Plaid came into limelight back in the 17th century as a signature in Scottish society. It was actually a symbol for rebellion against England due to which it was banned for like four decades! (37 years to be precise) And wearing plaid after the Scottish rebellion in 1746 was forbidden!
Well, only after the ban was lifted, the print started to get more attention and become more popular.
So here we are.. with one of an evergreen print.. which undoubtedly has come a very long way! And looks like it’s certainly going to stay for no less then equally long period.
The market gets flooded with plaid print specially during the autumn/winter season. And if you want to know the reason – it’s because plaid was initially manufactured as Tartan, which was a woolen cloth variety. And people wore it during the colder months – so the notion still exists!
If you ask me, I love long coats with plaid print. They are so timeless, so classic! And plaid shirts similarly like denim have become a universal item of clothing – and why not, it is so versatile, it can be worn with typically everything in your closet! So just go on, and try it..
Hmphh.. So that’s all about plaid I know of!