Polyester suits are not quite as common as they were in the 1970’s. However you can find many fiber blends these days.
Most suit designers make wrinkle resistant versions of their suits which will invariably have some polyester mixed into them. They are sometimes known as Traveler’s suits.
If you’re looking for one that is 100% you should look into a vintage suit. Read through some of the advantages and disadvantages below.
This material is hard to wrinkle or shrink and less expensive than any other type in its class. It is a great suit for somebody that is prone to getting caught in the rain because of its low water absorption levels.
Another advantage of polyester suits over wool suits is that it is typically much less expensive. This is because the material itself does not cost much to buy.
In addition to this, the durability of this suit can be stronger than other materials.
These suits do not have a natural feel to them, and are not very comfortable when compared to wool or cotton suits. Trapped body heat is also an issue which can lead to discomfort after prolonged wear.
Also, this suit is usually easy to spot because it is much cheaper looking. The suit does not have a natural drape to it and will appear stiff at many different areas of the suit.
As of 2011 it is rare to find a new suit made from this material. This means that if you want a suit made from polyester, you’ll probably have to buy a used suit.