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Gabardine and Serge: Defined and Explained

November 17, 2009

Gabardine fabric is chiefly used for trousers. Gabardine is made with a twill weave and appears smooth on one side but has a diagonally ribbed surface on the other. Thomas Burberry, founder of the Burberry fashion house, invented gabardine in the late 19th century and received a patent in 1888.

Serge is also a type of twill fabric that has diagonal lines on both sides and is typically used to make blazers but may also be used for suits.

Serge

Serge fabric

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