Bear in mind that these figures only account for the width of the hair involved. They do not provide any indication as to the length of the hair, which is a major factor in determining the overall quality of a suit. For instance, it’s perfectly possible to buy a super 120s suit for £200, but as it won’t use the high-quality cloth the best merchants and weavers deliver, it will crease easily and will probably start looking old and tired before too long. On the other hand, if you want a top-of-the-range super 120 suit, it’s highly likely that the cloth involved will cost more than the average suit, but the end result will certainly justify this and do justice to your custom made dress shirts.
As you can imagine, with this sort of range, the weight and grade you choose will be determined by what you plan to wear your suit and custom made dress shirts for. For something long-lasting that you’re going to be wearing regularly, it’d be safest to opt for a slightly heavier cloth, whilst if you’re only going to be wearing your suit and custom made dress shirts on special occasions and are looking for something that instantly screams ‘quality’ you could opt for a higher grade fabric. Resist the temptation to cut corners in terms of cost when it comes to choosing a fabric, as it will almost always prove to be a false saving in the long run.
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