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What is "Herringbone Twill" - Definition & Explanation

A variation on the twill weave construction in which the twill is reversed, or broken, at regular intervals, producing a zig-zag effect. Named after the skeleton of the Herring fish as this is what the fiber pattern resembles. It is usually created in wool and has varying qualities. It is also known as Arrowhead and is commonly used in suits, top coats and sport coats.
A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.
A broken twill weave named for its resemblance to a herring's backbone. It is distinguished by a balanced zigzag effect produced when the rib first runs to the right, then to the left for an equal number of threads.

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