As a Travelling Tailor offering made to measure suits to my clients, I often get asked to advise them as to which cloth is the most suitable for their needs.
Recently I had a client who traveled the world on business and who not only needs to look smart but also needs fabrics suitable for warmer climates.
He was looking for a made to measure business suit. It had to be light weight and cool to wear but it couldn’t be linen as that tends to crease.
So which cloth would I recommend?
The answer to his dilemma was a Mohair suit.
Mohair is a cloth that is not to dissimilar to Silk in appearance as it has a lustre to it. It’s derived from the fleece of the Angora Goat and when mixed with pure new wool and Trevira it is very resilient to creasing.
A Mohair suit will be sharp, not just to the touch but also in its drape, holding a crease perfectly. It’s one of the most luxurious of cloths and is often used in evening dress.
Cool to wear in warmer climes, Mohair is also very comfortable to wear when it’s humid as it has a wicking property to it.
My client chose (to my mind) the perfect made to measure business suit. It was a plain navy blue Kid Mohair, Wool & Trevira mix and only 8oz in weight.
That said, a Mohair suit isn’t just for business wear. Because it can be dyed very successfully, it’s often used in suits that have a fashion element to them.
Think of the MOD’s with their two tone Tonic suits. Think of Tuxedo’s with a lurex thread. Indeed, think of any sharp looking suit and the chances are it’s made with Mohair.
TravellingTailor.co.uk can offer you a wonderful selection of over 50 Custom Mohair cloths to choose from.
Whether you want plain, check, stripe or Tonic, we can supply you with the perfect made in England cloth for your needs.
Call 01484 511088 to arrange for our tailor to visit you in your home or office to discuss your requirements for a made to measure suit in Yorkshire or Lancashire