We discussed earlier that there are three main ways of weaving a fabric - plain, twill and satin. Under these weaves you then get various ways to change the constitution depending on colours of threads set up on the warp and or weft and different weaving processes to get the following different cloths which I will post images of. They are in no particular order: Herringbones, Birdseyes, Fil A Fil, Checks, Pin Stripes, Chalk Stripes and Houndstooth.
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|Satin weave cloth - right - which is generally used for lapels on jackets.|
|On the right, satin weave can be mixed with plain weave in the same cloth. This is an example of a dinner suiting cloth which is a hybrid of weaves.|
|Check left, a houndstooth right, click to enlarge|
|Chalk Stripes, Cable Stripes and Pin Stripes are very popular with businessmen and lawyers.|