Gingham – Know your patterns

Know your pattern- ginghamThis is my favourite pattern.

In fact given the amount of times I’ve worn it, it’s surprising I took so long to do this post.

Gingham originates from Malaysia, where it was actually a striped pattern rather than a check. The check pattern of todays gingham started being produced around the the mid 18th Century in England.

Interesting thing about gingham…well, kinda interesting as far as patterns go, is that it has no right or wrong side. Oooooooo…Yep, you read it here first (unless you’ve also been on to wikepedia)

Made famous by the mods since the 60’s, it’s still the go to shirt pattern for everything indie and hipster now days.

Like most patterns though, its use is not limited to just shirts, as we can see below.

Okay. Stay fancy.



  1. I love this, I need to find some gingham socks.

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