There are a number of signs by which a man's suit can be called classic. Features of expensive suits.
A suit for a man is his second skin. First-class men's suits are made of very high quality wool, on which there is a Super 150's, 160's… 220's badge - the figure indicates how many kilometers of thread are obtained from one kilogram of wool.
From this thread, comparable in fineness to nylon, super-light, very frequent weaving fabrics are obtained. They hardly wrinkle, they are not hot even in summer. The thinner the fabric, the more expensive and prestigious the suit.
Also on the label the name of the fabric and its manufacturer (Loro Piana, Cerryti, E. Thomas other). However, there are exceptions - for example, Ermenegildo Zegna does not use any markings, because he believes that their brand is already a guarantee of quality in itself.
In our country, for some reason, it is the fabrics and their colors that are given primary importance, although the quality of the suit depends on the cut by 80%. The classic men's suit has remained practically unchanged in its cut for many decades. It may wear out, but never go out of fashion.
There are a number of signs by which a man's suit can be called classic. This is a single-breasted jacket, usually with three buttons. It must certainly have two slots, and the trousers - with two tucks at the top of each leg. The birthplace of the costume is England. More precisely, the famous street of designers and tailors Savile row, where the world-famous English costumes are sewn in numerous ateliers. To become a tailor in such an atelier, you need to study as an apprentice for 7 years!
Today in the world there are two leading schools of tailoring of a classic men's suit: English and Neopolitan. For the trendsetters - the Italians, the costumes are almost national clothes - they wear them almost from kindergarten. Most of the world's leading brands - Brioni, Kiton, Cesare Attolini - originally from Italy. The creations of the tailors of the famous Neapolitan school can only be compared with works of art. Possessing them is the dream of any man who understands a lot about clothes.
There is a special category of costumes that cannot be bought in any boutique, they can only be ordered. For example, from a world famous brand Loro Piana … This is a kind of Bentley among suits. Ready-made suits Brioni cost from 3 to 7 thousand dollars, Kiton slightly more expensive, custom sewing increases the price by about 20%. The costume is sewn in order to look better in it than you really are, and this can be guaranteed to be achieved if the costume is sewn by hand. Handmade costumes have many advantages. Take the shoulder girdle, for example. If you grind it on a typewriter, the fabric will be rigidly fixed once and for all. When done by hand, the thread has a slight degree of freedom and the sewn fabric is more elastic, which allows it to fit perfectly to your figure. It seems like a trifle, but the comfort of the clothes and its class depend on such trifles.
An extra-class suit has an amazing property: after a few days of wearing it "gets used" to the figure of the owner and sits on it like a glove - it is not for nothing that in ancient times, true dandies first gave their new suits to valets so that they could be slightly carried around. If the suit is worn too often, the fabric at the elbows and knees will stretch, but once you give it a rest, the wool fibers will regain their shape. This is why it is so important to make your suit a weekend and have at least seven suits, one for each day.
The combination of all these and many more nuances equates handmade men's suits to the masterpieces of sewing skills. Such costumes are not influenced by either fashion or time.