Classic: Fine Fabrics

Remember not so many fiscal periods ago when the sartorial pinnacle was reached by raising specially bred sheep in temperature-controlled, chemical-free sheds, piping in music and hoping to break wool fineness records measured in fewer than 12 microns? To be sourcing cloth for softness bragging rights may seem like conspicuous consumption right now, but that’s no reason to give up on the joys of a suit well-tailored from fine, functional cloth with smart patterns. Holland & Sherry’s Dougal Monroe reports a focus on fabrics that combine today’s requisite standards of comfort with a durability that is not only more practical, but allows a garment to pleat and …
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