This is actually a tricky little pattern.
Turns out plaid is actually the fabric and that the pattern is called tartan.
The term ‘Plaid’ is only used to describe the pattern in North America where as a tartan is defined by any pattern containing stripes of varying widths and colours crossed at right angles against a solid background.
It wouldnt surprise you of course that the pattern originated in Scotland where it was used to define different scottish clans. How cool is that? Imagine having a suit, or in this case a ‘man skirt’ made to a fabric unique to your family? Sweeeet!
Clearly the pattern has moved on from blankets and kilts where it originated and is found in every aspect of mens fashion, here are a few.
Okay. Stay fancy.