Weave 2/1 twill
Width 150 cm.
Weight 520 gr/meter.
Melton broadcloth is an exclusive fabric known for its solid, smooth and even surface. Melton undergo countless finishes such as repeated fullings, steam baths, nappings and is finally very closely sheared and dyed. The resulting finish is durable and very beautiful and reduces pill. Broadcloth is known since the 700s, became common in the 1300s and in the Middle Ages it was one of Europe’s most important commodities.
This fabric fits most garments like hoses, pants, kirtles, bodices, coats and doublés. Weaved in twill (2/1) and therefore extra suitable for hoses. During the Middle Ages the color was produced with large amounts of woad. From the late 1400s, imported indigo competed out the woad. Both plants contain the color indigo but the plant Indigo contains higher concentrations of the dye.
A uniform in this quality suits officers since Melton Broadcloth was reserved officers. If you want to make a uniform to a private, you should instead choose https://www.handelsgillet.com/shop/fabric-en/wool/thick-en/broadcloth-and-melton-en/cbl01-carolingian-uniform-fabric-blue/