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19
FEB
2015

Differences Between “Off-the-Rack” Suits and Bespoke Suits

It takes less of a trained eye than you would think to tell if a suit is well-fitted or not. There are many things that set our bespoke suits aside from suits bought off of racks at department stores. This should come as no surprise, either. Our highest-end of suits—our signature... Read More →
14
MAY
2014
Dormeuil Custom Suit Fabric Ambassador

An English Setting – Cloth Like No Other

Once premium long filament merino fiber is dyed and spun into yarn, the yarn is transformed into luxury cloth. The weaving process, like the spinning process, takes a great deal of experience and know-how and incorporates both cutting edge technology as well as time trusted... Read More →
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07
MAY
2014

From Fiber To Gold: Wool Processing For Luxury Custom Suit Fabrics

Unlike piece-dyed fabric, where an entire length of ecru-colored (light yellow) woven cloth is dyed to order, yarn-dyed fabric is woven with yarns that have already been dyed. The result is a cloth of higher quality that will have better color fastness and consistency. There is,... Read More →
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23
APR
2014
Custom suit fabric from Dormeuil

Spinning Luxury Yarn: An Expert From Dormeuil Sounds Off On Custom Suiting

Luxury suits and jackets demand luxury cloth. And any luxury cloth begins with luxury yarn. Creating Luxury Suit Fabric: Determining Yarn Quality When a Merino wool fiber is assessed by a Classer, the Classer first inspects the fiber’s diameter width (also known as its... Read More →
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09
APR
2014

What Determines A Luxury Fiber

Luxury suits and jackets cannot be made without luxury cloth. Luxury cloth cannot be woven without luxury yarn. Luxury yarn cannot be spun without long filament luxury fiber. Any short-cut in this process deems the finished fabric to be outside of the luxury cloth arena and the... Read More →
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08
OCT
2013
Raw wool for custom suits

The Fall Fabric Series, Pt. 1: Wool

That’s it folks, we’ve arrived at autumn. For anyone who loves wearing clothes, fall is the perfect season. The cooler temperatures allow us to layer wool sport coats and sweaters over our shirts, and you can actually button up and wear a tie without sweating in 90-plus degree... Read More →
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18
JUN
2013
Custom Suit with colorful silk pocket square to add some flare

The Fabric Series, Pt. V: Silk

We’ve been through quite a few different types of cloths in our Fabric Series. No such series would be complete, however, with the exclusion of silk. Of the many fabrics that we offer, silk is one of the most luxurious. Its delicacy and shine make it one of the more... Read More →
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04
JUN
2013
Linen Pocket Squares Philadelphia

The Fabric Series, Pt. IV: Linen

May of 2013 really went out with a bang this year. We were having some really pleasant, mild spring weather before 90-plus-degree heat and suffocating humidity swooped in. The entire summer surely won’t be so hot all the time, but there will be plenty of days when we show... Read More →
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21
MAY
2013
Custom suit fabric Seersucker

The Fabric Series, Pt. III: Seersucker

We’ve already covered mohair and cotton in our fabric series, but there’s a special type of cotton that deserves its own category: seersucker. With that in mind, welcome to the third installment of the Henry A. Davidsen Fabric Series. With the Kentucky Derby having... Read More →
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14
MAY
2013
Holland & Sherry tailored suit swatches in spring hues

The Fabric Series, Pt. II: Cotton

While mohair is a great warm weather fabric, it’s not the only option under the sun. We like the idea of keeping a varied and functional wardrobe, so we generally advise our clients to keep some different fabrics in their rotation so they’re prepared for different... Read More →
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