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Z is for Zip

Z is for Zip.
Gentlemen, think about how many times you use a zipper every day? It surely must count as one of the most useful inventions of all time.

Y is for Yarn

Y is for Yarn.
Fibres are spun together to create yarn, yarns are then woven together to create cloth. Yarns are spun to a specific fineness depending on the fabric that they will create. As an example, a typical fabric that we make a suit from might use 80’s yarns – 1kg of this yarn is 80km long!... Read more

X is for X Factor

X is for X Factor.
The finest fibers are woven into beautiful fabric, then cut and sewn by skilled craftspeople to create a suit that fits you perfectly. That's the X Factor - the magical combination of unsurpassed comfort, quality and confidence...

W is for Wool

W is for Wool.
When we refer to wool in the context of tailoring, we are usually referring to the wool from Merino sheep. Unlike hair, wool has both scales and crimp. The scales make wool easy to spin while the crimp traps air, making wool excellent for insulating you from both cold and hot temperatures. Read more

V is for Vest

V is for Vest.
America and Britain are sometimes referred to as “two nations separated by a common language” and so it is in this case: American’s call it a vest while the British call it a waistcoat – both refer to the sleeveless garment that matches the jacket and trouser to form a three... Read more

U is for Undercollar

U is for Undercollar.
The name is pretty self-explanatory…its primary function is to ensure the collar of your jacket sits perfectly around your neck. As you can see from the picture at left, pop your collar and you might find a surprise...

T is for Tailor

T is for Tailor.
The term Tailor means different things to different people but this is the definition we use at Rembrandt: A person whose profession is making tailored clothes and who has the skills to complete the entire process including fitting, measuring, cutting and making. Read more

S is for Selvedge

S is for Selvedge.
Selvedge refers to the edges of fabric, specially woven so that it doesn’t fray. “Woven selvedge” (as shown in the photo) includes the name of the fabric mill and features of the cloth. The term is also commonly used in reference to premium jeans that are cut with the out-leg seam... Read more

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