What does Super 100's mean?

The “Super” system is a way of grading the quality of wool fabric. The higher the number, the finer the yarn used to weave the fabric. Theoretically the higher the number, the more yarn is packed in per square inch, the silkier it will feel and the nicer it will be.

That’s the theory.

In reality you can weave a really nice super-100’s cloth that will feel fantastic, resist wrinkles and make you look like a million bucks, or you can weave cloth made of super-100’s yarn and not pack it tightly so it doesn’t feel fantastic, doesn’t resist wrinkles, and doesn’t make you look like a million bucks.

To further complicate matters, the cloth is just one leg of the tripod needed to make a great garment. You also need quality manufacturing (how the inside of the garment is stitched and made) and superior styling. A garment with exceptional fabric, exceptional manufacturing, and exceptional styling will naturally be exceptional. If it’s missing any of these 3 elements then it's just another tuxedo.

At the end of the day, you have to take the “Super” system with a grain of salt – recognize that super 120’s yarn is nicer than super 100’s, but that doesn’t guarantee the super 120’s garment will be made better, fit better, or make you look better.