Herringbone refers to the fabric construction where the twill is reversed, or broken, at regular intervals, producing a zip-zag effect. Herringbone is a pattern consisting of adjoinin g vertical rows of slanting lines suggesting a "V” or an inverted "V”.
It features zigzag lines in two contrasting colours.
Herringbone became a popular weave in men's winter caps and hats, the pattern consists of short slanted parallel lines running lengthwise and crosswise in the fabric. The dark fabrics in the 1930's used for men's suit was enhanced by Herringbone and stippled vertical and diagonal stripes.
Herringbone is also known as Chevron.
List of books: Herringbone