Buffalo Plaid is back!
The trend that truly never left.
Around 1850 a designer at the Woolrich Mill in Pennsylvania created a plaid like the traditional Scottish Tartan called Rob Roy (Or Old MacGregor). The Scottish Tartan had been around since 1700 or earlier and had probably found it’s way to America about 50 years earlier.
The Woolrich designer named it Buffalo Plaid – after the herd of Buffalo he had on his ranch. The Woolrich Company used the Wool Buffalo Plaid Fabric to create the first ready-made garment they offered and they have never stopped selling it.