SpanishDict is devoted to improving our site based on user feedback and introducing new and innovative features that will continue to help people learn and love the Spanish language. Gabardine may also refer to the twill-weave used for gabardine fabric, or to a raincoat made of this fabric.
Burberry drew his inspiration and the name for his new fabric from the gaberdina of the Middle ages. Gabardina were loose and long garments that were worn over the breeches and blouses.
Typically, beggars used them for extra protection from the elements. Often, the gabardina were tied around the waist. In order to create his new material, Burberry came up with a tightly woven fabric that relied heavily on worsted wool. The weave of the worsted wool was relatively smooth on one side, and had a ribbed appearance on the other side.
From the perspective of the weaving , this made gabardine a twill fabric. Burberry used the new fabric to produce several garments that caught the eye of the public quickly. Twill suits and trousers became favorites with men, as well as the wives and house staff that were responsible for making sure the suits remained in top condition at all times.
Gabardine has a tendency to hold its shape and not wrinkle too easily, which was a huge plus for anyone that had to keep up the wardrobe. Over time, gabardine blends became popular, adding cotton and synthetic fibers into the mix of the fabric.
The addition of fibers other than wool helped to create a high sheen fabric that still worked well as twill. The sheen made gabardine ideal for creating fashions for women as well as men.
Overcoats for both genders are another enduring use of gabardine today. Depending on the fibers contained in the gabardine, some of the garments produced today can be cleaned by using a gentle cycle on the washer, and a low heat setting on the dryer. These same garments do well with hand washing. In either case, a warm iron set on a low setting is usually fine for quick press, but care should be taken to not use too much heat, as it will scar the fabric permanently.
I think the picture you posted above would be more commonly classed as a herringbone, no? While that involves a twill, alternating in direction from panel to panel, a twill is probably more clearly expressed to the novice as going across the whole fabric in one direction, referred to as a right or left hand twill when looking at the face of the fabric. Like you, though, I will need to really save some money before I can buy one that I really like, unless I happen on one in a thrift store, which is always possible too.
Maybe someday, when I can actually afford to shop somewhere like Burberry, I can buy myself a nice, warm gabardine wool coat. Gabardine always has many more warp than weft yarns. Cotton gabardine is often used by bespoke tailors to make pocket linings for business suits , where the pockets' contents would quickly wear holes in the usual flimsy pocket lining material.
Clothing made from gabardine is generally labelled as being suitable for dry cleaning only, as is typical for wool textiles. Gabardine may also refer to the twill-weave used for gabardine fabric, or to a raincoat made of this fabric. Gabardine was invented in by Thomas Burberry , founder of the Burberry fashion house in Basingstoke , Hampshire , England and patented in The original fabric was waterproofed using lanolin  before weaving and was worsted wool or worsted wool in combination with cotton.
It was tightly woven and water-repellent but more comfortable than rubberised fabrics. Burberry clothing of gabardine was worn by polar explorers, including Roald Amundsen , the first man to reach the South Pole , in and Ernest Shackleton , who led a expedition to cross Antarctica. A jacket made of this material was worn by George Mallory on his ill-fated attempt on Mount Everest in Gabardine was also used widely in the s to produce colourful patterned casual jackets , trousers and suits.
Penney , Sport Chief, Campus, Four Star and California Trends were all producing short-waisted jackets, sometimes reversible, commonly known as weekender jackets. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the twill-woven fabric. For the garment, see Gaberdine. For other uses, see Gabardine disambiguation.
Se puso su gabardina y salió a caminar en la fría noche. He put on his mac and went out for a walk in the cold night. 2. (material) a. gabardine. El uniforme del mecánico esta hecho de una resistente gabardina. The mechanic's uniform si made out of . Translation of gabardina at Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary. Audio pronunciations, verb conjugations, quizzes and more. Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers, uniforms, windbreakers and other garments. The word gaberdine or gabardine has been used to refer to a particular item of clothing, a sort of long cassock but often open at the front since at least the 15th century, in the 16th becoming used for outer garments.