Tattersall describes a check or plaid pattern woven into cloth. The pattern is composed of regularly-spaced thin, even vertical warp stripes, repeated horizontally in the weft, thereby forming squares.
The stripes are usually in two alternating colours, generally darker on a light ground. The cloth pattern takes its name from Tattersall's horse market, which was started in London in 1766. During the 18th century at Tattersall's horse market blankets with this checked pattern were sold for use on horses.
Today tattersall is a common pattern, often woven in cotton, particularly in flannel, used for shirts or waistcoats. Tattersall shirts, along with gingham, are often worn in country attire, for example in combination with tweed suits and jackets. Traditional vests of this cloth are often used by horseback riders in formal riding attire, and adorned with a stock tie.
- British country clothing
- [http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=FutureGlobal:Museum The Museum at FIT], Fashion Institute of Technology (2006). "The Tailor's Art, Menswear Fabrics – a Glossary, 'Tattersall'". Retrieved 2017-08-14.
- Flusser, Alan (1985). Clothes and the Man: the Principles of Fine Men's Dress. New York City: Villard Books. p. 204. ISBN 0-394-54623-7. OCLC 12053083.
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A representation of the Maclachlan hunting tartan. This tartan is the oldest tartan to bear the name MacLachlan. This tartan is referred to as the Old MacLachlan, MacLachlan, and Hunting MacLachlan. This sett was first published in Old & Rare Scottish Tartans by D. W. Stewart in 1893.
Thread count: Y6, W4, Bk32, G32, Y6, W4, R48.
Sources: MacLachlan Clan Tartan WR1710 MacLachlan Hunting Tartan
Image of cotton fabric