Tag Archives: Houndstooth

wednesday, houndstooth and herringbone

Houndstooth and Herringbone I love the terms houndstooth and herringbone, they’re such homey names. I can imagine some Irish tailor of old: “we’ll call that one herringbone, had herring for breakfast, and that one there looks just like my dog’s teeth!” And once you get those animal references, you won’t mix herringbone and houndstooth up. Yesterday, […]

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tuesday, mr. president

Plaid  Plaid, houndstooth, and herringbone is in, and that’s a good thing.  They’re classics for a reason. A good blazer made of any of them will last a lifetime and longer. However, there’s sometimes confusion about which is which, especially the houndstooth and the herringbone.  Plaid, is probably the most familiar, it’s basically squares. The […]

monday, behold the pants

I was living in California when the World Trade Towers came down, but my heart was in New York. NYFW This is a bit of the detritus of fashion week in New York. Glossy magazines, spent water bottles, and WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) copies end up here and there. NYFW is as much about the streetwalk as […]