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know your patterns

Here’s a new little feature on the blog.

In the aim of raising our knowledge of mens fashion, I thought I would do a little bit of Patterns 101. Sure, knowing what patterns are called and where they originate is much like knowing the worlds national capitals. Useless. But you certainly don’t want to find yourself sitting at a tailor in Flying Fish Cove not knowing the difference between herringbone and houndstooth.

Flying Fish Cove is the national capital of The Christmas Islands by the way.

Herringbone, is distinctly recognised by it’s zigzag pattern which surprise surprise resembles the skeleton of a herring fish. It’s usually made out of wool and is a favourite weave for tweed cloth (different cloth will be a whole other learning exercise.) Here are some examples below.

Okay. Stay fancy