Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas, suit construction guide part 4

Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas suit construction guide

Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas, suit construction guide part 4

Many of salesmen use terms like: glued, fused, half canvas or full canvas, very loosely and therefore I want to help you understand what you buy so you get the most value for your money when you buy a suit. Do not expect the salesman to know what they are talking about, you should know what you get so you do not get cheated.

Half canvas suit construction, number 5:

It basically takes the best of both worlds in a sense that it takes a good chest piece that is sewn and lasts for a while with the cheap part of the glue to keep the cost down. It is called half canvas but in fact, it is more like a 2/3 canvas with 1/3 of a glued interlining.

Half canvas suit construction, number 6:

The only reason to ever go with half-canvas versus full canvas is to save on cost. So if you do not want to compromise in terms of quality, you should always opt for the full canvas. However, if you cannot afford full canvas, a half canvas garment is much superior to a glued interlining because it is more breathable, more comfortable, you do not overheat, and it lasts longer. Personally, I would always rather save for a full canvas construction but that is just my personal opinion.

Conclusion about suit constructions:

At the end of the day, it is important to keep in mind that everything has its purpose but if you can afford it, opt for the full canvas. If not, go for the half canvas and personally I would suggest to always stay clear of the glued canvas unless there is really no other way for you than to go with a glued interlining.

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