December 27, 2010  ·  style

In praise of herringbone

We've already expressed our love for wool flannel, which resides somewhere between pattern and solid, and the great zig-zagginess that is herringbone is one of our favourite textures for many of the same reasons. More subtle than a stripe, more visually complex than flannel, herringbone shows remarkable versatility depending on what it's woven from. Shown left to right: wool herringbone trousers from Mr. Ned and Bonobos with a luxurious sheen; coarse cotton herringbone chinos from Old Navy that echo legit workwear from yesteryear.

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