From the fleece to the top.
The raw wool is firstly put through a powerful wash followed by the carding and combing which free it from impurities. In the first procedure, the wool passes over the combing cards and comes out as the sliver, soft and very fine, from which the roving is obtained for the spinning. In the second procedure, the wool is combed a number of times to achieve parallelity and the short fibres are discarded. The semi-finished product is called top and its processing is extremely important to guarantee the durability of the yarn and therefore also of the final fabric.
A men’s suit demands a certain rigorousness which, however, shouldn’t lead to stiffness, but limits the use of colour, patterns and particular weaves. The fabrics used for suits should also be resilient to wear, especially for the trousers.