Worsted Classics Dark Navy Heavy Hopsack
Worsted Classics Dark Navy Heavy Hopsack
WEIGHT: 400/430g or 14/15oz
Introducing worsted classics for classic occasions. With the cutters’ favourite ‘London Shrunk’ finish; it’s the wardrobe staple woven for business, travel, and leisure including evening and wedding wear. This bunch contains twills, hopsacks and baratheas, along with several shades of plain weaves.
The worsted cloth was popular in the 1930s, Fox Brothers have re-developed this to become the sleek quality that we see today. This is achieved with the famous London Shrunk finish: the folding of cloth with moist heat, the drying of the cloth in precise conditions, and an even steam of the cloth all determine the excellence of this finish. The fabric is unstrained throughout finishing and forms well with a permanence that will not be altered during the tailoring process and steam pressing.
- London Shrunk
- 150cm Width
- Woven in England
- 100% Wool
- Dry Clean Only
- Your tailor will be able to advise of quantity of cloth required
Traditionally the ‘London Shrunk’ finishing process incorporates folding cloth in ‘damping sheets’, the folded pile of cloth generates moist heat. It is left at this stage for 12 to 24 hours before the cloth is pulled out, ‘drawing the damping’, and hung up to air. This stage results in moisture being evenly distributed throughout the cloth. It is then checked for quality, highlighting any faults in the weave, before being refolded with cardboard between each layer of cloth and put in a hot steam press. This gives it an even steam, resulting in the even finish. The excellence of the finish is down to these last stages, the process of the cloth drying over a precise period of time. It allows the weave to shrink and remain in that state, making the cloth needle ready for the next tailoring stages.
Modern-day London Shrunk methods still adhere to the finest of outcomes, the fabric is unstrained and forms well with a permanence that will not be altered during the tailoring process and steam pressing.
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