A heavy, densely textured woollen cloth, with a plain or twill weave and a subtly lustrous finish, woven for the garment industry and perfect for good solid interior furnishings.
Woolen broadcloth is naturally fire resistant, warm, and drapes well, making it perfect for curtains, upholstery, cushions, throws, bedcovers, tablecloths and almost everything else.
In tailoring, it is the cloth of choice for a serious coat, and, to some extent, indicates or at least suggests a certain social status.
‘The man was wearing a bluish coat of broadcloth, he had no knapsack or cap, his head was bandaged, and over his shoulder a French munition pouch was slung.’
(Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace)