It’s been reported in the past that there are those among us who are inclined to get overly excited at the notion of fabrics such as this beautifully-structured stretch grey wool mix suiting fabric. Frankly we don’t think it’s possible to overdo enthusiasm for such a fabulous cloth as this – and we’ve already snaffled a length of it to play with.
The wool content of this stretch grey wool mix suiting fabric is 43% with polyester at 54% and 3% elastane. The stretch content is sufficient for a comfortable ease along the length of this fabric to help with fitting – however it’s not a ‘full-on’ stretch fabric by any means.. This practical and stylish fabric has a smooth, well-behaved handle but should also be durable enough for regular wear, we’d anticipate. It leans towards the lighter-weight end of the medium-weight suiting category; a close weave gives it excellent opacity for its weight. Most notable is its wonderful drape which we hope is evident in this short video clip.
We’ve been eyeing up the reported trend for more ‘ladylike’ dressing which has been much-reported in the fashion press over recent months. To our mind, although this can obviously mean neatly-tailored pencil skirts, kitten heels and grown-up blouses, in our opinion an interpretation of that trend doesn’t need to be quite so constrained. For the record, we quite like a well-fitted on-the-knee skirt – for us the problem often comes with footwear. We struggle a little bit with heels in work which involves lots of movement, running up-and-down stairs and lifting – not to mention very low doorways (ouch). However to our way of thinking ‘ladylike’ can also mean trousers – whether tailored, semi-fitted or flared and flowing. If you don’t think trousers can encapsulate refined, grown-up style, we refer you to Hepburns both Audrey and Katherine, as well as more contemporary figures including Michelle Obama and the fictional-but-iconic Alicia Florrick. We have our eyes on some cream-coloured, hole-punched summer brogues which we think would work a treat with this stretch grey wool mix suiting fabric.
Whether your inclination is vintage, on-trend or evergreen classic, this stretch grey wool mix suiting fabric will float your boat in more ways than you might imagine. Jackets, skirts, trousers, tailored dresses and even a summer coat are all options. 90s minimalism? Check – the drape of this suiting would be perfect. 1940s fitted jacket? No problem – that stretch will help with the fit. Fitted pencil skirt? We’ll have that run up in an afternoon. This is a fabric that will tone with a myriad of other colours – pastel pinks and lemons; fresh blues, pea greens and whites; calm, cool ivories and creams; vibrant teals and berry colours – you name it, this fabric will prove itself an essential element of your capsule wardrobe.
Our supremely-versatile stretch grey wool mix suiting fabric is a generous 152cm wide – a suitcase full of options in every metre.