A Quick Guide to Wool in Men's Clothing
At King & Bay, we offer garments in various types of wool fabrics because it is a great textile for both formal and casual cold weather clothing. Wool is also reasonably good at combating wrinkles and so it generally makes for a more refined, put together look. We're sharing numerous types of wool options and how men can incorporate these fabrics in their fall and winter wardrobes.
Wool: Warm, Comfortable, Stylish.
Perfect for both formal and informal garments, tweed is desirable for outerwear due to being durable and moisture-resistant. Tweed garments are made to withstand harsh climates. Houndstooth is a popular tweed design; you'll want to get your hands on our stunning houndstooth overcoat we've incorporated in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection.
Merino wool is soft and luxurious to the touch. It can be a perfect base layer or mid-layer during fall and winter months because its fibres are extremely insulating. This type of wool is incredibly strong and is six times stronger than cotton. Additionally, merino wool is biodegradable, recyclable, and does not require any chemicals for its treatment.
When you hear the word flannel, pictures of plaid shirts might come to mind however, not all flannel shirts are plaid. Flannel is a soft woven fabric often made from cotton or wool. It is a beloved fabric because it is soft, durable, and sturdy. This timeless fabric is perfect to use for layering during the fall and winter seasons - depending on the temperature and time of year, men can wear a flannel shirt on its own or under a vest or coat.
Cashmere is an extremely luxurious fabric but also quite delicate due to its ultra-fine fibres. Since the fibres in each cashmere garment are incredibly fine and lightweight, this allows them to trap warm air much more efficiently than other types of wool. This is why cashmere clothing isn't bulky but can still keep you warm during the cooler fall and winter temperatures. Cashmere garments are comfortable and flattering for all body types.