When it comes to a fine suit, it never hurts to be as informed as possible. Knowing what type of fabric you prefer will help not only in regards to having a custom jacket or slacks created or tailored, but will also assist you in discussing fashion and personal style. Living in New York you have many seasons to deal with and choosing the correct fabric can be essential in the summer heat or the winter cold.
Everyone is aware of the more popular patterns such as pinstripes and tartan, but it is also helpful to be aware of lesser-known patterned fabrics such as glen check and barleycorn. Below is a style guide to the 6 more popular patterns of suiting fabric and information on where and when to wear it.