If you are a subscriber to the Morts & More Memo, then you will already be familiar with this post below. Subscribers will always get the jump on new content so make sure to subscribe to have first dibs straight to your mailbox. This post touches on the very important topic of what the numbers attributed to different fabrics mean and why you should pay attention to them. We know you clicked here to find out why the thread counts; so without further ado, Ladies and Gents we present to you…
The Thread Counts..
..& here is why
Super 110s, Super 120s, you may have seen these numbers banded around but what do they mean? Some may think size, some may think price, however these numbers often refer to the fabric and in-particular the fabric thread count. The thread count is the amount of threads per square inch in the fabric.
Simply put, the higher the thread count the finer and lighter the fabric is (and in most cases the higher the fabric quality). This is because as the thread count increases, the individual fabric fibers get thinner and are more tightly woven. A higher thread count provides a greater level of comfort, feel and in most cases drapes better too.
The thread count often determines the price of fabric (or suit if buying ready to wear). The higher the thread count the higher the price.
After hearing this, picking the highest thread count seems like the best way to go. Wrong. It all depends on what the suit is required for. Unless you have the budget to replace your suits every few weeks then the best advice would be to stick around the low 100s range for anything other than occasion wear. As thread count rises to the 200’s it becomes less durable and impractical for everyday use.
We hope this sheds a little light on the big thread count question.
We look forward to seeing you conquer different ranges of threads with ease!
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