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boucle fabric

post #1 of 6
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Looking online for suiting fabrics, one that kept coming up was boucle. What exactly is this? Doing a google search, it doesn't seem menswear has been made from the stuff in the past 30-40 years. From what the internet could show me, it seems to be a very textured fabric. Would it be suitable for something like a casual-cut sportcoat? These are the things I wonder during philosophy study breaks
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First and last BUMP. Just in case anyone wasn't here early in the week who can answer.
post #3 of 6
Boucle is a more common fabric for women's tailored garments, I believe. Think St. John or Chanel suits worn by DC power matrons. It is a fairly heavy, textured fabric. I'll let the others weigh in as well (and correct me if I am wrong).
post #4 of 6
Boucle would look a bit odd IMO. Might work as a sportcoat, I suppose. But you are much better off getting your texture from a nailhead flannel, serge weave flannel, or tweed. I've always suspected that boucle was (1) a bit feminine, and (2) a bit delicate (in terms of durability).
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Both, Thanks for weighing in. You have confirmed my suspicions, but never having seen this fabric in real life, I just figured I'd ask someone who had.
post #6 of 6
Back in my vintage period (the early '80s) I had a couple of sportcoats that were boucle--one burgundy, one a surprisingly electric blue (from the Irving Berlin shop in Palm Beach, as I remember). I think a boucle sportcoat in a heathery gray would be a very nice piece for "casual but smart" wear. (Perhaps it's a situation where the more novel the fabric, the more conventional the color should be.) Just a thought. Etruscan
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