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100 Rad Plaids

From Dapper Bowties to Fashion Teddy Bears, Plaid Isn't Just For School Girls

— November 25, 2011 — Fashion
Plaid isn't just for schoolgirls and Scotsman anymore. The classic pattern is a fashion staple that will never go out of style, constantly reappearing in the latest fashion editorials, clothing designs and accessories.

The versatile pattern is timeless and dynamic in its ability to be either quietly simple or loud and out of the box. A staple for top companies like Burberry, the checked pattern is unforgettable and full of class.

From dapper menswear to eclectic graphic tees, tartan prints are transforming street wear clothing and accessories. While some companies are even using the print in their packaging designs, others are using its graphic elements and simplicity as an inspiration for art and industrial design pieces. Moreover, the pattern has been spotted on building facades aiming to beautify and get them noticed.

Whether classically dapper or streetwear chic, plaid is a classic that will never go out of style.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Plaid Print Art
Plaid Print Art
Justin Belmont's 'Plaid Please' Collection Features Digitally Painted Photos
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99
Plaidtastic Fashion Teddies
Plaidtastic Fashion Teddies
CHOCOOLATE 5th Anniversary Bearbrick Celebrates Another Great Year
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98
Cozy Plaid Kicks
Cozy Plaid Kicks
These Cute Shoes from KEEP will Keep Your Feet Warm for Winter
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97
Paul Bunyan Mancessories
Paul Bunyan Mancessories
Lumberjack Shirt Cufflinks are for Classy Outdoorsmen
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96
Eclectically Printed Snowsuits
Eclectically Printed Snowsuits
Syed Munawir Snaps Bold Styles for Collezioni Sport & Street
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95
Preppy Plaid Apparel
Preppy Plaid Apparel
Penfield SS 2011 Collection Brings Lightweight Outerwear for the Season
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94
Freakishly Frayed Vests
Freakishly Frayed Vests
The Dr. Romanelli Fringe Vest is Complete with Plaid and Leather Tassels
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93
Dazzling Downpour Ads
Dazzling Downpour Ads
Burberry April Showers 2011 Campaign Gets Rained In
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92
Tartan High-Tops
Tartan High-Tops
Nonnative Dweller Trainers Get a Preppy Makeover in an All-Over Plaid Print
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91
Shredded High Tops
Shredded High Tops
The Trussardi 1911 Fall/Winter 2010 Collection is Fashionably Distressed
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90
Hand-Tailored Ties
Hand-Tailored Ties
The Fig 'Threads for Threads' Program Provides Uniforms for African Kids
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89
Minimalist Japanese Menswear
Minimalist Japanese Menswear
The Head Porter Plus SS 2011 Collection is Based on Simplicity
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88
Playful Printed Menswear
Playful Printed Menswear
Thom Browne SS11 Editorial Shows Off Vibrant Suits With Plaid & Stripes
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87
Sci-Fi Archival Plaid
Sci-Fi Archival Plaid
A Mix of the Future and the Past at Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2010
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86
Blinged Lumberjack Apparel
Blinged Lumberjack Apparel
The Stud Tartan Shirt by Riccardo Tisci
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85
Bold Box-Shaped Fashions
Bold Box-Shaped Fashions
The Raf Simons 2012 Spring/Summer Line Features Contemporary Looks
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84
Woodsman Couture
Woodsman Couture
The Burkman Bros Fall/Winter 2010 Collection Goes into the Wild
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83
Pretty Plaid Packaging
Pretty Plaid Packaging
Camille Brunelle Fudge Packages Inspired by Friendly Canadian Culture
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82
Commerative Rock Album Kicks
Commerative Rock Album Kicks
Pearl Jam x Vans Classics Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 'Ten'
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81
Picnic Plaid Ponchos
Picnic Plaid Ponchos
The Visvim FW11 Accessories Line Boasts Stylish Cold Weather Essentials
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80
Sporty Patchwork Fashion
Sporty Patchwork Fashion
The Louis Vuitton 2012 Spring Line Boasts Textures & Preppy Ensembles
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79
Urban Japanese Wear
Urban Japanese Wear
The URSUS Bape SS 2011 Collection Expands on the Brand's Empire
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78
Plaidtastic Eco Footwear
Plaidtastic Eco Footwear
FYE Footwear Won't Harm our Earth
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77
Plaidtastic Travel Packs
Plaidtastic Travel Packs
Travel with the Stylish Head Porter Plus Luggage Collection
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76
Rebel Dapper Mancessories
Rebel Dapper Mancessories
The Skull Tartan Bow Tie is Suave with an Attitude
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75
Tartan Messenger Bags
Tartan Messenger Bags
The Kibber Highlander is for Hip College Students
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74
Picturesque Plaid Paintings
Picturesque Plaid Paintings
Hank Schmidt in der Beek Creates Pretty Pictures
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73
Comfy Plaid Camera Covers
Comfy Plaid Camera Covers
The Pixbag Will Keep Your SLRs Cozy and Protected
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72
Funky Plaid Fashion
