Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Wool

Wool is the earliest fabric Europeans clothed themselves with. It is a natural fibre that is collected from domesticated sheep and goats, as well as other animals. For our purposes here, wool includes the hairs sheared, plucked or gathered from various animals. A short survey of the animals that supply wool and the names givenContinue reading “Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Wool”

Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Linen

Just as ancient China lays claim to the production of silk, ancient Egypt brought the world linen. Linen is the fabric made from the fibre of the plant flax, Linum usitatissimum. Egyptians are recorded as having linen production as far back as 4 000 years and archeologists have discovered linen fragments near human encampments fromContinue reading “Gentlemen’s Fabrics 101 – Linen”

Style Site of Note – A Suitable Wardrobe

Will Boehlke is the author of a men’s style blog that provides gentlemen with the why’s and wherefore of classic men’s style. A Suitable Wardrobe has been covering off the various elements of classic style since 2006 in a blog that is a rich resource for those of us wanting to know the best wayContinue reading “Style Site of Note – A Suitable Wardrobe”