Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven
fabric used to make
trousers, or a garment
made from the material. The fibre used to make the fabric
yarn), but may also be
cotton, synthetic or mixed.
fabric is smooth on one
side and has a diagonally ribbed surface on the other.
fabric takes its
name from the
is a long, loose overgarment tied at the waist. This was
commonly worn in Europe in the Middle Ages by pilgrims,
beggars and almsmen, and for some time later by many European