Each year I go abroad and sometimes I have suits made to my sizing, style and cloth requirements. One of the hazards of this is that I have to trust the supplier to supply a good quality cloth. I am no expert on cloth so this means I really have to trust the seller to be honest with me. This never seems to have gone wrong.
However, next time I have a suit made I am considering supplying the cloth myself. The tailor has agreed to this. Therefore I would appreciate some help with the following questions before I approach a UK based cloth supplier for cloth selection.
1. I would ideally like some guidance on the types of cloth (including material, weight etc) that above anything hang wells and looks beautiful, I need advice on cloths that are not necesarily hard wearing (worn perhaps once a month) and are dark in colour (preferably a solid black or a variation on solid black).
2. I suppose everyone wants a suit cloth made by an established manufacturer, I of course would like this if possible but thoughts would be appreciated on an alternative cloth to a pricey brand that is similar in quality but at a lower price.
3. I need a sufficient quantity of cloth for a gents 2 piece single breasted suit in a 38 inch chest and 34 waist. I probably need some spare in case they manufacture the suit in a different way abroad than they do in the UK. I would therefore like some ideas on the sizing of cloth I would require for such a suit.
No doubt responses to this thread will also detail that the cut, design and a number of other factors will have an effect on the looks and how the cloth hangs, however, I do want to at least go abroad with a good cloth.