Fox Charcoal Serge
Fox Brothers' Charcoal Serge
CODE: FS436SC A2087/52
WEIGHT: 530/560 grm (18/19oz)
TYPE: Fox Serge
This tightly woven cloth is given a 'dry clean' finish resulting in beautiful dry handle, for more of an authenitic hand feel. Crisper than the Midnight serge. The distinguishing feature of serge is the defined twill line. Available in charcoal using the finest grey and charcoal twist with black pure new wool, woven by Fox Brothers in their Somerset mill. Fox Brother's started weaving serge in the early 1700's where it has developed over time to result in this elegant cloth. This cloth can now be purchase by the metre for the first time exclusively here on The Merchant Fox.
- 150cm width
- Woven by Fox Brothers and Co. in the South West England
- 100% Pure New Wool
- Dry clean only
- Your tailor will be able to advise of quantity of cloth required
The Fox family's interest in woollen fabric began in the early 1700's, when Edward Fox married into the Wellington based Were family, making Fox Brothers one of the earliest entrants into the UK wool industry.
At this time the company was a cottage industry, mainly producing woollen serge known as 'Tauntons'. The early British woollen industry naturally established itself in areas were sheep were farmed, as was the case in Wellington, Somerset. Taunton serge was the most suitable use for the wool from the sheep that were native to the western counties, which was long, deep stapled and fairly coarse. According to Toulmins History, in the 17th century Taunton serge was "in very great request as 'fashionable wearing', being lighter than cloth, and yet thicker than many other stuffs."