100% cotton, 51" wide, 6 wales/inch
This corduroy has two dark brown pin stripes in an orangey brown ground. Corduroy was first advertised in London in 1756 but did not become popular until the late 1780s. From the late 1780s and into the 19th century corduroy was commonly used for working class men’s waistcoats breeches and tousers and children's clothing. For example in the 1772 New-London Gazette an ad included, "Ran away . . . an Apprentice Boy . . . Had on . . . striped Wale Trowsers" as cited in personal communication with Mike Barbieri. Cinnamon brown linen thread will blend with this fabric as will cinnamon brown buttonhole twist for sewing button holes.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 November, 2015.