Looks like very fine wale, AKA pincord, corduroy to me.
It could well be 9oz. Depends upon how it's spun.If it is 16 whale pincord, do you think it looks about 9 ounce in weight? And what kind of fabric do you think his trousers are made from?
I'm afraid that's a very flat chocolate. Something a bit richer like Dean's trousers works better. And I'm concerned about the weight. Might be a little light to give the cloth the drape and swing that is nice in gabardine.
If my monitor is true to life, I'd like this color with the jacket very well.
That's some very nice cloth!Huddersfield Fine Worsteds is one of the few places I can find a heavier wool gabardine these days. Most are the same weight as what Holland & Sherry sell. I suspect most of the English cloth merchants sell the same gabardine from the same mill. Most gabardine looks flat but has a subtle sheen. For something with more interest at a heavier weight, whipcord is better. See here:
Holland & Sherry
Holland & Sherry have many different colours in a number of different weights.
Thank you, Matt, for posting about Huddersfield Fine Worsteds. They have a lot of nice fabrics.
I was looking at their super gabardine collection:
The Super Gabardine Collection
This gabardine twill is 100% wool, and the weight is 11/12 ounce, 340/360 grams.
Would it be okay to pair this wool gabardine with a 12 ounce herringbone jacket? Or is it not rough looking enough to pair well with a herringbone weave?
And, in your opinion, what are the best odd jacket fabrics to pair with this particular wool gabardine?
Old fashioned gabardine was less refined, the twill ribs more pronounced, and I found it looked great even with rustic tweeds. Without actually seeing and handling a swatch, I wouldn't be able to say, but 11 1/2 ounces is reasonably stout gabardine. The lighter, filmy stuff, definitely not!This can work well with a 12-oz herringbone jacket. I wouldn't pair it with a very rough tweed, but I have a cashmere herringbone jacket that this would be perfect with. Gabardine is often good with blue blazers made of fabrics like hopsack, serge or doeskin.
I'm remembering a gabardine suit I purchased from (The original!) Jos. A Bank of Baltimore in '78. The cloth was substantial and I would sometimes pair the trousers with my tweed jackets. I've had other, and still have one remaining pair of gabardine trousers, and gabardine has indeed changed, becoming lighter, smoother and dressier. I also have had whipcord, and that's not what I referring to.I have handled that gabardine, and it feels light and smooth but with more body thsn the typical 8 oz gabardine.
I have always known gabardine to be a rather refined type of cloth. What you describe as being less refined sounds much more like whipcord to me.
I had at least one pair of whipcord trousers from Paul Stuart in the early '70's, very nice, but rough and rugged cloth. Chipp sold them too. Cavalry twill at the time was a similar heavier weight cloth, a little softer with the double twill, but rugged.I'm very curious to see some of this other kind of gabardine. I have had wool gabardine trousers from the 1980s which were very smooth but in a medium weight rather than today's more common lightweight gabardine. I used to have a pair of whipcord trousers, which were heavier with a steep twill. They were like a heavier, rougher gabardine. They looked like these trousers: Cavalry Twill Trousers
Those are not actually cavalry twill, which is a different weave with a double rib.