Definition of Kersey

Fiber: Wool - poor quality, can also be made of re-used or remanufactured wool.

Weave: Double cloth.

Characteristics: Medium to heavy weight, similar to melton and beaver. Well fulled in the finishing with a rather lustrous nap caused by the use of lustrous crossbred wools. Nap often has direction. Gives good wear and is dressy looking. Blues, browns and blacks are the most popular colors. Originated in Kersey, England in 11th century. Very similar to beaver but it is fulled more, has a shorter nap and a much higher luster.

Uses: Men's over coating, uniforms, women's coats, and skirts.

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