Newsletter – September 2012

Vintage Look, Modern Fabrics: Suiting Fabrics for Fall

This fall, look for suiting fabrics that call to mind the traditional textiles of yesteryear, with modern twists. The updated offerings combine the durability of time-honored autumn clothing with fresh innovations that work in contemporary urban life.

Heritage fabrics, such as twills and tweeds, speak of a refined country past. This year, many textile mills are bringing back those rugged suiting fabrics and updating them for modern gentlemen. Many designers are combining the strength of classic weaves with irregular finishes and varying yarn types and weights to bring a fresh look to fall suits. Varying the yarn types and thicknesses creates irregular surfaces that add visual interest.

The update to fall fabrics isn’t limited to the yarns. Traditional herringbone and tweed weaves are changing scale, offering a greater variety of print sizes than seen earlier, while remaining true to the classic autumn browns, russets, creams, and tans.

Mills are also creating new fabric blends, infusing modern fibers into the classics to deliver practical fabrics with a greater range of comfort and movement than before.

Ready to update your fall wardrobe? Schedule your personal consultation to view our showcase of contemporary fabrics with a modern twist.

“Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion,  

on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.”

 – Jean Cocteau