Melton, usually called melton cloth, is a thick, heavily felt
ed or fulled wool
fabric in a twill
weave, with clipped surface nap, felt
-like in feeling, and lustrous, similar to a dull broad cloth. The close weave means that the fabric appears to be completely smooth. Melton was originally made of all wool
, but today is made of other fibers. It is used extensively for coats and also for uniforms. See nap.