Funky Plaid Fashion
The agi&sam SS12 Collection is Inspired by Tabasco, Tequila and Tomatoes
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71
Bad-Boy Biker Attire
Bad-Boy Biker Attire
The Calee FW11 Collection for Men Hits the City Streets in Rudo Magazine
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70
Misty Menswear Lookbooks
Misty Menswear Lookbooks
Orri Henrisson 2011 Fall/Winter Line Showcases Versatile Snowy Fashion
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69
Clashtastic Plaid Shirts
Clashtastic Plaid Shirts
Trainerspotter Button-Downs Are a Mishmosh of Tartan Patterns
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68
Princely Posh Fashion
Princely Posh Fashion
The PRESENT 2011 Summer Lookbook Boasts Plaids, Pasilsey & Backyard Gardens
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67
Casual Friday Fashion
Casual Friday Fashion
The Engineered Garments Spring 2010 Collection Brings Some Fun to Work
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66
Eerily Edgy Editorials
Eerily Edgy Editorials
The Qvest 'Man The Behind the Mask' Series is Both Spooky & Avant-Garde
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65
Hip Victorian Fashion
Hip Victorian Fashion
The Suzanne Rae Fall Winter 2011 Collection Mixes Modern and Classic Styles
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64
Are Fashion Designers Collaborating?
Are Fashion Designers Collaborating?
Paris Fashion Week Originals
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63
Overwhelmingly Tartan Looks
Overwhelmingly Tartan Looks
The Sonia Rykiel Fall 2011 Collection is Mad for Plaid
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62
Oversized Plaid Knapsacks
Oversized Plaid Knapsacks
Be the Hippest Kid in the Hallway with the Tartan Blanket Backpack
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61
Pattern-Clashing Spring Fashion
Pattern-Clashing Spring Fashion
Glamour Germany May 2011 Editorial Shows Vibrant, Motley Outfits
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60
Ivy League Tartans
Ivy League Tartans
Cornell Trademarks Print in Plaid-Happy Scotland
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59
Prolific Pop Artist Shirts
Prolific Pop Artist Shirts
The United Arrows 55 DSL Artist Tee Series is Hot and Hip
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58
Perfectly Pleasurable Plaids
Perfectly Pleasurable Plaids
The New ISAIA Collection is Rich in Tradition
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57
Fashionably Plaid Vehicles
Fashionably Plaid Vehicles
This Burberry-Clad Bentley is Sure to Please Fashionistas
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56
Kooky Colorful Fashions
Kooky Colorful Fashions
The Louise Gray Fall 2011 Collection is Funky Fun
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55
Mad for Plaid Collections
Mad for Plaid Collections
The See by Chloe Resort 2012 Collection is Full of Prints and Patterns
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54
Neon Plaid Kicks
Neon Plaid Kicks
The New Balance 574 Sneakers Cram in More Color Than a Pack of Skittles
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53
Nose-High Collars
Nose-High Collars
The Original Fake Fall/Winter 2010 Collection
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52
Check-Covered Minidresses
Check-Covered Minidresses
Schoolgirl Glam Rocks in Pollini Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Line
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51
Plaid Bubble Dresses
Plaid Bubble Dresses
Jessica Alba Wears Tartan Minidress to London Premiere
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50
Preppy Plaid Suits
Preppy Plaid Suits
The Tomorrowland Spring 2010 Lookbook Features Fresh Fashions
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49
Paint-Box Plaid Apparel
Paint-Box Plaid Apparel
The Libertine Fall 2011 Show Brings Graphic Plaid to the Runway
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48
Branded Exterior Paint
Branded Exterior Paint
The Norway House Has a Burberry Paint Job
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47
Plaid Biker Jackets
Plaid Biker Jackets
Creative and Classic Outwear for Raf by Raf Simons F/W 2010
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46
Vintage Varsity Shoots
Vintage Varsity Shoots
'An Education' by DAVEYiPhoto for Creem Magazine is Awesomely Academic
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45
Reversible Bow Ties
Reversible Bow Ties
The Brooklyn Circus Goes Geeky Chic With Flannel & Velour
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44
Plaid Makeup
Plaid Makeup
The MAC 'Tartan Tale' Line of Kilt-Inspired Cosmetics
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43
Plaid-Loving Blogs
Plaid-Loving Blogs
'F*ck Yeah Boys in Plaid!' Collects Tartan-Clad Hipsters for You to Ogle
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42
Studded Plaid Menswear
Studded Plaid Menswear
The Riccardo Tisci 'Heavy Luster' Editorial for Givenchy
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41
Draping Hipster Fashion
Draping Hipster Fashion
The MIHARAYASUHIRO 2012 Spring Line Boasts Peculiar Prints & Loose Looks
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40
Cadillac Couture
Cadillac Couture
Have Fun in the Sun with the 7 Diamonds Summer 2011 Collection
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39
Nifty Retro Neckties
Nifty Retro Neckties
General Knot & Co Gives Men Some Sweet Vintage Accessories
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38
Leather Pocket Wallets
Leather Pocket Wallets
Makr Wallets
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37
Mod Mennonite Lookbooks
Mod Mennonite Lookbooks
The Frankie Morello Pre-FW11 Line is Contemporary Country
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36
Cool Wool Wallets
