There’s a misconception out there that wool is only for the wintertime, that it’s heavy, hot, and bulky. While you certainly can get heavier wool fabrics for winter clothing, wool comes in a variety of weights, and if you stick to the highest quality, you’ll have no problem sourcing light, breathable wool fabrics that are perfect for both spring and summer wear. Remember, this is not the same kind of wool that’s used to make sweaters; it’s a finely-spun thread that can be appropriate in any season.
The fact that luxury wool is so versatile is what makes it the most popular fabric for any kind of suit. There’s a reason it’s the most common choice – it transitions well from day to night, and from summer to winter.
As high-end clothiers, we talk a lot about the distinction between cheap fabrics and quality ones. It’s not just an arbitrary price difference – luxury wools have a look and feel that is unmatched by anything else. When you see a suit (or better yet, wear one) made out of Merino wool, for example, you can tell by the texture and drape alone that this is no ordinary fabric.
This is why it’s essential to select fabrics made from the finest luxury wool. The House of Dormeuil, for instance, uses select long filament worsted Merino wool, which is resilient, soft, and resists staining and wrinkles. As a bonus, Merino wool is natural, biodegradable, and renewable – Merino sheep produce a new fleece each year.
Wool spinning as a craft is literally thousands of years old, and wool is still the perfect choice for any man who values elegance and style, but doesn’t want to compromise on durability and comfort.
As a side note, if you’re looking for the hottest wool colors right now, the House of Dormeuil has tipped oxblood as “the new red”. Surfacing last fall and winter as a trend to watch, oxblood is carrying on into the spring and summer this year as the go-to accent color, as well as the perfect shade for an ultra-modern tuxedo. Accessorize with it, use it to make your jackets pop, or even turn it into the focal color of your entire outfit if you’re feeling bold – the choices are endless.
The best part is, you don’t have to imagine what the finest luxury wools would be like in a real-life context – you can come and experience them yourself. Once you see and feel the difference, you’ll understand why men across the globe still opt for these luxury fabrics time after time.