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Materials Guide

All about our fabrics

Scavini focuses on natural fabrics.

Finding a good pair of pants with a good cut and in beautiful fabrics is difficult. Yet, having a pair of pants that is adapted to the situation or the climate is particularly pleasant: chino for an informal occasion, flannel and moleskin for the winter chill, fresco or luxurious wool, linen and silk blend for spring and summer, solid cavalry twill for the countryside, etc…

The different materials can be complex. There are all kinds and each has different properties. Some will advocate the softness, others the lightness and others still the brightness…

A tailoring experience

Our goal is to offer you an experience similar to measuring. That’s why we make our products with quality fabrics from renowned drapers. Fabrics that we also use in the Scavini Tailor section.

This guide details each of the fabrics you will find in our store.

 

Cotton

Cotton lends itself perfectly to casual elegance pants. This beautiful fiber has an extremely soft, plush feel and a beautiful luminosity. Our selection from renowned drapers is of the highest quality, a luxury in ready-to-wear.

Maintenance:

Our cotton fabrics are designed to be machine washable. They do not fear water, however to avoid shrinking of the material, do not use too hot programs (above 30°) with too strong spinning (1000 turns and more), prefer gentler programs that respect the garment. Don’t use a dryer if you don’t want to end up with shorts!

Wool

Wool, a natural fiber par excellence, has accompanied Man for thousands of years. Renowned for its warmth in winter, it keeps just as cool in summer. Indeed, wool is especially thermoregulating, ideal for hot weather as well as cold winters.

Wool is the essential material for tailors, it is historically worked with a hot iron and cooked to take the desired shape.

You will find it declined in flannel for the winter and in fresco for the summer!

Maintenance:

Dry cleaning is highly recommended for wool pants. However, it should not be done often: only once a year, or even less! A simple ironing with steam at home or at the dry cleaner is enough in most cases to remove odors, bacteria and to give a good behaviour to the pants.

Tweed

Tweed is a carded wool fabric. It has a characteristic weave that was popularized by Irish weavers. The particularity of tweed is its small colored and irregular grains, discreetly mottled. It is the flagship material of the winter.

Maintenance:

Dry cleaning is highly recommended for wool pants. However, it should not be done often: only once a year, or even less! A simple ironing with steam at home or at the dry cleaner is enough in most cases to remove odors, bacteria and to give a good behaviour to the pants.

Flannel

Wool flannel is the queen of mismatched pants. Its mottled texture is ideal with dress pants or a sweater, in addition to an elegant loafer or ankle boot.

Maintenance:

Dry cleaning is highly recommended for wool pants. However, it should not be done often: only once a year, or even less! A simple ironing with steam at home or at the dry cleaner is enough in most cases to remove odors, bacteria and to give a good behaviour to the jacket.

Moleskine

The 100% cotton heavy moleskin is perfect for leisure and relaxation pants. This beautiful heavy cotton is woven then shaved to obtain a suede effect, well known for its softness and strength.

Maintenance:

Cotton is not afraid of water, so these pants are designed to go through the machine, however to avoid shrinkage of the material, do not use programs too hot (above 30 °) with spinning too strong (1000 turns and +), prefer programs more gentle and respectful of the garment. Don’t use a dryer if you don’t want to end up with shorts!

Corduroy

Corduroy, normally, is always made of cotton. So it’s a bit stiff. Loro Piana, the great Italian draper that can only be found in the best tailors, has proposed this sublime blend, with 10% wool. This particularity brings suppleness, warmth, and an exceptional shine. What a pleasure to be able to propose season after season the most pleasant fabrics. We have selected some timeless and easy to coordinate colors. A velvet pants out of the ordinary and very luxurious!

Maintenance:

Dry cleaning is highly recommended for wool pants. However, it should not be done often: only once a year, or even less! A simple ironing with steam at home or at the dry cleaner is enough in most cases to remove odors, bacteria and to give a good behaviour to the pants.

Whipcord

Whipcords are solid twills that embody the British tradition and are suitable for both city and country living. The prominent diagonal ribbing gives the sheets great depth and a very elegant sheen.

Maintenance:

Dry cleaning at the dry cleaners is highly recommended for wool pants. However, it should not be done often: only once a year or less! A simple ironing with steam at home or at the dry cleaner is enough in most cases to remove odors, bacteria and to give a good behaviour to the pants.

Cashmere

Cashmere is a fine and very soft fiber that is obtained from the cashmere goat. Like wool, depending on the weave, cashmere fabric adapts to the different seasons. Its softness makes it a luxury fabric that we like to mix with other materials to combine the benefits.

Silk

Silk is like the cashmere of summer! This material is not slippery unlike synthetic fibers and brings softness to the mix. Indeed, silk mixed with other materials brings shine, for a more elegant and rare side!

Seersucker

The word seersucker can be translated into French as crépon de coton. In fact, the colored threads are stretched in the loom while the perpendicular threads are inserted in the weft. When the sheet is released, the colored ribs ripple. This ‘opens’ the weft of the fabric, making it very airy. A must-have for summer.

Maintenance:

Cotton is not afraid of water and therefore is studied to pass in machine, however avoid the too hot programs (above 30 °) with too strong spinning (1000 turns and +), prefer softer programs to avoid that the material shrinks!

Linen

We choose linen from drapers for its lightness with barely any weight. It is ideal for the warm seasons. So the pants fall well and have hold. The more you wash the pants, the softer and more comfortable they become. Linen is a fabric that ages well. There is another advantage, it dries very quickly which makes it very pleasant in summer.

Maintenance:

Linen is not afraid of water and can therefore be machine washed. However, to avoid the shrinkage of the material, do not use too hot programs (above 30°) with too strong spinning (1000 revolutions and more), prefer gentler programs that respect the garment. Do not use a dryer if you do not want to end up with shorts!

Cool Wool

Next to the super fine wools with suits, V.B.C.’s small cold wool collection has a slightly mottled texture reminiscent of the best winter fabrics. A sort of summer flannel, with a wide open texture to let the air through.

Maintenance:

Dry cleaning is highly recommended for wool pants. However, it should not be done often: only once a year, or even less! A simple ironing with steam at home or at the dry cleaner is enough in most cases to remove odors, bacteria and to give a good behaviour to the pants.

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