Super 150s? Pure wool? Wool stretch? Mohair mix? What does it all mean? Choosing a suit colour is hard enough, but choosing the right wool fabric for your suit can be even trickier. Here we are going to explain a little more about each of these common suiting terms and how to get it right.
Wool is the most popular choice of fabric for suiting, with 60% of all produced wool being used for clothing. You might find Super 100, 120’s, 150’s and so on, on some wool that you come across during your fabric shopping. You might also, like many people, look at this number and not understand the deeper meaning behind it and choose to ignore it. Well, ignore no longer! We are going to break down all this suiting jargon for you here.
First & foremost, the term ‘super’ in this sense originates in England as a means of proving the best, purest wool, and refers to the fineness of the wool fibre. Essentially, the higher super the number, the better quality and finer the fabric is. The