Twill is made by weaving yarn into a pattern of parallel diagonals to produce a robust fabric with a distinctive look and feel. Shirts, chinos, jackets and even jeans can all be made from twill. Here we take a look at this most ubiquitous of fabrics to find out where it comes from, how it’s made and how to wear it to best effect.
From the luxury silk velvet fabric favoured by the royal courts of the Middle East to one of the most sophisticated fabrics used in European menswear, velvet offers the look and feel of true class. Add a touch of exquisite tailoring and you’re talking evening wear to die for. But what is velvet, how is it made and how can you wear it to best effect? Here we answer all your velvet-related questions.