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Few breeds of sheep have as much historical significance as merino. Wool from the merino has achieved legendary status in the fashion industry due to its reputation as some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. Originating in Extremadura in southwestern Spain as long ago as the 12th century, this breed was central to the economic development of Spain in the 16th century due to their monopoly on its trade.
NEW ZEALAND MERINO
Since the second half of the 18th century, breeding has also focused on New Zealand and Australia, which are the source of much of today’s merino.
These days, merino wool is still prized for its superior quality. Regularly shearing merinos is an act of kindness because their wool grows endlessly. Without shearing once a year, the accumulation of wool can cause mobility issues, overheating, and sight problems.
Merino is highly breathable, wicking away moisture from the body and dispersing it into the air. It also efficiently releases body heat, so it’s excellent for regulating body temperature. The wool contains crimps that collide as you move. This creates pockets that trap air and keep you warm, making it perfect material for winter suits.
SOFT AND DURABLE
Senszio’s merino wool originates from a breeder in New Zealand determined to restore the dignity and importance of the black merino sheep. The fabric is ultra-soft, comfortable and durable. At a weight of 320 gms/mt, it’s ideal for fall, winter, and spring.
The fabric we’ve used here is 100% superfine wool in a beige chalk stripe on grainy grey base from Loro Piana’s Proposte Abiti Fall/Winter Collection.
Here are the details that make up the exclusive look:
Brown shadow stripe from Canclini with a high cut-away collar, 3 1/2″ point length and 2” collar height.
Navy with diamond-print woven 100% silk, 8 cm x 150 cm, 3-fold construction with a light interlining – made in Italy.
Blue and yellow paisley with blue trim, 100% silk, 33cm x 33xm with hand-rolled edges – made in Italy.
Realise the stunning quality of a merino wool suit, custom made by Senszio’s expert tailors. Contact us today to book a free appointment with your own personal stylist.