A Sharkskin fabric uses two tones of yarn in a twill weave to give it natural, subtle variation in color and texture—but with an smooth finish and slight sheen.
The fabric itself rose to popularity in the 1950s and 60s, made popular by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. This fabric has regained popularity in recent years as people have rediscovered its unique appearance.
Sharkskin is a great all-around fabric—but can really shine when dressed up as part of a more formal look. Shop our Sharkskin fabrics here.
Example Swatch: Hayle Sharkskin Gray