Herringbone twill (HBT) has a very specific surface, which looks similar to the skeleton of a fish. This is the reason why this twill binding was twill or Herringbone twill.
Throughout the centuries in men’s clothing, twill with its continuing diagonal weave in one direction was very commonly used. The probably best-known fabric of an endless diagonal weave is Denim. In contrast HBT switches the direction of the ridge regularly, resulting in a geometric v-shaped pattern.
Even the romans knew about the special features of the HBT pattern, where roads were paved in HBT structure, because this kind of pavement could absorb heavy compression of traffic. And during the Second Word War, the army initially used lightweight cotton HBT uniforms as an overgarment, but it turned out to be the perfect clothing for hot weather with its air permeability.
In a small scale, this fabric can look solid, but in a larger scale the pattern becomes bolder. The zick-zack structure can be enhanced by weaving with different coloured weft and warp yarns.
Combining a cotton HBT fabric with our 1937 Roamer Vest and 1942 Hunting Pant Pattern creates a perfect look for any occasion.