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A reversing (broken) twill weave which creates a zigzag pattern, resembling a fish backbone. Originally always wool—now wool or blends—herringbone may be a tweed with that fabric’s characteristic slubs. The twill may be one color, but it is probably best known in two colors, creating zigzag stripes. Also called chevron weave.

Herringbone twill has been known to inspire printed patterns in imitation.

Uses: Coats, suits, jackets, skirts

See also:
District checks

Herringbone (worsted)
Herringbone tweed