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This classic herringbone windowpane check all wool worsted is a slightly heavier weight than the usual suiting weight worsteds, which makes it ideal for sports jackets and traditional smart country attire. Thicket Check - Worsted Alsport has a traditional appeal that can be easily incorporated into quirky Brit style designs, which are as popular now as they were when fabrics like this were first manufactured.
Thicket Check was woven by a British manufacturer who hold Royal warrants to this day, and have associations with the British Royal Family since The Prince of Wales gave his name to that eponymous monochrome district check.
Designer labels don't always guarantee quality, but the finely woven selvedge ribbon on this impeccable wool jacketing is the real deal! (See the last photo for a closeup). The expertly woven herringbone windowpane-checked design boasts a palette of earthy natural colours, like a dense thicket of woodland undergrowth, where moss-covered tree bark and feathery fern fronds sit alongside the dried pine needle strewn floor. The window pane check adds cool tones like droplets of rain, picking up hues of palest grey and white like a misty sky.
Thicket Check boasts a medium/light weight often referred to as jacketing weight. This all wool worsted is stable, closely woven and has a lovely soft yet reassuringly warm drape quality. It will of course make fabulously dapper winter suits, jackets trousers and skirts. But think outside the box and create vintage style pinafore dresses with darted empire waistlines and feminine wiggle skirts ~ team with pretty white peter pan collar blouses for a demure/preppy look or closely fitted fine sweaters for a super stylish Mad Men inspired look. Create fit & flare skater style dresses, playing with the design to create bias design detail. Team with Fairisle cardigans, woolly tights and sturdy leather look brogues for retro chic. Wide leg, high-waisted trousers will look utterly fabulous made in Thicket Check - Worsted Alsport.
If something a little more edgy is more your style then play around with bias cutting, tucking and draping for a very Viv Westwood look. This impeccably woven classic may look traditional but classics are just that for a reason. There are so many possibilities for this first rate worsted woollen.
Composition: All Wool
Width: 156cm / 61.4inch
Pattern repeat: 6 cm / 2.36inch