We all want to feel and look comfortable in the clothes we are wearing. While the shape, color, and design are essential aspects of our clothing, the fabric is the one we should all keep in mind. It determines the garment’s breathability, beauty, and ability to keep the wearer warm. So, it is important to know all about the fabric types and their patterns.

Fabric Types

The most popular fabric types in men’s clothing are:

    ◽ Cashmere

Cashmere is a warm, soft fabric that comes from goats and breathes pretty well. On its own or as a blend, it feels rather luxurious. Cashmere garments require careful care as it is a more delicate fiber and is more prone to wear.

    ◽ Cotton Blazers

Now comes with cotton blazers, which is the most popular choice around the world. It has been part of the fashion industry for a long time because of its natural crease and elegant style.

    ◽ Linen Blazers

Linen is a super lightweight fabric and maintains coolness in soaring temperatures. However, linen wrinkles and stains easily, so it requires regular dry cleaning to maintain a fresh, crisp look.

    ◽ Polyester, Nylon, and Rayon Blazers

These materials are comparatively cheaper than all the others, which makes them perfect when looking for a blazer on a budget. Polyester, nylon, rayon, and other synthetic materials don’t breathe particularly well and tend to wrinkle. However, these synthetic materials do stretch a bit better than most other fabrics, which can make them comfortable.

    ◽ Silk Blazers

Silk is an exceptionally soft and luxurious cloth that is much more costly to make. It’s a breathable cloth and a perfect temperature regulator. It fits most types of physique and is ideal for lavish occasions.

    ◽ Suede Blazers

Suede is very fashionable and can be very convenient, but these jackets require a lot of effort to keep them clean and look decent. It can be difficult to remove wrinkles from this material.

    Velvet Blazers

Like nylon and silk, velvet also has its style and importance in the fashion world. This blazer is more common in Europe than in the United States. It is luxurious to touch and is breathable, providing you the perfect look you need for formal events.

   ◽ Wool Blazers

Wool is a natural fiber that ensures a strong fashion choice throughout the year.  Smooth and wrinkle-free, wool blazers appear to look sophisticated and luxurious.  They’re a perfect pick for a business-casual look or a night out in town. Common wool types include tweed, flannel, cashmere, merino and worsted.

Fabric patterns

The designs used for men’s suits are produced by interweaving differently colored threads. Many of the most popular and trendy patterns seen in a standard male suit are:

    ◽ Solids

Solid block shades are fabrics composed of a single color without any designs. Commonly accepted, they are a popular choice for all.

    ◽ Crosshatch

Mostly used in gray and charcoal fabrics, the crosshatch design adds dimension to the simple block look. Seemingly consistent in color tone when seen from a distance, this pattern gives the impression of light brush strokes when closely observed.

    ◽ Houndstooth

Typically produced in black and white, this pattern exhibits dual-tone design, which is formed by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes. Houndstooth is commonly for relaxed sporting jackets rather than corporate suits.

    ◽ Herringbone

Herringbone design is a formation by the alternate diagonal lines that make a distinct VVV pattern on the cloth. One can use this common pattern for practically any form of suit or jacket.

    ◽ Plaids

Known as tartan in its native nation of Scotland, originated with spun wool and nowadays produced with other fabrics. The repeating blocks of color that form a distinctive pattern of squares are produced by the weaving method creating clear diagonal lines, where the various colors of the pre-dyed threads meet.

    ◽ Pinstripe or Chalk stripe

When parallel lines of lighter color are threaded into the cloth, they are referred to as either pinstripe or chalk stripes, based on the width of the stripes. Stripes may be wide, medium or narrow, and maybe broadly or closely spaced.

    ◽ Bird’s eye or Nailhead

The versatile pattern is a combination of solids and strips. If the bird’s eye or nail-head pattern is carefully observed, such designs have the impression of tiny spots of lighter color against a darker surface, providing the illusion of a consistent overall color anywhere between the two shades.