Definition of Donegal

Fiber: Wool - also in rayons and cottons.

Weave: Mostly plain but some in twill.

Characteristics: Originally a homespun woven by the peasants in Donegal, Ireland. A rough and ready fabric that stands much hard wear. Yarns are coarse with thick slubs and colored nubs. Now made in other places as well - particularly England.

Uses: Coats, heavy suits, sportswear. Has a tailored, sporty look.

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