Around 1500, broadcloth was made in a number of districts of England, including Essex and Suffolk in southern East Anglia, the West Country Clothing District (Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, east Somerset - sometimes with adjacent areas), at Worcester, Coventry, Cranbrook in Kent and some other places.
However, for a twirly dress, that doesn't really matter. There's plenty of room for air to go in an out, and given the softness and durability, it really is the ideal fabric. Today's polyester blends have come a long way from the polyester leisure suits of the 1970s.
D’Marge says that cotton is the second most popular suit fabric, as it breathes very well and is soft. However, it tends to crease very easily. Cotton suits are a cheaper option, best to wear during the transitional and warmer months of the year, and are great for all body types.
A vest or a waistcoat is a sleeveless clothing garment that covers the upper body. Though typically worn by men, there are also women's fashions that incorporate vests or waistcoats. The garments are made out of a variety of fabrics but the most common are leather, wool—these are referred to as "sweater vests"—and cotton. The garments are popular in three-piece suits as well as in the uniforms of food servers.
Depending on the material, crepe is suitable for a variety of different garments; outerwear, shirts and blouses, trousers, skirts and dresses. Thick and medium weight wool or cotton crepe is relatively easy to use, whereas thinner and more flowing silk and viscose crepes are more challenging.
Men’s underwear fabric is usually not a man’s biggest concern, but there are more options than just cotton and nylon. Men have a variety of choices when it comes to fabric. The feel and wearing conditions of each fabric type will dictate when and when not to wear a specific fabric type.