Do you know what and where the melton is on your jacket? Yes? No? Not sure? Need some help? Then we are here to help, guide and inspire you in your choice. Choosing your melton trim is one of those opulent finishing touches.
The colour of the melton depends on where you intend to wear you suit. For business purposes it is normally in a traditional colour to match the suit fabric. We have found that our Grooms normally opt for a more vibrant colour. For their wedding suits most Grooms choose to add personalised embroidery to their custom or made-to-measure suit.
Where is the melton on your suit jacket?
The simple answer to that question in underneath the back of your jacket collar. A wonderful secretive hidden away area on your jacket. The suit melton is usually made using a contrast cloth or matched in with the main fabric of your suit. As with all custom made and made-to-measure suits this is your personal choice.
Having embroidery on to your melton a great way of personalising your wedding suit. The embroidery could be a message for your Bride, your own personal mantra or just a fun statement. As you can imagine, we’ve had some interesting phrases and statements over the years.
Add your own personal mantra or fun classic wedding statement.
Here at Anthony formal wear we've had some 'interesting' special requests. 'Comments' on various football clubs, couples 'pet' names for each other and song lyrics. Along with some things to risque mention on this website!
A bit of history on it's origin
Melton cloth has a rich history and was named after the town of Melton Mowbray. The origins of the cloth can be traced back to the 19th century. In those days it was known for its distinctive qualities, primarily its weatherproof and durable nature.
Traditionally, Melton cloth was used to create jackets for fox-hunting. In addition to fox-hunting attire, Melton cloth is used to make uniforms for British naval officers. Its durability and weather-resistant properties make it suitable for military use. An especially useful fabric in maritime environments where exposure to the elements is common.
As a testament to its versatility and quality, Queen Victoria even had curtains made from Melton cloth for Windsor Castle. This further highlights its reputation for being a premium fabric with excellent insulating properties.
Today, Melton cloth continues to be recognized for its durability and is used in various applications. One of the more familiar uses is as the outer layer of tennis balls. The fabric's dense weave helps maintain the shape and durability of tennis balls. This ensures they can withstand the rigors of the modern game.