Guide – High Twist Wool

27 april, 2021

What is high twist wool?

You might have heard about our ‘Traveller suits” or perhaps our newly introduced selection of “Fresco”. But what exactly is it that makes these fabrics so special when put into creation of a suit, jacket or trouser?


Both our Traveller and Fresco selection is a version of a ‘High twist wool’, which is a high quality wool, woven from strands of yarn that are twisted together, tighter than an average wool fabric. This contributes to the appealing structure and characteristics of the fabric, creating a durable, wrinkle resistance and crisp feeling when worn. This generates a fabric and furthermore garment, that is fantastic to wear on a range of various occasions, from work to weddings and everyday leisure.


Our ‘Traveller’ version is a fabric from the renowned Italian fabric producer Loro Piana while ‘Fresco’ is produced by British weaver Hardy Minnis. Both equally outstanding in terms of quality but with slight difference in the shape an output of the actual garment. In many ways, they resemble the type of tailoring typically produced (and worn) in the respective country of origin. The Fresco fabric has a matte, dry finish and creates a very sharp, clear cut and drape that is perfect for formal occasions. Is also produces a slightly heavier feeling or drape. The Traveller however, has the ability to produce a garment in between formal and casual. For example, many of our customers choose to create an unconstructed, unlined Traveller hopsack jacket – perhaps on the most appreciated garments Blugiallo has to offer.

We offer a wide range of high twist options that suits a modern, contemporary lifestyle. Whether you prefer a soft tailored look or a classic business outfit, you’ll be able to find your new favorite garment amongst our high twist products. A good takeaway is also the ability to wear all of our high twist wool garments as a full suit, jacket or trouser combined with a range of other garments and qualities. Thanks to its structured surface, the high twist wool is often easy to match.

The high twist Perpetuals

Our Perpetual Collection is a collection of exclusive, carefully selected fabrics where we have selected qualities that represent exclusivity, durability and a sustainable mindset. Several of our high twist perpetuals might have an extra appeal come spring and summer, since they are quite “airy” and not as warm as your average wool suit.

Light brown Fresco suit

Taupe Fresco suit

Green Fresco jacket

The high twist Essentials

Our Essential collection is best described as your ‘go to pieces’ or wardrobe staples. This does not mean the products and fabrics are any less exclusive, on the contrary – an exclusive fabric, to us, is one that truly serves a purpose and manages to withstand the test of time. As you might have figured out by now, The Essential Collection includes some of our favorite high twist wool products.

Navy Fresco suit

Anthracite Traveller suit

Mid grey Fresco suit

Cutlength service

If you’re already set on the Blugiallo Perpetuals and Essentials, or if you have a clear idea what you want and would like to choose from a wider range of high twist fabrics, we offer our cutlength fabric programme. Schedule your appointment with one of our experts or email us at and we’ll help you create a unique piece for you.

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