Wool barathea evening waistcoat with silk collar and lining

Barathea, sometimes spelled barrathea,[1] is a soft fabric, with a hopsack twill weave giving a surface that is lightly pebbled or ribbed.[2] The yarns used cover various combinations of wool, silk and cotton. Worsted barathea (made with a smooth wool yarn) is often used for evening coats,[3] such as dress coats, dinner jackets, and military uniforms,[4] in black and midnight blue. Silk barathea, either all silk, or using cotton weft and silken warp, is widely used in the necktie industry.[1]


  1. ^ a b Frank P. Bennett (1914). A Cotton Fabrics Glossary. Guilford, Ct.: Frank P. Bennett & Co. pp. 684. Barathea.
  2. ^ Turnbull & Asser. "Barathea weave". Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  3. ^ Flusser, Alan (2002). Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion. HarperCollins. p. 278. ISBN 0-06-019144-9.
  4. ^ "MIL-C-3727F, Military Specification for Cloth, Barathea, Wool". U.S. Department of Defense. 1987-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-04.

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Batik cloth purchased in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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A representation of the Maclachlan hunting tartan. This tartan is the oldest tartan to bear the name MacLachlan. This tartan is referred to as the Old MacLachlan, MacLachlan, and Hunting MacLachlan. This sett was first published in Old & Rare Scottish Tartans by D. W. Stewart in 1893.
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A single-breasted black tie waistcoat in barathea wool with a horseshoe-shaped shawl lapel in silk. It is closed with studs of black enamel in a gold setting.