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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Suit Fabric

A new suit can be an expensive investment, especially a custom suit — even at the very reasonable prices charged by Mohan’s Custom Tailors — so it is important to think about the qualities that you are seeking when making a purchase. Among these factors is suit fabrics. Different suit fabrics can be appropriate for different seasons, and they may be different in terms of durability. The following is a brief overview of some of the options to consider when you are choosing a suit fabric.


Although some suits can be worn all year long, others are best worn during certain seasons. If you are looking for a suit to wear during the warmer months of the year, consider linen. A linen suit is lightweight, so it will not leave you sweltering on a hot summer day. On the other hand, a flannel suit will keep you warm on colder days because of its heavy fabric. If you need a suit to wear during the milder months of spring and fall, you may be interested in a cotton suit; cotton absorbs sweat, making it appropriate for warmer days as well. Mohan’s Custom Tailors also designs custom suits in different weights of wool, including super-lightweight wools.


In terms of durability, two types of fabric stand out: wool and cotton. A wool suit tends to last longer than other types of suits, so it does not have to be replaced as often. Cotton is also favorable when it comes to longevity, and is advantageous in the sense that it can be cleaned in a washing machine. Other types of suit fabrics are less favorable because they deteriorate or begin to peel.


Wool and cotton are also optimal in terms of comfort. Wool and cotton suits are versatile and comfortable, and they absorb moisture and sweat. Wool suits can be worn comfortably all year long, and cotton suits are advisable for all seasons except winter.

Make an Appointment with Mohan’s Custom Tailors

If you need help choosing a suit fabric, contact Mohan’s Custom Tailors. We have been a staple of the bespoke men’s tailoring and custom suit design industry in New York since 1972.

Please call us at (212) 697-0050, or complete the brief form on the “Book an Appointment” page of our website, to learn your options and get the unique Mohan’s experience.