STYLE F ILE
M is for Micron
The diameter of wool fibres is expressed in microns, with one micron being one-millionth of a metre. Growers always try to produce wool with the lowest average diameter. The term “super” refers to fabrics made from pure wool or wool blended with noble fibres such as cashmere, mohair and silk.
P is for Paisley
Paisley is a common classic design used in men’s fashion, predominantly for ties, pocket squares and linings, made popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the English name originates from the Scottish textile town of Paisley, the design is of Persian or Indian origin and is believed to date back as far as 224AD. It is said to symbolise life and eternity.
Q is for Quilting
Quilting is the process of sewing an insulating layer between two layers of cloth and/or lining. It’s seldom used for tailored garments, but is often used in winter outerwear.