Prints, Patterns & Fabrics: Houndstooth


This abstract check pattern is so-named due to the resemblance of each check to the tooth of a hound. Another pattern of Scottish origin, the Houndstooth check (sometimes known as dogstooth) is woven in a similar fashion to the Glen Plaid check and is best suited to heavy knits. An iconic pattern that has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity, Houndstooth looks best in white and black, red and black or red and white. Coats, ties, hats all look great in Houndstooth.
I have a knitted red and white houndstooth tie that I just love to wear with a grey flannel suit!