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"super 100's gabardine".

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bostonpainter, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. bostonpainter

    bostonpainter Member

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    Hi,
    I have this -Oxxford Clothes- jacket (sport coat).
    The fabric is "Super 100'S Gabardine".
    Does anyone know what kind of fabric this is??
    Wool, cotton, a blend??
    I sell high-end clothing on Ebay, but I'm not as knowledgeable about fabrics as I should be.
    However I'm impressed by the depth of knowledge of some of the members on this forum.
    Thanks for helping me out.
    Hans.
     


  2. A Harris

    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    That would be a wool, with a slight twill finish.
     


  3. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Super 100s refers to the average diameter of the wool fibers that make up the cloth. See Holland & Sherry's explanation of different Super grades for wool. Gabardine is a type of weave. The Elegant Man defines it thusly (p. 23):
    Gabardine can be made from wool, cotton, or linen, among other fibers. In this case, because gabardine is qualified with a phrase that only refers to wool, it's a wool gabardine.
     


  4. bostonpainter

    bostonpainter Member

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    Thanks everybody that really helped.
    Hans
     


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    quill Senior Member

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    Gabs are also very popular men's dress pants. They are woven very tightly to produce the finest of twill; have great drape because of the fine yarns used; and have a dull kind of luster, because of the way light reflects off the twill surface.

    They can be very expensive, since there is usually more process given to their manufacture. But I love the gabs I have; very light and comfortable; very dressy and elegant.
     


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