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Ferala Team

In the previous part of the blog, we discussed the colours that we will see more often in the new wedding season. Today we would like to discuss the challenges of the fabric itself, or rather its composition. This is important because most weddings take place in the summer season, so the choice of fabric will affect the groom's comfort. Let's check what major drapers propose for 2024.

We have often discussed wool as the first and most suitable material for any suit. Wool is also comfortable to wear in summer and there are many collections designed for high temperatures. To obtain light and airy wool, weaving companies use many procedures. One of them is selecting the thinnest possible fibres to obtain a delicate and silky fabric. This technique was perfected by Loro Piana, who offers the “Super 200s” collection to create elegant and formal suits with a fluid cut. Extremely thin - its diameter does not exceed 13.5 microns - “Super 200” merino wool is made of formal fabrics, in solid colours, checks and stripes ideal for special occasions.

Further method of obtaining summer wool is to reduce its weight. Even if the wool fibre diameter is not very thin and is more suitable for year-round fabric, you can reduce its weight per cubic metre to obtain a fabric that is perfect for hot weather.

Another solution used by manufacturers is loose weave. Larger spaces between the fibres make the material more airy and even if the wool fibres are thicker, the fabric remains pleasant on summer days. However, you should be careful because not every loosely woven fabric is suitable for trousers. In this case, you can create a mismatched ensemble and choose a more appropriate fabric for the trousers. Examples of such collections are “Aeresco” by Holland & Sherry and “Rising Sun” by Dormeuil, the latter being more suitable for jackets.


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A very popular fabric for summer suits is a multi-fiber blend. This means that fibres of various origins were used in the production of the fabric. Most often, these are combinations of wool and linen or cotton. The addition of plant fibre makes the fabric structure more visible and slightly rough. The surface is not uniform and minor “imperfections” can be seen, which are simply a result of the characteristics of the plant fibre (less homogeneous in structure and absorbing colour unevenly). This type of fabric is suitable for outdoor, bohemian, country or beach weddings. Due to the addition of linen or cotton, the fabric is less resistant to creases, so we do not recommend choosing it for classic and very formal weddings.


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For very elegant receptions, if you are interested in a blend of fabrics, it is worth checking out the “Cashique Suiting” by Holland & Sherry or “Naturals” by Dormeuil. Both offer a beautiful colour palette of materials made from a combination of wool and silk. The mixture gives a more interesting texture, and the silk makes the material soft to the touch and quite luminous.

The common advantage of blends is that the fabric seems more interesting, different from the one we would choose for a business suit. Hence its great popularity, which has not worn out for several years. It is often used by men who prefer to avoid motifs or strong colours. The irregular texture of the fabric is avant-garde in itself, and such a jacket can easily be worn as a blazer afterwards. Each new wedding season, we present capsule collections: “Proposte Abiti” by Loro Piana and “Anteprima” by Ermenegildo Zegna, which are always very popular. Both catalogues focus on material blends that reflect craftsmanship and Italian elegance. Designed to be worn in hot weather, the presented materials come in many colours, from classic blue through beige to more interesting colours such as ecru or green.

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We invite you to make an appointment to see what's new for this wedding season and see if you say YES to blends.