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  • n. Plural form of herringbone.

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Examples

  • Last year's trend of "layering cardigan sweaters and vests just finally all came together this fall with the comeback of three-piece suits," says Simon Kneen, creative design director at Brooks Brothers, where sales of such styles are leaning more toward tweeds and herringbones, the "country gentleman" look, as he dubs it.

    Rules for Three-Piece Suits

  • This era saw the introduction of the Aran influence in American knitting, as well as the revival of traditional motifs, such as argyles and herringbones—all patterning that had a rich, well-bred look in keeping with the burgeoning wealth of postwar industrialization.

    A Passion for Knitting

  • By the time it was reproducing intensely colorful herringbones and checkerboards, the crew had abandoned its initial fear in favor of spontaneous bursts of applause.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • The gilded youth's judgment tended toward the more pronounced herringbones and homespuns.

    Success A Novel

  • Mixed in with the rustic, crunchy tweeds, herringbones and plaids, were soft rose-print silks and an abstract, painterly print, particularly effective in drop-waist dresses with a bow-finished, pleated effect at the hip.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • To a background of Mozart sonatas, she showed a variety of tweeds, herringbones and plaids in outfits that featured long skirts and a wide variety of hats, including men's style fedoras and bowlers, some in striking midnight blue.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Rag & Bone's offering for women echoed a lot of what we saw earlier yesterday at the men's show: wintry woolen stripes, rich herringbones and a collection-defining tapestry floral applied to outerwear a Taj coat and a Raj jacket; India meets England was the theme.

    NYT > Home Page

  • To a background of Mozart sonatas, she showed tweeds, herringbones and plaids in outfits that featured long skirts and a wide variety of hats, including men's-style fedoras and bowlers, some in striking midnight blue.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The women have taken advantage of the variations in bag colors and prints to produce a stunning array of designs, including stripes and herringbones, that make each pad unique and identifiable.

    post-gazette.com - News

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