When entering the fascinating world of fabrics, there is a universe to discover, starting from the process the makers follow to select the fibers that will characterize the hand, softness and warmth of the cloth. This is something that suppliers always search for, continuously updating on the trends and raw material procurement methods.



Basically we distinguish two types of weaves: plain and twill, and they can be clear cut or milled. The more you know about the weaves the best choice you can make when selecting fabrics, because they determine the smoothness, comfort, thickness, durability, tear strength and drape of the fabric.

The plain weave is the most solid construction, the front and back are equal and its manufacturing forms a simple criss-cross pattern. We normally suggest to choose the plain weave for trousers, playing with colors, but it is also a good choice for a 2 pieces patched pockets suit.

A variation of this weave is the basket weave, also called hopsack that we all know very well, which is obtained by an equal extension of the number of both warp and weft threads, doubled or tripled. The special manufacturing of this weave confers to the fabric a bright aspect which can be used during free time and informal occasions. For this reason the best choice for this fabric is certainly a blazer.



The twill weave differs from plain because of the diagonal lines which are immediately visible at first sight, it is a versatile and resistant weave, characterized by parallel diagonal lines, with the front side different from the back, the basic material used for this weave is wool but also linen and cotton. Silk material is widely used for accessories printed with fancy designs. We suggest you to recommend it for a double breasted jacket which is very elegant and a classic choice, matched with trousers with darts deep 3 cm and folded 4.3 cm at the bottom. It will be perfect for a cocktail in the late afternoon or during the evening for a formal occasion.


In this context Saint Gregory has decided to opt for high quality raw materials in natural fibers avoiding the use of synthetic ones, anticipating in certain ways the future trend.

This argument will be better elaborated on the next article, so if you would like to know more about this stay tuned on our official website.


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-Business inquiries Ennio Collaro Valente ennio.collaro@saintgregory.it

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