Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Plaid vs. Tartan

So, what's the difference between tartan and plaid anyway?

First, let's define.

Plaid: plaid is a material; a pleated cloth often made into a kilt, and can be made of tartan.
Tartan: a pattern of criss-crossing horizontal and vertical stripes in multiple colors.

Confusion continues. In North America, tartan and plaid are used simultaneously, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder or a blanket.

So..bottom line-plaid is the material or fabric, tartan is the pattern. I get it...

Bottom line, I love tartan. That is obvious from here, and here, and I also like houndstooth..which is off topic but who cares.

Apologies for lack of blogging yesterday. Work/life can get in the way of e-life rude!
Some tartan around town..
So obviously, tartan is a PATTERN, as evidenced by the sparkly top above..


  1. Good to know, and I'll tell you that I'll take either one! XX!

  2. love it. many many thanks!!! pretty plartan!!


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