It’s Autumn! How’s your plaid-itude? We’re mad for plaid at SuspenderStore. Trendy plaid suspenders offer a new way to wear this time honored Fall pattern and take plaid from the realm of lumberjack attire to the modern looks of the fashion forward.
The classic crisscross of plaid never seems to go out of style. With so many color combinations, this pattern makes for a lovely accent for bold, dominant colors, and vice versa. Its rich history is rooted in Scotland, where the full-plaid tartan fabric is the foundation of the highland dress uniform. The pattern of broad, bold stripes crossed with thin stripes of black, white, and other colors has come to be known as “tartan” for this reason.
There are several other styles of plaid as well. Tattersall is a small-checked design found most commonly on dress shirts, while windowpane check features larger squares. Madras resembles a tartan pattern, but with bright, summery colors associated with a “preppy” look. Gingham’s stripes weave in and out of one another — think the pattern of a picnic blanket or Dorothy’s famous blue dress from The Wizard of Oz. Argyle is like plaid simplified and turned on it’s side and, like plaid, is a classic Fall look. Finally, the tight, thin, woven twill alternating stripes of glen plaid often come in muted, neutral colors, but PeeWee Herman wears a glen plaid suit, so don’t let words like “muted” make you feel boring!
Pair any number of plaid patterns with a solid-color shirt to make a statement — plaid isn’t just for bagpipers! You’ll impress grandpa with your sense of timeless fashion, as well as your artsy aunt for your attention to style detail. Reverse this look, too! Pick a color from one stripe of your plaid shirt, skirt or pants (stick to the pattern on the top or bottom — not both!) and opt for suspenders as an accent color.