The Kingston is a classic Gabardine. It is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers, uniforms, windbreakers and other garments.
The word gaberdine or gabardine has been used to refer to a particular item of clothing, a sort of long cassock but often open at the front since at least the 15th century, in the 16th becoming used for outer garments of the poor. It has been used with a general meaning of “closely woven cloth” since at least 1904.
The modern use of the term for a fabric rather than a garment dates to Thomas Burberry, who invented the fabric & revived the name in 1879, and patented it in 1888.
Gabardine may also refer to the twill-weave used for gabardine fabric. The twill weave gives the Kingston a soft feel and added stability.
Shipping costs depend on weight so you can get an accurate shipping quote from the basket page once you have made your selection. As soon as your order is confirmed and we’ve received your payment your order will be processed immediately and shipped. All UK shipments are sent on a next day delivery service. if you are unlikely to be in you can put down a secure location for us to leave the parcel in the comments stage in the check out process. International shipments are normally sent by courier however in some regions we offer a International recorded mail option. International shipments by courier will take 2-3 days while shipments sent by International recorded mail will take 10-15 days. If you have a specific delivery requirement please place your order by e-mail or phone e.g. arrange your own shipping.
If you have ordered the wrong fabric or you don’t need the item anymore please feel free to return the fabric and we will credit the value back onto your card straight away.