The Horsehair Jacket Canvas -Tailoring - A Hand Tailored Suit

The Horsehair Jacket Canvas -Tailoring

Horsehair, also known as horsehair canvas or hair canvas, is a woven interfacing that provides excellent sturdiness and has a coarse texture. Despite its name, it is not a thick material and can feel rough to the touch, making it unsuitable for wearing next to the skin.

Horsehair is commonly used in fine tailoring, particularly for achieving a beautifully rolled lapel. In bespoke suits, horsehair is often used in the jacket to ensure that it maintains its shape.

In the past, horsehair was used in crinoline petticoats to support oversized skirts. However, most of what is sold as "horsehair" today is actually synthetic and made from materials such as polyester or nylon. Historically, horsehair was made from the tail hair of horses, which is stiff and strong.




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