Cool Wool Wallets
Plaid Billfold Stands Out in New Head Porter Lesson Collection
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35
Preppy Checkered Menswear
Preppy Checkered Menswear
The APC Madras Collection Follows a Specific Pattern
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34
Multi-Plaid Fashion
Multi-Plaid Fashion
The Versus Spring 2011 Collection Loves to Mix Prints
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33
English Schoolboy Ensembles
English Schoolboy Ensembles
The Mackintosh Philosophy FW11 Offers Crisp and Tailored Fashion
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32
London Fashion Week Trends
London Fashion Week Trends
Blues, Plaids, Mad Max
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31
Male Pin-Up Makeup
Male Pin-Up Makeup
'Ta Taa Tartan' in Blend Magazine #2 Adds Moles & Red Lipstick
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30
Playful Plaid Seating
Playful Plaid Seating
This Colorful Raw Edges Bench Boasts a Pretty Pattern for Bench 10
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29
Plaid Pattern Cakes
Plaid Pattern Cakes
The Isaac Mizrahi Cheesecake and Cookies for QVC
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28
Tartan and Checker Fashion
Tartan and Checker Fashion
Stars Like Patricia Arquette Make Plaid Look Rad
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Bizarre Fall Footwear for Men
Bizarre Fall Footwear for Men
From Fish-Flops to Tartan Plaid
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Slick Plaid Suits
Slick Plaid Suits
Gucci Menswear Spring 2011 is Full of Smart & Polished Pieces
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25
Bizarre Bowties
Bizarre Bowties
J-Press Madras Bowties Rock the Plaid Fad
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Weezerific Hipster Fashion
Weezerific Hipster Fashion
The Good Ol' & Co Spring 2010 Line Keeps it Real... Nerdy
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23
Grungy Woodland Photography
Grungy Woodland Photography
The 'Black Hole Sun' Spread by Photographer Maria Karras
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22
Fashionista Gadget Sleeves
Fashionista Gadget Sleeves
The Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Miss Marc' 3D Laptop Case
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21
Neck Scarves, Plaid & Page Boy Caps
Neck Scarves, Plaid & Page Boy Caps
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2008
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Colorful Hipster Plaid Wear
Colorful Hipster Plaid Wear
Nudie Jeans SS 2011 Shirts Offer Stylish Flair for Spring & Summer
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19
Pixelated Rainbow Kicks
Pixelated Rainbow Kicks
The Nike Air Superfly Woven Make Walking Vibrant
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18
Laid Back Couture
Laid Back Couture
The Elizabeth and James Spring 2010 Lookbook Dons a Laissez-Faire Attitude
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Hip Outerwear Portraits
Hip Outerwear Portraits
The DURKL 2011 Spring Collection Prepares for Cold Spring Nights
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16
Casually Dapper Collections
Casually Dapper Collections
The Club Monaco Fall 2010 Line is All About Thigh-High Socks
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15
Sophisticated School Girl Fashion
Sophisticated School Girl Fashion
The Miu Miu Fall 2010 Ad Campaign Features Stylish Look-Alikes
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14
Plaid Heart Dresses
Plaid Heart Dresses
It's All About Tartan at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2010 Show
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13
Pajama Party Lookbooks
Pajama Party Lookbooks
Fun-Loving Looks From the American Eagle Holiday 2010 Collection
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12
Dapper Old-School Fashions
Dapper Old-School Fashions
The Paul Smith GQ Japan Shoot Revisits Classic Menswear
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11
Urban Hipster Fashion
Urban Hipster Fashion
Anything Goes with the aNYthing 2010 Spring Line
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10
Summer Hipster Fashion
Summer Hipster Fashion
Gregory Harris Shoots a 'Prepster in the Sun' for ModeMan
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9
Plaid Prophylactic Packaging
Plaid Prophylactic Packaging
Sir Richard's Condoms Have Stylish Covers
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8
Nordic-Inspired Fashion
Nordic-Inspired Fashion
HANSEN Garments Spring 2011 Pays Homage to Scandinavian Culture
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7
Gaelic Loincloths
Gaelic Loincloths
Show Off Your Scottish Pride with the Greg Homme Kilt Thong
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6
Mod British Editorials
Mod British Editorials
Elle France's 'A Tous Carreaux' Shoot Stars Anabel Van Toledo
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5
Male Archetype Trends
Male Archetype Trends
The Urban-Woodsman Has Its Own Guide Now
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4
Hipster Road Trip Style
Hipster Road Trip Style
The Insight Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook Features Adventurous Styles
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3
Girlish Grunge Fashiontography
Girlish Grunge Fashiontography
The Young-Love Teen Vogue Editorial 'Finding Nirvana'
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2
Minimalist Menswear Lookbooks
Minimalist Menswear Lookbooks
Uniqlo Fall 2011 Collection Shows That Simple Can Be Better
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1
Animal Mugshot Lookbooks
Animal Mugshot Lookbooks
Pierrepont Hicks FW 2011 Uses Promotional Tools in an Unconventional Way
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