"Medici"???? Never heard of that.fleetwood76 said:hello.
I have scanned a picture of the talisman interiour from my 1976 sales katalog, i don't know if the text in the pic is readable so i write it down here to.
" Fleetwood Talisman. This sumptuous version of the Fleetwood Brougham is pure luxury. Individual fronts seats are trimmed in Medici, a stunning crushed velour available in Dark Blue or Black. Between each front seat is a console with a illuminated and lockable storage compartment. Outside, the car features a padded Elk Grain vinyl roof, turbine vaned wheel discs and identification on the roof panel."
And as Sal said.
"Leather is nice but there's just something about the soft velvet - to me, anyway..."
I agree, and in limo's is it often leather on the driver's seat for the wear and velvet or similar for the VIP's
Cut velvet is velvet with a pattern formed by leaving the backing material bare in whatever pattern is desired. Crushed velvet looks like its been folded in random patterns and usually is shiney but doesn't have to be. You're right about pressed velvet, but velour has more to do with the backing and finish and can mimick any style of velvet unlike true velvet, velour is milled as presented while velvet is a backing fabric with upright fibers woven through and cut to length.Katshot said:I'm not sure anybody uses leather on anything but seating areas of the upholstery. Door panels are usually vinyl. As for Velvet materials used, as I recall, there's several different finishes of velvet. Raised cut pile (traditional velvet), crushed velvet (has a rich shiney appearance due to the crushing of the pile), pressed velvet (where the pile is pressed, or burned into a pattern), and Velour (a stretch version of crushed velvet).