100% Wool, 15 oz, 57" Wide
Brown shows up repeatedly in portraits of New England men's suits for the entire 18th century in several shades but was common throughout the colonys and Europe. This is a milk chocolate colored woolen with a good nap on both sides. In The Providence Gazette in 1772 Rhode Island, "RAN away . . . a bound Servant . . . had on, and took with him . . . a dark brown Broadcloth double-brested short Jacket . . . He can work at Farming Business, has worked in a Forge, and is given to Gaming, mostly Hustlecap." cited in Taylor, Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains From Rhode Island Newspapers Volume 1, 2001. Black linen thread 50/3 will be the best match for hand sewing. For hand sewing button holes try the brown quilter's thread or dark brown buttonhole twist.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 09 September, 2021.