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Herringbone (cloth)

An example of a chevron pattern. Herringbone by contrast has a break at reversal, which makes it resemble a broken zigzag

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.[1] Herringbone-patterned fabric is usually wool, and is one of the most popular cloths used for suits and outerwear.[2] Tweed cloth is often woven with a herringbone[3] pattern.

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  2. ^ The Museum at FIT,  
  3. ^ http://www.mensusa.com/herringbone_suit.html
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