Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Taking on Tattersall

Over the last two centuries since its inception as a pattern for horse blankets at Tattersall's London horse market around 1766, tattersall has grown to be a classic shirting pattern. The pattern traditionally consists of evenly spaced and alternating thin, vertical warp stripes, repeated horizontally in the weft. This is not to be confused with gingham or plaid.

For some time now, I've wanted a patch tattersall shirt. Just like a patch madras shirt, it embodies the preppy twist on traditional style I love to pursue. When someone sees you wearing patch tattersall, they have to take a second glance to make sure they've not gone color blind.

Here's my newest acquisition - a Macy's clearance bargain.

A patch job

Close up

And now, featuring a few fine fellows in traditional tattersall.

Tattersall, English country style

Tattersall, modern dandy style

Tattersall, summer casual style

Photos: courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren

1 comment:

  1. I had never seen a patch tattersal before. Can'y wait to see it in action.