Every year, the fashion world remains captivated by the enduring charm of classic patterns, witnessing their timeless appeal revitalised in contemporary iterations. Among these enduring designs stands the herringbone pattern.

This distinct design, characterised by its V-shaped weave resembling the bones of a Herring fish, has been a staple in the fashion landscape for decades. In this blog, we delve deeper into why.


The History of Herringbone.

The Herringbone pattern boast a rich history, with origins deeply rooted in many different cultures.

There is evidence which suggests the Herringbone pattern dates back to Ancient Egypt, where the weave was initially used in twill fabrics for its durability.

Recognising the Herringbones strength, the Romans later used the patterning in road construction. Likewise, well throughout the Middle Ages, it continued to find application in the construction of cathedrals and castles, providing both structural stability and aesthetic appeal. Nowadays, the pattern is used as floor interiors.

As the pattern evolved through time, it found its way into the realm of menswear and at one point it was used in military uniforms for camouflage.


Herringbone in Modern Fashion

Today, the Herringbone pattern continues to maintain its status as a classic and versatile choice in fashion. Its adaptability extends across various garments and styles, making it a go-to option for those who appreciate both tradition and contemporary flair.

  • Suits and Blazers: Herringbone suits and blazers are a popular choice for both men’s and women’s fashion. The pattern's subtle elegance makes it suitable for formal occasions or as a distinguished addition to everyday work attire.
  • Accessories: Scarves, handbags, and even shoes adorned with this timeless pattern can effortlessly blend with various styles, from casual to professional.


Our Top Picks for Herringbone Patterns

Herringbone 100% Escorial

Escudo by Escorial features features a stunning array of Herringbone cloths in earthy colours.

Two Tone Windowpane Herringbone Wool Silk Linen Jacketing

Montrose Bay by Kynoch of Scotland combines two popular patterns, the Herringbone and Windowpane in this luxury cloth.

Vintage Twist Herringbone Wool Coating

Kynoch of Scotland’s Snowdonia includes a sophisticated range of Herringbone patterns in traditional colourways.

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