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The importance of wool in wedding suits

When you think of wool almost always you imagine a very heavy fabric, thick, warm and suitable only at winter season. In wedding suits field, as well as in clothing field, there are different types of wool: some are very heavy as those previously described, while others are combined with other fabrics in order to get the famous coolwool” also suitable for hot weather.


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The wool was one of the first fibers that man has turned into yarn (it is thought that its origin goes back even to Neolotic age) and it has properties that are unthinkable for modern artificial fabrics. The particularity of the wool can be found in the ability that this yarn has to absorb moisture up to one third of its weight without deteriorating, it has a high thermal insulation capacity that allows the wearer to feel a not exaggerated warmth, it can be extremely soft, elastic and does not easily crease.

As everyone knows, wool is obtained from the fleece of some animal species by mowing. Animals able to provide this type of fiber are sheep (sheep and some goats), rabbits, camels and some types of blade. Wool obtained from shearing is called virgin wool, tanning wool is retrieved after slaughter of the animal and the regenerated wool is the one derived ​​from scraps of industrial production.

The majority of wool in circulation comes from sheep and, to be more precise, 40% of the world’s wool comes from the Merino Sheep. Most common animals from which we get the woolly fiber are:

Merino Sheep: sheep breed of Spanish origin, now widespread in farms scattered throughout most of the world; this species is obtained from a very fine and soft wool and garments with this yarn must have the words “Lamb’s woolto ascertain their quality.



– Indigenous sheep: have a more lasting fleece that is used for the manufacture of carpets and mattresses;



Angora Goat: from this species we obtained Mohair fiber, which is less curled than wool, smooth, shiny and it’s transparent white. Its characteristics are, more or less, the same as the ones for sheep wool, especially for heat, resistance and elasticity. Very similar to mohair is “kid mohair”, kid goats fleece. It has the same characteristics as the one of adul goats, but the fabric we obtain is more precious. This yarn is used for tailoring clothes, including some models of our wedding suits collections.


Cashmere goat: sheep from which we get an extremely fine wool; Tibetan origins but is now widespread in large parts of Asia. Its delicacy is inferior just to Vicunas’ fleece.
Alpaca: blade type that lives in the Andes; Wool is divided on the basis in 7 fundamental colors: white, grey, light brown, dark brown, black, piebald and the valued reddish. As for vicuna, we shear fleece and deep fleece, which is more woolen and precious. Even for Alpaca we find a mark of guarantee who safeguard garments with at least 50% of woolen fiber.  This is another type of wool present in the collections of our company;

Vicuna: other type of blade of the Peruvian Andes; they have 2 different layer of fleece: deep-fleece used for clothing (fine, short and thick fibers) and an ordinary fleece which is longer. Extremely finest wool.


Camel: few people know about the use of this fleece to produce wool, yet both the Asian and the African camels are animals which produce this type of yarn;



– Rabbit: animal from which we get the Angora wool; a fleece extremely soft and very warm.



Wool is made up of keratin, a protein, and tends to be curled (the more wool is curly and the more is more valuable). Wavy structure gives elasticity, softness and heat resistance at dry. The quality of the wool is measured in “Super” degrees, ranging from a minimum of 80 to a maximum of 250, and indicate the degree of thickness of the woolly fibers, not the quality of the final fabric; this coding was proposed by International Wool Textile Organization since the 20s. Regarding Ottavio Nuccio Gala, woolen garments are mainly found in the Gentleman collection and in the degrees Super 120s and Super 140s, which guarantee excellent quality.


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The uses of wool are purely in terms of clothing and fabrics for upholstery and furnishing. There are also different fabrics with which combines the wool to get other solutions: wool in combination with silk produce a fresh finely crafted fabric (as mentioned at the beginning of this post); wool together with the linen or cotton is used for the production of underwear, for the property of thermal insulation; the wool together with polyester give life to summer clothing; Finally, wool and acrylic fibers are together in the production of knitting yarn.

Yarn and wool fabrics for wedding suits

Some of classic yarns that derive from the processing of wool are:

– Eye of partridge: it has a special optical effect produced by the overlapping of woolen threads of different colors; frequently used in tailoring;


– Tweed: is a type of wool fabric originated in Scotland, with diagonal grooves or designs obtained from various combinations as the fishbone. Famous throughout the world for its solid consistency which guarantees the duration for years. The classic is the one twilled with gray and black yarn, but today is produced in different colors and patterns including “pied de poule“, “checked“, “overchecked” and in the colors of the classic Scottish tartan.


Carded woolen fabric: a mix of long and short wool fibers that give life to a very heavy and thick yarn, rustic looking, ideal for fabrics such as the Shetland (the name comes from Shetland sheeps, from which derives the name of the fabric).


Cheviot: herringbone fabric base, tends to combine thin fibers and heavy fibers as the previous carded wool; is a typical English fabric, used for sportswear, blazers and coats. The name comes from Cheviot sheeps, from which derives the name of the fabric.



Other fabrics that derive from the processing of wool are tweed, pile and melton; These fabrics are manufactured with the fleecy shortest fibers that can not be smoothed out, because they are too short or too curly. The other types of fabrics, however, are manufactured from long fibers, after combing and preening.

