Here’s another interesting fabrication… We purchased a very fine pinstripe from Tahari recently. What originally attracted us was the fiber blend–53% wool/44% cotton/3% elastic. The coloration is midnight and pearl to be very specific, but it comes off looking like muted black and white. It’s so sophisticated, and the hand and drape is irresistible. We thought our customers would enjoy it to freshen their basics wardrobe for pants or suits. Once we had the piece in-house, it was fun to study the weave. It appears to be a plain weave fabric (one over one) where the warp and weft are alternated in the weaving process to produce a vertical stripe on the face side, resulting in a horizontal stripe on the reverse. What fun! Now this fabric has escalated to a perfect choice for reversible accents!
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