I know that, as a man, I am banned from wearing various forms of clothing. According to a relevant fatwa on IslamQA, brocade is one such forbidden based on the following hadith:
narrated by al-Bukhaari (5837) from Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) forbade us to wear silk and brocade and to sit on them.
What I want to know is what is 'brocade'? I wish to avoid it, but without an image I'm finding it difficult.
When I search for 'brocade' I see lots of different patterns and styles. Are these all haram? Is one particular design haram? Is it in combination with the material etc haram?