Suit Fabric

Suit fabric really does make the suit literally and figuratively. Linen, polyester, wool, cotton, tweed, herringbone, flannel, silk, poplin, seersucker, and cashmere, are the materials that usually make up a suit.

A mens linen suit will not feel the same as a polyester suit, and a polyester suit will not feel the same as a wool suit...etc. Also a suits price will vary greatly depending on what kind of material it is made up of.

Below you will find a brief overview of the different types of suit material you may find while searching for your ideal suit. Click through each to get a quick rundown on the advantages and disadvantages of each suit fabric.

Cashmere - extremely soft, most comfortable

Cotton - light, breathable

Flannel - heavy, soft, and durable

Herringbone - heavy, coarse, durable, and hard to wrinkle

Linen - machine washable, light

Polyester - soft, hard to wrinkle

Poplin - lightweight, soft, and smooth

Seersucker - soft, warm, no ironing necessary

Silk - smooth, light, soft, shimmering appearance under light

Tweed - heavy, durable, and hard to wrinkle

Wool - durable, versatile

Here is a quick rundown on which materials to wear with each season.

Summer Suits - Late May - Mid September

Winter Suits - Late September - Mid May

The best advice is to choose a suit material that is both comfortable on you and on your wallet.