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Herringbone describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric. It is distinguished from a plain chevron by the break at reversal, which makes it resemble a broken zigzag. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish. Herringbone-patterned fabric is usually wool, and is one of the most popular cloths used for suits and outerwear. Tweed cloth is often woven with a herringbone pattern. It is also known as Arrowhead and is commonly used in suits, top coats and sport coats.

Clothing produced with a herringbone pattern is usually intended for use as an outer layer. Tweed, a fabric well known in England, is often produced with a herringbone pattern. Tweed is a coarse woolen cloth which is worn as an outer layer. The wool makes tweed highly insulating, and also resists water so that the garment can be worn outdoors for activities like hunting and shooting. Twill fabric is also produced with a herringbone pattern, in which the alternating lines are often ribbed, creating a raised pattern.

Herringbone has made a cultural comeback in the recent years thanks to throw-back TV shows and the resurgence of 50s and 60s styles. It is often seen in suit coats, luggage, purses, and accent pieces such as hats and scarves. Herringbone gives a touch of class and vintage flair to any outfit or ensemble.

Herringbone can also be used as a decorative stitching called soutache. Our Ave wedding veil made of tulle features three rows of soutache trim with a cut edge.  Soutache is a narrow braid with a herringbone pattern and with it this wedding veil looks phenomenal.

 Sara Gabriel Ava Wedding Veil 



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