How to choose your suit jacket?

The suit jacket is an essential piece of women's wardrobe, becoming essential for going to the office as well as for an evening or a special occasion. Blazer jackets come in endless varieties and all the details are important, for a unique wardrobe that suits you. Discover our advice on choosing your suit jacket, for a wardrobe that you really like.

The choice of fabric and material

We often confuse fabric and material: fabric is the way the material is woven, while material corresponds to the composition of the fabric. The fabric and material are important elements in choosing your suit jacket because they guarantee not only its look but also the fit, quality, durability and comfort of your blazer.

For a beautiful blazer, you must avoid synthetic materials: coming from the oil industry, synthetic materials like polyester or polyamide not only release micro-plastics into the environment, they do not have a nice 'hand' , but also make you sweat.

Quality natural materials are preferred such as wool, linen or silk. Wool gabardine or wool grain de powder are beautiful materials traditionally used for making suit jackets.

Wool is a naturally thermoregulatory material, which will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Contrary to popular belief, wool can therefore be worn all year round, including in summer. Rather, it is the thickness of the fabric made from wool that must be adapted according to the season: choose gabardines or wool sheets that are lighter in summer and thicker in winter.

At Facettes Studio, we guarantee you high quality fabrics, sourced from dormant stocks of fabrics from the largest French and Italian luxury houses. We choose our fabrics carefully to guarantee only upcycled natural and artificial materials , and no synthetic materials. Each material is carefully chosen to guarantee the best fit and the greatest comfort as well as good durability over time.

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The detail of the lining

Although less visible, the lining is an important element to take into account when choosing your suit jacket. The lining of a jacket (or coat) ensures comfortable wear and greater freedom of movement: it must be chosen in a fluid, satiny material to allow for layering.

For greater comfort, a lining made of natural or artificial material is preferred, and not synthetic materials which will make you sweat.

At Facettes Studio, we source linings in viscose or cupro twill, artificial materials derived from natural fibers, with thermoregulatory properties which ensure greater comfort.

Find tone-on-tone linings or colored linings at Facettes that add a touch of personality to our blazer jackets, while remaining timeless.

The choice of collar

The shape of a blazer's collar, depending on its lapels and its proportions, can completely change the harmony of a suit jacket.

There are three main types of lapels: the notched lapel, the peak lapel and the shawl collar.

We chose a peak lapel, a traditionally rather formal collar, perfect for dress jackets like tuxedo jackets, and recognized as one of the most elegant lapels.

The collar has been designed to have balanced proportions, a collar neither too thin nor too wide, for the most timeless style possible.

The choice of pockets

Pockets are an important element in choosing your suit jacket. Beyond their utilitarian role, they also have an aesthetic role.

Typically, blazer jackets have two side pockets and a chest pocket, as well as a pocket or two inside on the lining.

According to sartorial tradition, the pockets are sewn to prevent them from being damaged during transport and they should be carefully unstitched after your purchase.

For several years, brands have tended to manufacture jackets with fake, non-functional pockets in order to maintain their aesthetic quality, but thus reduce manufacturing costs. At Facettes Studio we have chosen to create real pockets that you can use. Be careful, however, not to put objects that are too bulky or heavy which could affect the way your jacket hangs.

The choice of buttons and buttoning

Buttons and buttoning are far from being a simple detail, they play both a functional and aesthetic role in the appearance of each jacket.

The two rules for buttoning a suit jacket are as follows:

  • single-breasted
  • double-breasted

Single-breasted jackets usually have one to two button closures, while double-breasted jackets have many buttons (4 or 6 buttons).

The buttons on the sleeves are also a detail to take into account, both practical and aesthetic.

If you start to pay more attention, many brands no longer put buttonholes on the sleeves, or reduce the number of buttons, or make false buttonholes that do not open, in an effort to reduce costs: at Facettes Studio, you will only find real buttonholes, because every detail counts.

The buttons used can completely change the style of a jacket and make it more or less formal: gold, silver, mother-of-pearl, wooden or covered buttons... There are many aesthetically very different finishes.

We have chosen to only use buttons covered in fabric, handmade in Paris one by one: a choice that is both committed to supporting local know-how, as well as aesthetic for a minimalist and elegant finish. , highlighting fabrics above all.

You have all the elements to help you better choose a quality suit jacket that suits you, to buy less but better, and for clothes to wear often and for a long time.