What Is Hopsack? (And Why You Should Be Wearing It Now)
If you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe and want to get some versatile pieces, you should definitely take a look at the hopsack weave.
Nowadays, it is one of the most popular types of weaves there is, and it will bring many benefits to your style. Let me tell you why you should be wearing hopsack right now!
What Is Hopsack Fabric?
Hopsack is not really a type of fabric, but a type of weave. It is a basket-like pattern (see the first image) with subtle variations of colors between the threads. The hopsack weave is not too tight, so it is a very breathable fabric.
Hopsack weave can be in many different material types:
- Blend of wool and cotton
- Synthetic materials
However, when choosing your hopsack, make sure you choose natural materials such as wool and cotton, and not the synthetic versions.
The problem with synthetic fabrics is your clothes won’t be breathable. Additionally, with time, they will gain a shiny appearance, which will detract from your look.
Now, hopsack will bring a lot of benefits to your wardrobe, these include:
- Lightweight and breathable: Since it has an open weave, hopsack made with natural fibers is light and breathable, so it is often considered great for spring and summer, although not restricted to these seasons.
- Great for traveling: Hopsack is ideal for traveling as it is easy to fold and it won’t wrinkle much. You can take it on a business trip without having to think of a dry cleaning service.
- Versatile: You can’t go wrong with a hopsack suit, as you can either wear it as a whole or as separate pieces; it is great for business casual looks.
- Easy to find: Nowadays it is easy to find suits in hopsack weave, so you won’t have a hard time buying this sort of attire.
If this is the first time you are buying hopsack, we would recommend you get a hopsack navy suit.
It will be your best friend for all of your business looks, plus you can use it as separate pieces to create several styles. Let me show you some ideas on how to wear hopsack pieces.
The Navy Hopsack Suit
If you mean business, this is an excellent suit; it matches pretty much anything. If you want to look serious, you can go with a white dress shirt, discreet tie, and white pocket square.
If you want a more casual look, wear a fun pattern in your tie and pocket square. This hopsack suit goes great with black, bordeaux and brown dress shoes, so no stress when choosing your footwear.
The Navy Hopsack Blazer
Looking for a casual style for a date? The navy hopsack blazer is a classic! You can wear it with different types of slacks or jeans. It is also a great option for spring and summer thanks to the hopsack weave’s breathability.
In this case, we would recommend a single-breasted blazer with patched pockets for more versatility.
Add a fun pocket square, a shirt without a tie, and some edgy shoes like monkstraps: You’ll definitely get the right kind of attention with this look.
Hopsack pants are a blank canvas, and they are very fun to wear with blazers in different colors and patterns.
Here, we have chosen a checked brown jacket with a simple pocket square and a shirt in light blue. Combine with some classy shoes like tassel loafers, and you’re set for a day at the office, or dinner with friends.
As you can see, a suit in hopsack weave is timeless, and you can combine it in many different ways to create the perfect outfit. If you have never owned hopsack before, start with a navy hopsack suit made with natural fibers.
Then, you can go for a hopsack in grays and for more risky looks, browns. With a hopsack suit, you’ll be sure to have versatile, resistant pieces in your wardrobe.
Inspiration for the hopsack looks from Brian Sacawa, He Spoke Style.
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