It’s all in the details. A high-quality suit is the result of time, hard work, and expert craftsmanship. Naturally, such a suit will command a higher price. But the benefit to you is that suit will last you much longer than one of inferior quality.
Finding a high-quality suit is easy when you know what to look for. Here are a few features of a good quality suit to guide you on your way.
1. The Fabric:
A suit made of quality material is a durable suit that will stand the test of time. Look for suits made of natural materials such as wool, linen, silk, and cotton. These materials are breathable, more comfortable to wear, and will last longer.
2. The Lining:
An unlined jacket is more difficult to produce than a lined jacket. Because the stitching will be visible, the seams have to be clean. Plus, the design requires more suiting fabric on the front facing panels whereas, with lined suits, cheaper lining fabric is generally used.
If you are buying a suit to last – and who isn’t – then ensure the suit has a high thread count. The higher the thread count, the softer and more comfortable your suit will be. But, a higher thread count may not be ideal for cooler climates as the added thickness will help with warmth and therefore able to withstand wear and tear.
3. The Stitching:
A good quality suit is stitched well. If not, or if the maker uses poor quality thread, then the stitching will wear out. Buttons should not be poorly attached and instead be expertly stitched on.
If the jacket isn’t lined, the quality of the stitching is even more critical. In an unlined jacket, the stitching needs to be beautiful since you and others, will be able to see it.
4. The Details:
The small details matter. How does the boutonniere loop look in your jacket lapel? Are the buttons of quality and the buttonholes stitched properly? Do the pockets come together well, is the suit draped properly? Pay attention to these smaller details. If the designer has not cut corners in these areas, then it is more likely that he/she hasn’t in other areas as well.
Follow the Hallmarks of a Good Quality Suit
Following these details, you will be sure to get a quality suit that fits you and lasts a lifetime. If you would like to see options for quality suits, visit the Harlequin Lookbook page or browse our online store for quality fitted suits and blazers.
It is remarkable how a well fitted quality suit can make you feel about who you are. Ensure that your suit fits well. Look for these details before you buy.