Broadcloth Shirt Fabric

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Broadcloth (or plain weave) fabric is rich with history.

The Dutch first produced the fabric in the 11th century. For many custom shirt enthusiasts broadcloth is a favorite.



Here are some stand out characteristics:

  • It is soft and wears in nicely
  • It is fine and feels confortable on the skin
  • Has a smooth surface


Broadcloth is a simple weave (hence plain weave). Each weft thread crosses the warp thread, going over one and under the next.




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