Gabardine

Definition

A durable, compactly woven twill fabric with a distinctive diagonal cord that sometimes has a high sheen. Originally used in “gabardinas,” cloaks worn in medieval Spain as protection from the elements, this hard wearing and rain resistant fabric is a staple in suits, jackets, and pants, as well as for water-resistant outerwear like rain jackets.

Common Use:

  • Clothing

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