A durable, twill weave fabric originally made from wool or worsted. Serge is now also made from cotton, acetate, rayon, silk, and blended fibers. It is woven with a 2-up 2-down twill pattern. Serge is used for dresses, suits, and coats. A coarse, heavyweight variety of serge is called storm serge, while French serge is lightweight with a fine, smooth texture.
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