Wool is a natural fibre obtained from sheep and other animals including cashmere from goats. It is a compact textile that is smooth and boasts a high durability, a versatile fabric suitable for both mid-day heat and cooler evenings. The refined look of a suit made from wool will give you that ultimate classic appeal while being soft and wrinkle free.
The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. The use of cotton for fabric is known to date to prehistoric times; fragments of cotton fabric dated to the fifth millennium BC have been found in the Indus Valley Civilization. Although cultivated since antiquity, it was the invention of the cotton gin that lowered the cost of production that led to its widespread use, and it is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today.
Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. Velvet can be made from either synthetic or natural fibres. Velvet can be made from several different kinds of fibres, traditionally, the most expensive of which is silk.
Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very strong, absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot and humid weather.
Polyester is made from synthetic materials (not natural like wool) and is deemed lower quality. It usually comes blended with another fibre, such as wool, in order to cut costs. Suit fabrics that are made from polyester tend to wrinkle (more than wool but less than linen) and have a reputation for not breathing very well.