100% wool, 60" wide, 15-18 oz.
Black broadcloth was nice to wear before modern laundry since it does not show dirt. This black coating has a full nap on the outside and has a coarser feel than WWB 849. An example from The Providence Gazette in 1777 includes "Deserted from Capt. Tew’s Company, in Col. Angell’s regiment . . . [the first man] says he was born in Philadelphia: Had on, when he went away, a black Broadcloth Jacket with Sleeves [the other] . . . has on, when he went away, a black Broadcloth Jacket, with Sleeves" as cited in personal communication with Mike Barbieri. Black linen thread 35/2 for hand sewing matches this fabric best. For sewing button holes try black silk button hole twist or quilter's thread. The black worsted wool tape is very close in color to this fabric. Matching tape is sometimes what is seen for ties of women's cloaks.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 20 February, 2017.