Check shirt? Yes, she is always fashionable in all forms of tiles! This motif has crossed the times and even under the vintage label, it has pleased and pleases even more today!
Plaid shirt: why this motif seems eternal?
Scottish tartan expressing a membership of a particular clan with the discreet pattern, the elegant and chic models that exist today, we saw and knew tiles! And although still today we imagine the typical American shirt as soon as we are told “plaid shirt”, we assure you that there is such a style and such elegance in some plaid patterns that it is hard to believe his eyes. Stay with us to convince yourself!
Plaid shirt: Celtic origins!
What is tartan and why do we talk about tartan first? First, the tartan is a pattern of horizontal and vertical stripes of different perpendicular colors. The Scottish plaid is the woven Scottish wool fabric where we find the tartan in its authentic appearance. The plaid shirt has Celtic origins! We have already mentioned the affiliation to the family clans and the uniqueness of this motif among the Scots. Being a symbol of Scottish culture, the wearing of tartan was even forbidden at a given time by the English but the Scottish prince Charles Edward Stuart did not really obey.
Check shirt and her arrival in the United States where she finally becomes an icon
Why then when we talk about plaid shirt, we imagine immediately a typical American shirt. Well, because the shirt crossed the Atlantic Ocean to end up in the United States. We all know that Americans have the gift of making good use of everything that can be used.
The probable trade link between Scotland and England
It is said that a Scotsman arrived in Montana and traded his Amerindian tartan stuff for buffalo skins. At the same time, John Rich, son of an English wool carder, moved to the East Coast in the United States to found the Woolrich Woolen Mills wool factory.
It produces woolen clothing for pioneers, loggers and American farmers who have to fight the extreme weather in the United States. At one point, he proposes a red and black plaid shirt model named Buffalo. This name would have been given to him because John Rich raised the parallel of the buffaloes in Montana, it seems. In any case, this shirt in red and black is a huge success in the United States. This “red plaid shirt” would have given rise to the immense success of the plaid shirt, which has become an icon even there.
Check shirt for all!
The checkered shirt appears in the comic strip to introduce the lifestyle of Americans. And the pub is launched now! The wool company Pendleton decided from then on to create such shirts but a more sporty style. Thus, the checkered shirt is not intended only for loggers, farmers or workers in general, but for all!
Towards the end of the 1940s, female models were also created. Later, in the sixties, the members of the American group Beach boys wear a model of the mark Pendleton on the cover of one of their albums, Surfer girl. Towards the end of the seventies, the American series Sheriff, make me afraid, dress the sexy Daisy of such a shirt.
… really for everyone!
Then, who does not remember the television series The Little House in the Meadow where all the characters, even the three girls wear plaid clothes? In the eighties, in the series A funny family, the characters also dress in checkered shirts. Finally, in the nineties, Kurt Cobain himself, the singer of Nirvana, imposed the plaid shirt as a dress code. And this not only among fans of grunge, a musical style and a real way of life, but among young people in general.
The tartan seems eternal!
This Scottish stuff is over two hundred years old and not only is it not dead but it has not aged! Long live the tartan! The last twenty years, we can say that it has even rejuvenated. Appeared on the catwalks of the greatest couturiers, in all shapes, sizes and colors, he knows how to boast and please.
Check shirt and mass retail
Major brands in the textile industry now offer variants of the check shirt and checkered clothing of all kinds. The material is no longer just wool, the colors are varied. We move away from the Scottish stuff but the originality is in full swing. Women and men benefit. The pattern comes and goes without disappearing. Everyone finds something, from great fashion designers to children on the street.
Through the women, one of the biggest consumers of plaid clothing. They find there simplicity and elegance! The simpler the pattern of color combinations, the more unmistakable elegance.
Is the plaid shirt now associated with a new generation of young people?
Do we associate the wearing of checked shirts with the new geniuses of the planet, the hipsters? Who are they already? At that time, when the word had a meaning for the first time, the hispsters were the whites who loved jazz, drugs, and the way of life of the jazz era. Today, this word has a whole other meaning. They are hip young people who do not care about anything conventional. The only resemblance to yesteryear is perhaps the typical cool attitude for both generations hipsters.
So, hipsters check shirts? And yes, today’s hipsters tend to take up the motive. They like to wear shirts of this kind. But second-hand clothes do not make the identity card! To be hipster, you need more than that! You must be 18-25 years old at most, beard at least three days and have a look retro-shifted! Well, it still takes to be qualified as hipster but we will come back later … in another article maybe!
Checked shirt and movie stars or known singers
These people are people who dress in fashion but they are at the same time like everyone else. In the street, on vacation, they are like everyone else. If there are plaid clothes for everyone, there is something for them too. We have already seen in the magazines people several actors or singers walk with their families in jeans and plaid shirt.
Other checked clothes: scarves …
You know that the scarf is one of the most common accessories that almost everyone has and wears especially in winter but also in autumn and spring. Having the plaid pattern on his scarf is good because the multicolored tiles bring a lively touch to an outfit not very rich in colors.
Other checked clothes: skirts
Checkered skirts have always been in fashion. Skirt wearing Scottish tartan was extremely modern during the eighties. Today, we prefer monochrome or two-tone check skirts. Simplicity and sobriety often rhyme with elegance.
The cut of plaid skirts has also changed since the Scottish tartan is no longer the only plaid pattern that exists. Before the Scottish tartan wore on pleated skirts. Today, the skirt has various cuts: mini-skirts, long skirts, etc.
Other checked clothes: coats
Checked coats are so chic, so elegant! The black and white tiles are obviously the most elegant pattern that exists. Then, there are tiles in beige, black and white as the Burberry brand offers.
Check shirt type dress
The pattern in red and black always pleases. It is a combination of colors that will always please because it is very symbolic. We’ve already told you the story of the red plaid shirt , so it’s only natural that if this shirt in red and black has pleased so many people before, it would please a lot of people today too.
The tiles are of very different types. The variety in the colors is immense. Originality knows no bounds. The realization, that is to say that the application of ideas related to color combinations knows no limits either. Checked clothing can be of any style. From checkered shirts, old and vintage, to skirts, dresses and suits to finally arrive to ponchos, jackets, raincoats, coats, etc. : from sporty and casual style to elegant haute couture style …
Still some pictures of coats of pure elegance