, cotton suits are comfortable to wear and would be the perfect fit for summer clothing.

3. Linen

Linen has similar characteristics and is able to keep the wearer cool in warm weather. It has a distinct textured appearance with a relaxed and casual aesthetic.

4. Blends

Blends have the benefit of reaping the peaks of all the blended fabrics. These types of fabrics balance characteristics and enhance qualities such as durability, and wrinkle resistance.

Who would have thought choosing a fabric was such a complicated process?

This is why Winslow Styles has created an atmosphere where the customer can rely on us to pay attention to all these minute but important details and provide them with the best-suited tailoring solution. We will cater to all your tailoring needs including weddings suits, men’s suits alterations, custom-tailored, bespoke business suits, men’s accessories and made to measure shirts. You are guaranteed to get nothing less than the best from the most trusted tailor in Sydney – Winslow Style.

To experience the art of tailoring first-hand, contact us today. Reach out to our team at winslow@winslowstyle.com or give us a call at 0447 474 777.