Fabrics Used in Tuxedos

Tuxedos are the theme here are SuitUpp this week, and so in this blog post, we’ll talk about the different types of fabrics used in tuxedos.


Polyester / Polywool Blend
Polyester tuxes are really the lowest in cost. This factor is important for individuals that will be wearing their tuxedos more often. For example, if you are a musician in an orchestra, this is important to you. This type of fabric will also last longer but is not the smoothest.

100% Worsted / Burlington Wool
When you go to rent a tuxedo, this is the type of fabric that you’ll see most often. The fabric is still affordable but is more soft than polyester. Typically, 60 threads per inch is what you would expect.

Super 80, Super 100 and super 120
As with suits, wool based is the most extravagant and nicest type there is (this basically means that you will have to spend more $). Just as with suits, super 80 means 80 threads per square inch, 100 and 120 are 100 threads per square inch and 120 threads per square inch respectively. The higher the thread count, the softer the suit will be (and typically more expensive).

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