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.

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