Herringbone Weave

fabric description
Invented by the Romans as an interlocking brick paving pattern for their roads and then later lost to history. Resurfaced later in Renaissance European architecture (Brunelleschi’s great Duomo in Florence). In fabric a tightly woven variant on the twill weave, Sometimes called a broken twill because the offset is periodically reversed. Has a distinctive chevron (”V” shape) or broken zig-zag pattern. Commonly found in heavier wool fabrics and suiting, but can also be found in dress shirting as well. Named such because it’s pattern resembles the efficiently evolved skeleton of the Atlantic herringbone fish. More difficult to clean than other patterns.
fabric technical details
  • Weave - Herringbone
  • Composition - 100% Cotton
  • Origin (weave) - Italy
  • Origin (print/dye) - Italy
  • Pre-Shrunk - Yes
  • Additional Shrinkage - Very Low (1%)
  • Wrinkle Resistance - Low/Medium
  • Care - Standard Launder / See: Garment Care
  • Colorfast Level - Very Strong
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