90% Wool, 5% Nylon and 5% Cashmere
18 oz, 60" Wide
Mixt gray broadcloth was used for hundreds of years by farmers, sailors and other laboring people up to and including the 19th century. Late War of 1812 US Rifle Regiment Coatees and War of 1812 British Army enlisted trousers. The use of this cloth continued in both armys well into the 1830s. Shared from personal communication with Mike Barbieri The Connecticut Courant of 1775 "Broke out of Newgate Prison in Simsbury [had on] . . . dark coloured cloaths, mixed grey surtout". Black 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing matches this fabric best and for hand sewing button holes try black silk quilter's thread or button hole twist.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 August, 2019.