Definition of Bedford Cord
Fiber: Wool or worsted but worsted is more popular. Also made in cotton, silk and rayon.
Weave: Lengthwise rib. Sometimes the ribs are emphasized 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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