JJ Fabrics manufacturing Herringbone Fabric in Construction 82×64 30x150D Black White and Ivory Colors. Herringbone, also called broken twill weave, describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric. It is distinguished from a plain chevron by the break at reversal, which makes it resemble a broken zigzag. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish. Herringbone fabric is one of the most popular cloths used for pocketing.