46 Replies to “Wool SUPER Numbers Explained – What Do Suit Fabric Super 100s, 180s… Mean?”

  1. Haha. I thought I knew everything about wool. I was really wrong. Great addition to the channel. I loved the tweed video and I will be sharing this one as well!

  2. Good job from Master handspinner. A few minor points. 1. The ‘s’ after a number refers to Bradford count Skeins. Bradford used how many skeins (S) from a pound of wool ( but also we calculate count from silk, linen, cotton using a different constant in the equations) 2. The super wools are Merinos which I believe you mentioned but there are other super fine wools Cormo, Rambouillet to name two. Merino has branded itself as ‘wool’ however it has become a monopoly. Merino is the silk of wools. Not appropriate for all applications. We are losing sheep breeds’ genetics which is bad for all sheep. 200 sheep breeds out there. We in the fiber community are fighting to save rarer breeds. Long wools for example would provide excellent luster and tremendous longevity so great for outerwear. 3. Wools breath which is why they are great even in summer. My husband wears wool jersey tshirts for example. But as you say, if lining is acetate, there goes wonderful quality of wool to wick moisture. Try to line with cotton or linen for summer or some unconstructed jackets unlined. 4. The finer super wools drape but the ‘coarser’ wools hold their body which is why vintage suits used more of those wools. So by buying super wools which are so flimsy you are buying how feels to the touch alone. Those drapy fabrics needs a lot more understructure to get it to have shape. If you had a wool with more ‘body’ less understructure is needed. Make sense?

    Otherwise great job.

  3. Dont Want ton be too picky buuuuut some of your videos happen to be released juste à few days after hugo jacomet’s. With that Being said once again thats another great video !

  4. HAHA women watch this too 😀 – have got men to bring up, don't we? 😀😀 Carnelian cufflinks oh my!!

  5. Good information like always. 👍👍 However bring Sven back. New guy needs to mess up his hair a little and deepen his voice. He reminds me too much of "American Psycho" with Christian Bale. Creeps me out 😞

  6. Has anyone else ever wondered what the quality of wool is from companies like Michael kors, Perry Ellis, and Calvin Klein? Any company that puts out a product that isn’t a super number for that matter. I’d like to know more about these wools since I’d like to know what these companies are producing and how much they are making off it versus what it’s actually worth and the quality difference.

  7. Excellent video! May I suggest that you film a video discussing different weave (e.g., plain weave, hopsack, twill) of fabrics in the future?

  8. Would you consider making a video about espadrilles,
    would like to implement them into my wardrobe for this summer but still not sure about the do's and don'ts, thanks! 
    Once again great vid!

  9. Could you make a video about tools for house work and cars? I think it is a important skill that all men should know.

  10. When I have suits made I mainly consider super numbers in the respect of how durable it's going to be. I don't want something too fine because I don't want to wear it out prematurely. With that in mind I like to stick between 100s and 120s

  11. I really enjoy your content, but I usually get discouraged to watch the video because of the (I believe, perceived) movement of the background due to the change of frames in the shot. It makes me a little seasick, sorry.
    Changing of subject, Preston is on fire, well done!

  12. I love the history lesson, how they actual sheep were moved around great info and although I would love to have 180s plus the best I own is 150 and I love it

  13. Hey! Good job on the video; that being said, might I suggest more attention or thought be put into the scripting? I just mean to say the narrative feels a bit all over the place rather than smoothly flowing. I am, however, just being picky of course.

  14. Outstanding presentation!! Quite informative and equally educational! I have observed a new face at Gentleman's Gazette. If I may, the glasses may need to disappear or simply replaced in order to see the eyes better. Pardon my providing this view. Semper Fi

  15. nothing finer than Super 120, anything higher has no hand. I prefer fabric weight, 11 oz, 300 Gr. has the perfect drape

  16. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I can't stand 4-eyes's videos anymore. Those big granny eyes haunt me in my nightmares.

  17. I'm grateful for this video. Not only will it help me see through any potential marketing ploys, it'll help me better select what's right for me.

    It seems like I should look for a super 100-120 with a heavier weight and a looser weave. I want the durability, breathe-ability, and the resistance to wrinkles.

  18. A couple of points. Donegal. It's pronounced more like Dunegal. Secondly, in my experience tailors prefer not to use the lightest fabrics because they're harder to work with. Imagine trying to make a suit with tissue paper. Heavier cloth is easier to work with, at least with handmade garments.

  19. These are great info sharing videos – as a self-admitted quality fanatic, I appreciate the guidance and the fact that you shared your mix and match of fabrics, complementary colors and patterns, illustrating once more that looking sharp doesn’t have to be a chore.

  20. I enjoyed this video. I love the suit at 11:26, but was wondering if you'd say the cuff was encroaching to much into his hand.

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