Wool, therefore, is a basic fabric for the apparel industry that allows you to create outfits suitable for any outdoor temperature, but also extremely valuable suits. Wedding suits for man in wool created by Mario Moreno Moyano, creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, are fresh, of high-quality, classic and elegant that will allow the groom to feel at ease, never uncomfortable or afraid of excessive sweating in the most important day of his life.



Wedding suits for winter: glamour and luxury

With the arrival of autumn it also changes the landscape of the wedding suits for man: the lightweight fabrics that are used in summer, such as linen or cotton, they lose their primacy to make room for more suitable fabrics for autumn / winter . Winter weddings are certainly less common than spring or summer ones, but as for elegance, luxury and glamor will always remain unbeatable.



Getting married in fall or winter requires a lot of attention to details. For example, the reception room will certainly be indoors and so you can not rely on a beautiful landscape but the hall must be adapted to the demands of the couple; The ceremony will rigorously be celebrated inside a church, losing the striking effect that, for example, can have a ceremony on the beach; regarding clothing, the couple will probably have to look for accessories that fit to the season, such as a coat, gloves or a stylish umbrella in case of rain.


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There is no ideal season for weddings, each has its own peculiarities and, as regard winter weddings, they are characterized by the glamor and luxury that every guest can be add. This is because the most widespread suit in these season is the tuxedo, and if the marriage is celebrated in the evening, and the guests are all wearing a tuxedo, the atmosphere will be that of a wonderful glamorous party as those of high society.


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As already abundantly discussed, the tuxedo is now considered integral part of the ceremonies, wearable by both the groom or the guests. There are many varieties of tuxedos and Mario Moreno Moyano, the creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, developed them all in the Black Tie collection in order to offer its customers a wide range of possibilities to choose from.



First of all, a tuxedo as a wedding suits for man can have the classic shawl lapels in contrast in black satin or of the same fabric of the suit. In addition, the jacket will vary between the classical model with one button or double-breasted jacket lined, supremely elegant and which refers to periods of true gentlemen. The vest can be or not, depends if the groom decides to wear it or choose the cummerbund: if he decides to wear the vest, it may be the classical with 5 buttons or the one with wide neckline and the possibility of shawl lapels.

If the groom decides to wear the cummerbund with bow tie, will be of the same fabric of the suit or fancy, it just depends on the personality of the groom. The pant of his dinner jacket is almost always black, notwithstanding that the jacket is colored: the classic model provides the sidebands in black satin, but now it is also widespread a model of suit less demanding and smooth. As for the shoes, the choice is vaster: laced in black patent leather, two-tone lace-up, velvet slipper, slipper in patent leather.

The classic accessory that features a groom in a tuxedo is the shirt: double twisted cotton, pleated or pique bib, covered placket or discovered one, double wrist for cufflinks and diplomatic or French collar. The shirts suitable for tuxedos are extremely elegant and can not be used for other types of suits.

These are general features that frame a tuxedo, but in this post we will focus more on a suitable fabric for the tuxedo, and more specificly for the tuxedos used in winter.

Tartan pattern wedding suits: Royal Stewart and Black Watch

With the arrival of Christmas the atmosphere is always magical, and the tartan is a fabric that perfectly matches with the colors of Christmas. Mario Moreno Moyano, the creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, uses two different types of tartan for his tuxedos, both very elegant: the Royal Stewart” and the “Black Watch” tartan. The history of these two types of fabric is interesting, and it is good to know.


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The Royal Stewart tartan, that one with the red background, it is the personal tartan of the royal family of Stewart and of Queen Elizabeth II. All the subjects of the queen must wear tartan, but it is also a symbol of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the famous Scots Guards, the bands of the queen etc.. At the end of the 70s this type of tartan became popular in punk fashion, but a decade earlier, it was popularized by the Formula 1 racing driver Jackie Stewart because he always wore a strip of tartan on his helmet during the races.

The second type of tartan, the Black Watch, is the one with blue background and is not used by the royal family, but is the most widely tartan used in military field. This type of tartan is also known by other names: Government sett, Hunting Munro and Hunting Grant. Many military clans wear this type of tartan because descend all from the first Black Watch regiment who gave his name to this fabric. The dispute is about which among the Black Watch and the Campbells have used this fabric for the first time, but the victory was credited to the Black Watch clan.

However, these two types of tartan are used in very stylish Christmas ceremonies, especially weddings, gala dinners, red carpet, cocktail parties. They are very beautiful suits These fit well within snow, Christmas and festive scenes.


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Wedding suits for winter ceremonies are not suitable for other periods of the year or other types of ceremonies: the dress code of a gala event is very specific and rigorous. The rules that must be respected for those who want to wear a tuxedo in the day of the wedding are a lot but, if respected as it should be, the result will surely be impeccable and the general presentation will be elegant and luxurious.

Mario Moreno Moyano, creative soul of Ottavio Nuccio Gala, presents the 2015 Black Tie collection: a riot of extreme elegance, only for good connoisseurs of formal menswear.