A Publication of Bavender Custom Clothiers
May 2013




"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication."  


- Leonardo da Vinci 














Kingford Bavender
Certified Master Custom Clothier

This spring, designers are showcasing the elegance of simplicity. With winter fading, clothing colors are growing lighter and refreshingly carefree. Even the neutrals are trending on the light end of the color spectrum, with the spring shades of blue and gray much lighter than their winter counterparts.


Many clothiers are focusing on solid colors this season instead of patterns, offering an uncluttered visual appeal to the wardrobe. To keep this focus on simplicity from becoming monotonous, bring a focal-point piece into your outfit. If your suit and shirt are solid-colored, a multi-colored print tie can add panache to your ensemble.


Another key to making the most out of the trend toward solid colors is creating texture in the weave, with blends of wool and linen offering a variety of fabrics that look-and feel-fantastic. Judicious use of sturdy textile blends can also keep a suit coat or blazer from either keeping you too warm or losing its shape during warmer weather.


We bring you a multitude of high-quality spring fabrics, perfect for updating your business wardrobe. Call us today for your personal consultation right in your home or office.


Only the best grades of wool are suitable for high-quality clothing. How do clothiers tell one wool from another? Here are five helpful terms from the insider's view of the famous fiber.

  • Virgin wool has never been spun before. (Spun wool can be deconstructed and blended with new fibers.)  
  • Lambs wool comes from a sheep's first shearing, at around 7 months of age. It's finer than wool from an older sheep.
  • Merino wool comes from Merino sheep, prized for fine, soft, high-quality wool.
  • Australia is the world's wool leader, producing 475 million kg of raw wool each year - 25% of total wool produced. 
  • A micron measures wool fiber diameter. The lower the micron, the finer the wool. Merino wool ranges from 10 to 25 microns. Wool thicker than 25 microns is not usually made into clothing.
  • A fleece is the wool from one shearing of one sheep. 
Email: kingford@bavender.com
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