Our Fabrics

Tailors Mark has scoured the globe to bring you the finest shirting, suiting, chino and overcoat fabrics available for your custom attire. Our fabrics are imported from Italy, Egypt, India, Pakistan and Japan. Our fabric selection for your custom garments is second to none. You'll find over 500 shirting fabrics and nearly 200 suiting fabrics to choose from, each with a distinctive color, pattern or design that makes them truly unique. We're constantly updating our selection to ensure that we offer the latest designs and trends.

Shirting Fabrics

Our shirting fabrics range from both 1 & 2 fold, cotton blends as well as pure cottons and luxury cottons. Our fabrics are stringently tested for quality and wear to ensure they offer exceptional feel and performance.

Our fabric selection is broken into four pricing levels based on the quality of materials used.

  • - Level 1 : Fabrics with a fine blend of cotton and some polyester, both single and two ply variations.
  • - Level 2 : Fabrics feature a rich blend of cotton fabrics and come in single and two ply variations.
  • - Level 3 : 100% two-ply cotton fabrics. A fantastic mix of practicality and luxury.
  • - Level 4 : Luxury 100% two-ply cotton fabrics. Our most exquisite selection of fabrics.

Suiting Fabrics

Our suiting fabrics range from wool blends as well as pure wool and luxury merinos. Our wools are stringently tested for quality and wear to ensure they offer exceptional feel and performance.

Our wool selection is broken into four pricing levels based on the quality of materials used.

  • - Level 1 : Wool Fabrics. These wools are a fantastic wearing blend and comes in various weaves.
  • - Level 2 : 100% wool. Fantastic wearing and various weaves. Most are in the 90's grade.
  • - Level 3 : 100% Spanish merino wool. Most of this collection are super 100's - 120's.
  • - Level 4 & 5 :A beautiful range of Spanish and Australian merinos. Fabric woven in various mills in Europe including Drago Lanificio In Biella. Fabrics range from 140's +.

Overcoat Fabrics

  • - Level 1 : Wool blend approximately 70:30.
  • - Level 2 : Cashmere rabbit hair blend
  • - Level 3 : 100% wool

Chino Fabrics

Our chino fabrics are constructed with a hardy twill fabric composed of 100% cotton. With a slight amount of stretch to enhance comfort, we have sought and secured a diverse range of colours to suit the occasion and ones sense of style.

Ties

Our range of 100+ ties are available in both standard and narrow width. We use a luxury microfibre cloth that is both durable and machine washable.

Linings

We use Viscose King Lining and Bemberg linings for our jackets. These linings offer a silk like aesthetic with suburb drape. They are moisture absorbent, comfortable to wear and will not build up static electricity.

There are multiple weaving techniques used in creating different fabrics each offering a unique style. Here are some of the more important shirt and suiting weaves.

Weave Picture Description
Plain The simplest of all the weaves, using the same size warp and weft threads that are woven together one by one.
Poplin A strong fabric in a plain weave of any fiber or blend, with crosswise ribs that typically gives a corded surface.
Oxford Heavier than poplin, The Oxford weave has a basket weave structure and a lustrous aspect making it a popular fabric for a dress shirt.
Pinpoint Pinpoint oxford is simply a variation of the oxford cloth. The yarns used are finer, creating a subtle mix of poplin and oxford.
Twill Twill is a type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs (in contrast with a satin and plain weave). This is achieved by passing the weft thread over one or more warp threads and then under two or more warp threads and so on, with a "step" between rows to create the characteristic diagonal pattern.
Herringbone A variation of the twill weave, Herringbone describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish.
Seersucker A thin, cotton fabric, often stripped or checkered - Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. Seersucker is a word originating Persian word, "shir o shikar" meaning "milk" and "sugar".
Dobby Dobby weaving raises or lowers the threads that run the length of the fabric during the weaving process to create patterns such as stripes, checks and designs. Dobby fabrics have more texture than plain weave fabrics.
Lacoste The original stitch configuration used in Lacoste shirts. The tucking pattern creates a tiny honeycomb look on the technical back of the fabric, which is used as the face for garments.
Jacquard Jacquard weaves, produced on a special loom, are characterized by complex woven-in designs, often with large design repeats or tapestry effects.
Pinhead Is a very small pattern similar to the head of dress pins.
Harris Tweed Material Harris Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven.

The Meaning of Super′s

The thread of this story is the numbering system used to describe the new breed of super-lightweight, high-twist wools. Pioneered by Italian mills about ten years ago, these fabrics are made using high-tech machines that spin wool lighter and finer than it's ever been spun before. The various grades of cloth are referred to in numbers, e.g Super 130′s.


The Difference between Weft & Warp Knitting

Warp Knitting:  In a warp knitted structure each loop in the horizontal direction is made from different thread.

Weft Knitting:   In a weft knitting structure a horizontal row of loops can be made using one thread and the thread runs in the horizontal direction.

What is Nap in Relation to Materials?

Definition:  A fabric with nap is one what usually has a pile and will look different shades from different angles. Velvet and velour fabric are prime examples of fabric with nap.