it's just a vintage staple one has to have in your wardrobe, for winter or those colder days.
but what exactly is houndstooth?
first off it's a woven pattern.
which means the material is woven consisting of this pattern.
it is a large or smaller checked pattern with notched corners, looking almost like a dog's tooth.
it is a broken check, or an abstract four-pointed shape.
the big pattern is called houndstooth and the smaller pattern is called puppytooth.
usually this pattern is used for jackets, blazers and suits, but i have also seen some beautiful scarves, skirts, bow ties, etc.
this material was usually woven from wool, in Scotland.
but now a lot of different materials are used for this.
the traditional pattern is made up with alternating bands of four dark and four light threads.
now if you don't have a houndstooth pattern item, now or next winter is the time to get yours hands on this!