11/13oz all wool cloth covers a lot of the requirements tailors love. It cuts easily, tailors very well, responds to steam, drapes superbly and most importantly finishes excellently. I firmly believe a full traditional bespoke suit made with this weight of cloth will last a lifetime if the owner does his little bit to look after it.
Bespoke suits cut and correctly made have real longevity and genuinely can become ’heirloom’ suits - suits that can be re-cut and re-tailored to fit your children and even grandchildren.
Cloth woven in Yorkshire has always been in demand throughout the world for centuries because of its quality. I always try to support the smaller cloth merchants and mills who are based in Yorkshire.
To say I am selective when it comes to cloth is probably a major understatement.
The absolute number one requirement for me is the cloth must be fit for purpose and beautifully finished. A bit of trivia, to tenter the cloth is to pull and dry it under tension to prevent shrinkage. Have you ever heard the term ”On tenterhooks”? Well this is where the saying originated from - the cloth trade.