Cigar Aficionado|November / December 2017
Remember not so many fiscal periods ago when the sartorial pinnacle was reached by raising specially bred sheep in temperature-controlled, chemical-free sheds, piping in music and hoping to break wool fineness records measured in fewer than 12 microns? To be sourcing cloth for softness bragging rights may seem like conspicuous consumption right now, but that’s no reason to give up on the joys of a suit well-tailored from fine, functional cloth with smart patterns
Holland & Sherry’s Dougal Monroe reports a focus on fabrics that combine today’s requisite standards of comfort with a durability that is not only more practical, but allows a garment to pleat and drape beautifully. This is done by weaving superfine cloths with a double-weft technique that makes the cloth slightly thicker and heavier. The company hasn’t forsaken the upper fabric levels as it offers its elegant and luxurious All-Black Super 200 and cashmere blend, especially for evening wear.
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November / December 2017