Charles Tyrwhitt suits are made to the same exacting standards as our shirts - and feature the superb fabrics and thoughtful details you’d expect from the most talented of tailors. Read on to learn the finer details and see what our suits have to offer.
Many of our suits employ a canvas or half-canvas construction, which involves a piece of canvas interlining in the chest. This brings your suit jacket to life, adding extra support and structure for a sharp look, and moulding to your shape over time for an even better fit.
JUST NEED TO VENT
The vents at the back of your jacket hem ensure you can always move freely. Twin back vents are typically British in style, and give ultimate movement and allow for a slimmer fit.
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS
We honour our heritage of great British tailoring with fully working cuffs and stalk loops on every jacket we make. Buttons are made from hard-wearing corozo nut, and trouser hems are taped to ensure they keep their shape over time.
THE WONDERS OF WOOL
Cut and fabric go hand in hand to create a beautiful suit; whichever style you choose, we’ve chosen the best material to match.
'Super' numbers refer to the fineness of the yarn used in the cloth. The higher the yarn count, the softer the fabric. In Tyrwhitt suits you'll find fabrics from Super 110s to 130s, for a truly luxurious feel.
We also use Merino wool in our suits for softness and its natural performance qualities. The fine fibres are hard-wearing and soft to the touch, and makes for an all natural, sustainable choice. Merino also stands up to adverse weather, keeping you warm when it’s cold and cooling you when it’s too hot.
IT'S ALL IN THE WEAVE
Our hardest working business suits are made using a twill weave - woven with a diagonal appearance. It's robust, less prone to creases, and drapes beautifully.
Two-tone sharkskin cloth was a particular favourite for suits in the 1950s and 60s, and is still beloved today. Made by weaving two different yarns together, it has a textured appearance and a smooth sheen.
So called because of its resemblance to a fish skeleton, herringbone weave produces a gentle zig-zag pattern. Since it's thicker than most weaves, you'll often find it in rustic tweed suits and winter tailoring.
The most popular textile weave, plain weave shows a simple criss-cross pattern. It's strong, hard-wearing, and breathable, and has the benefit of showing off particularly fine colours.