What is Canvas or Fused in Modern Custom Suit Design?

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Throughout many sartorial generations, Savile Row English canvassed custom suits were always regarded and taken as the standard code for identity and mark of respectful craftsmanship. For one they pioneered the craft as early as mid 16th century to late 17th century in post industrial revolution England. The evolving of modern custom suit styling and construction has always been a progressive story of creativity and adaptability using horsehair and wool construction as the base and foundation of suits inner shell. It also helps give it a remarkable warm feeling especially in cold climates.

In modern times, fused suits have picked up some nuances of the original horse hair craft and made it especially hard to tell the difference even with lapel or pinch tests. However, for Bangkok custom tailors the details are always subtle yet significant and important.

Modern Canvas and Fusible Material  

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Although to naked eyes there may be little difference the two materials overtime adapt differently and even show suits differently.

Difference Between Canvassed and Fused Custom Suits

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Advantages and Benefits of Custom Made Canvassed Suits

There’s significant and noticeable difference on how fully canvassed and fused custom suit drape. Each coat fits and appears on the wearer’s body in a different manner depending on measurements and body shape. For apart from creating perfect harmony of quality materials of the canvas (horse hair wool) it also helps blend of high quality wool fabric to get a uniform construction and appearance.

Better and Enhanced Drapes

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The way suits drape matters a lot for refined appearance of the custom suit as it defines its stronger points flawlessly. The smooth nature of horsehair adds dramatic drape appearance and finish.

Easy Maintenance and Suit Shaping

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The texture, softness and structure of materials allows for adaptation and adjustment of the custom suits to best possible extent on wearers body shape. This is an admirable distinction for the bespoke genre today. More than that it’s an endorsement for quality work and allows for easy suit maintenance.