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Broadcloth vs. pinpoint

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FrzenRopes, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. FrzenRopes

    FrzenRopes Member

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    In dress shirts, what is the difference between broadcloth and pinpoint?  And what is end-on-end?
     
  2. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Broadcloth is tightly woven, with the rib running weftwise, and twice as many warp threads as the filling, giving the cloth more luster.

    End on end alternates colored and white warp yarns, producing a minuscule check effect. Used in oxford, broadcloth and chambray shirtings.

    Oxford is a coarse weave of dyed and undyed threads.
    Pinpoint is a combination of oxford and poplin using long staple cotton. The result is a finer weave than standard oxford cloth.

    Will
     

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