The fabric patterns used for men’s suits are created by interweaving differently coloured threads. Fabric choice is personal though its essential that the settings and climate in which you wear your suit are considered. A man needs a variety of suits available for occasions differing in formality.

Formal settings require plain fabrics in dark colours such as navy, grey and black. Bold, large or multi-coloured patterns are casual and suit less formal occasion though pinstripes are the only exception to this rule.

I’ve given an overview of the types of staple fabrics you should be considering with your next suit.


A solid pattern suit is the first suit any man should own based on its versatility. Best served in formal occasions and the business world, a solid pattern presents a serious and no frills approach.