This navy blue cotton twill fabric is our latest arrival into our stable of classic and elegant drills and twills. The shade of navy blue here treads a careful path through the middle of the spectrum without teetering to green or grey. It has a smooth refined weave and excellent opacity. Its weight means that we’d be inclined to say it was more suitable for cross-season outer wear than the trousers and shorts to which lighter-weight twills might lend themselves.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a 100% cotton twill fabric which we’d describe as a heavier-weight cloth. The distinctive diagonal twill weave is clearly evident on the outer side of the fabric; the inside is smoother drill weave.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a sturdy fabric but very pliable and with a very smooth, refined and soft feel. Despite its structure it will be beautifully-comfortable next to the skin although it’s likely that you’ll want to use this for some form of outerwear rather than garments next to the body.
How does this fabric move?
Our navy blue cotton twill fabric is a robust cloth which holds a shape. It doesn’t drape but falls into angled folds. You can see how it moves in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Do I need to line this fabric?
One of the strengths of the finish and weight of this fabric is that a cross-season coat or jacket won’t require lining, although visible seams will need to be finished well. However for more structured garments, a lining will add structure and will help with movement across the body as well as taking them on and off easily. Its opacity and structure mean that modesty is not an issue, either on the bottom or top half of the body.
What can I make with this fabric?
Casual jackets, classic button-up pan-collared coats and trench-style coats and jackets are all options. We like the classic trench styling of the ‘Cortland’ Trench from Grainline – there’s some lovely detailing here and the quality of this fabric will help elevate the design still further.
As a plant-based fibre, cotton is a natural product that can be grown easily. Cotton garments tend to be strong and durable and can be recycled. However current production levels of cotton will be increasingly difficult to sustain, especially when chemicals and large amounts of water are used to process cotton fabrics.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
Machine wash separately at 30 or 40 degrees, if possible on a reduced spin speed.
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees unless lined, in which case spot- or dry-clean. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.