Fabrics for clothes have always represented the starting-point for a story made of tradition, refinement and taste. It is a world where textiles tell the tale of quality raw materials combining with the creativity of made in Italy. All this to create a textile for clothes characterized by elegance and sophistication when worn.
What takes your eye, when you have the chance to go into a tailor’s shop or to do research into online clothing fabrics, is the enormous choice. Every fabric, above all for menswear, not only responds to what the trends in fashion are, but, at the same time, interprets the personality and the taste of the client who chooses it.
There are mainly two trends which drive this sea of textiles: on the one hand, the classic style which is found in tailors’ shops, and which generally reflect clients’ tastes and, on the other, the trends in fashion which are evident in the colours and shapes of the collections of the main fashion houses.
THE TEXTILE BEST SELLERS: PRINCE OF WALES, SEERSUCKER, BIRD’S EYE
Within the vast range of textiles for clolthes we have chosen some examples of fabrics in order to better understand the wealth of these textiles.
The prince of Wales offers an exclusive pattern distinguished by characteristic square patterns, expressed through infinite colour variations. It is the ideal fabric to make more casual jackets, marked by a sophisticated but not overly formal allure, which also makes it perfect for elegant events.
In a decidedly more summery style is the seersucker fabric, made by interweaving tight-tension and loose-tension cotton yarns. During weaving, this makes it possible to give the fabric its classic crushed look which makes it the symbol of a more relaxed mood typical of summer.
The final example of fabric for clothes, which we would like to mention for its natural elegance, is the classic Bird’s eye, which can be recognised above all through its traditional “dots” which are lighter than the background. These elements are created by alternating, two by two, light and dark yarns. It is mainly used to make business suits, whether a single-breasted suit or a more sombre and structured double-breasted.
FABRICS FOR CLOTHES: TRADITION VS DIGITAL
One thing is certain, if a client can personally choose their own fabric for a garment, in a tailor’s shop or through digital solutions available online, they will have before them a very broad range of choices. It will be down to the client to navigate this sea of fabrics for clothes and select what may best exalt their figure and personality.