H O P S A C K
Hopsack is basically the name of the weave, not a fabric name. Hopsack varies in terms of the weight, twist and how tightly or loosely the fabric is woven. It is basically a lightweight wool fabric and go-to fabrics in summers.
It has a basket weave texture which gives a very different feel to tailored garment; which is a good thing as it adds some character to the garment. According to us, its better than plain weave as it can be separated from the trousers and make it not look like a full suit.
– Lightweight and breathable. Half lined jacket would be great for this fabric. – Natural wrinkle resistance due to woven texture. – Forgiving drape, easier to tailor. – The coarse texture creates a more casual, wearable garment.
WHERE & WHEN MIGHT THEY WORK WELL? • Relaxed professional environments • Outdoor summer weddings • General wear in your downtime • Informal events/activites (BBQs,
meeting friends in a bar, family picnics etc)