Gianmarco Messori in the new video on tailoring BESPOKE # 13 Cut To Fit You, explains the Super, the measurement units of average fiber diameter.
Below you can read the speech of the video:
You were just telling me that it's not the fineness of a thread to determine its quality
Indeed and I also told you that today I'd have talked about Super
Ready, action, go!
I'm well prepared, I'll tell you what they are:
Super is the unit of measure that assesses the average diameter of fibres.
It's true, fine wool is obviously softer but it's not always the best.
Ultra-fine wool is used to manufacture light fabrics that are very fragile and delicate.
But the fact is that when I'm buying a suit I must consider the Super measure.
Yes, the greater the Super, the finer the fabric.
And if I asked you a rank to understand better?
The SUPER 100 or 100 S is a sort of "minimum wage" kind of thing, you cannot go below it.
The SUPER 150 or 150 S is an excellent fabric
The SUPER 180 or 180 S is like a good movie
The SUPER 200 or 200 S is like a blockbuster movie
The SUPER 240 or 240 S is a cult movie.
Ok, I got it! I want the best, I'll have a SUPER 240! How much will I spend for a suit?
Almost three metres thirty of fabric at 800 Euros per metre...
Well, a 150S will be more than fine, I'll tell you!
I agree, the quality and softness are perfect and this fabric is easy to manufacture.
And then, choosing a tailor-made suit and choosing the fabric is a moment of pure pleasure.
Now, I just have to choose which...
Next time I'll tell you about His Majesty the Prince of Wales,
See you in two weeks.