231034-167ProductFluid Wool Trousers
Marzotto has been making fabrics in the Italian town of Valdagno for more than 180 years. With scrupulous attention to quality, Marzotto and its 4,200 employees control all steps in the supply chain – from raw material selection to the production of finished fabric. Founded in 1836 by Luigi Marzotto, the company was taken over by his son Gaetano at just 21. In the decades that followed, it switched from a craft model to an industrial one – and has flourished ever since. Marzotto are a global leader, using their expertise to create high-quality, natural fabrics for ARKET men’s and women’s tailoring.
Twill is one of the most common fabrics in the modern closet, woven for everything from denim jeans and chino trousers to dress shirts and gabardine jackets. Its tell-tale diagonal pattern makes it a rugged, reliable material for structured garments.
One of three fundamental types of weaves – the other two are plain weave and satin – twill is woven with a ‘step’ that gives it its iconic diagonal appearance. One thread crosses over one or more threads before moving under two or more threads. The pattern is repeated but ‘steps up’ one thread in the weave, creating a staircase effect.
The step construction makes twill wrinkle-resistant and helps it drape well with a softer and more pliable feel. The diagonal texture means that stains are less noticeable than they would be on a smooth surface, making it a solid choice for work wear as well as upholstery.