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What is "Sharkskin" - Definition & Explanation

A woven fabric with the yarns in both warp and filling alternating white and color giving it a salt and pepper look. Used for suitings. Usually a 2x2 twill weave but may also be plain weave.
A crisp fabric with a pebbly surface and a dull luster usually of filament yarn such as acetate or triacetate. Often found in pure white. Uses for uniforms, tennis clothes.
A hard-finished, low lustered, medium-weight fabric in a twill-weave construction. It is most commonly found in men's worsted suitings; however, it can also be found in a plain-weave construction of acetate, triacetate, and rayon for women's sportswear. Made from rayon (acetate) and synthetics (particularly Arnel) in a plain or twill weave. It has a heavy, semi-crisp texture and is very smooth and slippery with a flat look. It is mostly made in white but sometimes colored. It wears well and launders well particularly in Arnel. It a tendency to turn yellow with age, but the Arnel remains pure white. It has been used for summer wear.
A hard-finished, low lustered, medium-weight fabric in a twill-weave construction. It is most commonly found in men's worsted suitings; however, it can also be found in a plain-weave construction of acetate, triacetate, and rayon for women's sportswear.
A smooth crisp fabric

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