Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Reappreciation, Part 2: Herringbone
Herringbone! Your name is unappetizing, but you are not a foodstuff--you are a fabric. A wonderful fabric. You add a subtle texture, even more subtle than birdseye, to a suit or a shirt or a pair of socks. You do this without adding a new color into the mix, a new color which your intrepid wearer might have to re-coordinate with hir outfit.
And you do this without ostentation. You are not visible from space. From a distance, you, in navy, look very much like unpatterned wool in navy. You keep your secrets from all but the attentive observer, and the secret you tell is that your wearer pays a little more attention to hir dress than the average suit.
Did I mention that you are relatively warm and resist spills more readily? Herringbone, I appreciate you.