Plaids Play Part in Post-Punk Fashions

Tartan plaid

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With a long and rich history, plaids have been a staple in the clothing industry for centuries, at least in Scotland. However, nowadays everyone is getting into plaid, be it through jackets, shoes, scarves or any other item of fashionable clothing or accessories, and the style is one that seems like it will never go away. And, for once, I'm okay with that. 


Ever since Queen Victoria made plaid a part of fashion, draping checked fabrics over herself and over the furnishing of the newly acquired Balmoral Castle, the British royal family has continued to treat tartan as a fashion extra.

Just days before her pregnancy was announced, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the Black Watch tartan fitted coat designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen during a visit to her alma mater. Prince William and his bride are not only alumni of St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, they also have the titles of Earl and Countess of Strathearn. Read More

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