Ever walked into a fabric store looking for suit cloth and felt totally overwhelmed by the many choices?

You ask for assistance and feel inundated with alien terminology of made-to-measure vs a bespoke fit, and then questions about Super 130’s and 150’s while you stand there wondering if there is an easier way to buy fabric for your suit.

Super numbers are easy, once you know how they work and  when you do, you will be sure to sound like the sophisticated gentleman that you are.

So, what is a Super number?

Experienced tailors judge the quality of men’s suiting fabric by quality and the Super number – this is a scale to determine the grade and thickness of suiting fabric.

The higher the super number, the lighter the fabric weight and the lower the thread count.

Most Super numbers start at around Super 100’s. To qualify for this grading, the fabric must be f