"Fustian jacket or not, he had a good head on his shoulders," remarked one.
Think of that, you in fustian jackets who grumble after meat.
But there also seems to be association with Naples; cf. fustian-anapes for Naples fustian.
It was dark in the shop, and the smell of fustian absorbed the air.
For I heartily despised all that fustian trumpery of the age.
That fustian, insincerity, was certainly not one of his faults.
Yes, there were swells here, ball-room coxcombs in fustian and felt.
The rag of fustian had been pressed out, and the water was escaping.
Then he pulled his fustian coat aside and pointed to his side.
Dr. Johnson calls it dimmity, and describes it as a kind of fustian.