Definition of Bedford Cord

Fibre: Wool or worsted but worsted is more popular. Also made in cotton, silk and rayon.

Weave: Lengthwise rib. Sometimes the ribs are emphasised by stuffing.

Characteristics: Both Bedford, England and New Bedford, Mass. claim the name. Very pronounced rib. Very firm construction. Takes much hard wear. Has various qualities and weights.

Uses: Suiting, coatings, riding breeches, uniforms and upholstery.

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