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This Is Only the Beginning of Menswear Baby Talk


Something curious we noticed while covering fashion week was the sudden widespread use of the term “puppytooth” to describe micro-houndstooth checks.

It was a little off-putting at first. But then it got us thinking about what would happen if we started giving diminutives to other fabrics and patterns that could be shrunk. And it opened a Pandora’s box of menswear baby talk, but a few ideas actually stuck...

In fact, don’t be surprised next season, when you hear designers breaking into the following menswear baby talk:

Herringbone: Guppybone

Donegal Tweed: Donny-boy Tweed

Prince of Wales Check: Royal Baby of Wales Check

Madras: Miffed-ras

Cashmere: Changemere

  • Kempt Staff