Cavalry Twill - Gorgeous + Resiliant

 Cavalry Twill in brown.

Cavalry Twill in brown.

Cavalry Twill is one of my favourite fabrics (right up there with cotton and linen). It so strong yet so damn good lookin'.  It was developed to make riding pants for cavalry uniforms so it was required to look good and wear even better.  I love how the roots for some of the best bits of gentlemen's fashion can be traced back to the military.

It can be spotted by it's use of the double twill line which is woven into a steep right hand twill. The best is made from 100% wool; so don't bother with the others. On the lighter versions of the cloth there is a slight colour variation between the top of the twill and the depth giving the fabric a beautiful dimension. 

This is a fabric to invest in. I would recommend it for trousers, a vest, a jacket or all three.  The sturdy and resilient nature of Cavalry Twill ensures that it will be around for a long time so it's best to design with classic inspiration..  These are part of  foundation pieces in your wardrobe investment.