Definition of suiting in US English:



  • 1Fabric of a suitable quality for making suits, trousers, jackets, and skirts.

    count noun ‘there are wool suitings at $10 a meter’
    • ‘The luxury end will be buoyant for the foreseeable future for men's suitings.’
    • ‘Plain suiting and tweed is teamed with slick, shiny leather and fine jersey tops.’
    • ‘Fine Bradford worsteds are particularly prized and companies such as John Foster of England sell 60 per cent of their suitings in Japan.’
    • ‘Boxfresh's tracky bottom styles in brown wool suiting or navy rubberised cotton have snug elasticated waists.’
    • ‘Take a peep and you see the signboard: Reid and Taylor suitings.’
    • ‘While woollen carpets are priced between Rs.3,600 and 19,000, low cost varieties made out of suiting waste are priced at Rs.520.’
    • ‘That was when she realized she could only wear clear black and white and red and emerald green and royal blue, but never more than two at the same time, and always classically cut in silk or suiting.’
    • ‘That will train your eye to find better quality suiting that is actually in your budget.’
    • ‘Siyaram is also coming out with new products like a new range of polyester viscose suitings with additional specialty fibres such as Lycra and linen to provide fine quality suitings to consumers by the summer of 2004.’
    • ‘The most popular materials are expected to be canvas, leather and fancy suiting.’
    • ‘Denim, linen, suede, and Italian suiting are the media in which his trademark sensibility for opulent detail is expressed.’
    • ‘Linen comes in many weights ranging from very light, handkerchief linen, to heavy suitings.’
    • ‘And it is successfully pitching in at the upper end of the men's wear trade, producing high-quality suitings with Ireland the largest overseas market.’
    • ‘She took a lot of tweed and heavy suiting, an ankle-length dress and platform shoes - quite the bonkers stuff.’
    • ‘Men's classic suiting is coming out in patterns such as houndstooth, herringbone, glen plaid, tartan, pinstripes and Donegal tweed.’
    • ‘Overall the market is difficult but there's a lot of interest in our lightweight worsted suitings and jacketings for spring 2006.’
    meriting, warranting, justifying, qualified for, suiting, suitable for, worthy
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    1. 1.1 Suits collectively.
      • ‘Spectator opens up to more vivid colour and patterns, with a strong emphasis on a streamlined look with a variety of coat/skirt ensembles and textured suitings.’
      • ‘She addresses the senatorial figure of a black man in the formal suiting of another era.’
      • ‘Another first-time label on show was Strenesse which specialises in black suiting and wool piped bustier tops.’
      • ‘In the case of jackets and suiting details, the only really constructed pieces are in leather, he adds, citing as exceptions those brands - Cerruti among them - for whom tailoring is a signature.’
      • ‘The first of many visual horrors on the night were Sarah and her daughter, who came out in pastel suitings just like Tubbs and Crockett from Miami Vice.’
      • ‘The new outlet store will specialise in smart day wear, evening wear and tailored suiting, with up to 50 per cent off typical retail prices.’
      • ‘If your workplace enforces a strict dress code, remember that suiting needn't all be dark, heavy and boring.’
      • ‘The ‘desi’ khadi varieties, both ready-mades and suitings, are also in good demand.’
      • ‘A wider reflection of this concept in the city is the presence of exclusive showrooms for the different types of garments, including sarees, suitings and shirtings, children's garments, etc.’
      • ‘Here posture is better, suitings thicker and footmen are said to survive behind oaks up the odd gravel drive.’
      • ‘Ewan, kitted out in sharp suitings, is about as attractive as a stoat in a tux.’
      • ‘Albert Finney is the cocky, belligerent antihero of Karel Reisz's Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, scripted by Alan Sillitoe from his novel: a truculent toolmaker with an off-duty taste for fine suitings.’
      • ‘Canali, a stalwart of the Italian fashion emporium, is classic suiting at its best; Canali prides itself in taking the utmost care when selecting precious natural fibres for its collections.’
      • ‘Look for classic suiting in cool wool fabrics in traditional navy, grey and black, but make an impact with contrasting linings and cuff details.’
      • ‘Silhouettes are sculpted, wrapped and draped with emphasis on simple elegance in slim cut suitings and asymmetric cut dresses.’
      • ‘That's in tandem with a strong fashion trend for worsted suitings - men's suits with a twist often seen on fashion catwalks without ties but at the top end of the business.’
      • ‘She didn't show a great many coats or suiting options, choosing again to stick with the cohesiveness of her vision.’