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October 5, 2012 is the second annual Plaidurday, a day to celebrate the joys of plaid. What a great idea!

This brilliance is thanks to plaid-admirer Bugsy Sailor. Mr. Sailor decided in 2010 that it was time the world pay homage to the crossbarred pattern. All it takes is the wearin’ of the plaid.

Plaid is a Gaelic word for blanket.  There are four basic types of plaids – Tartan,  Glen, Buffalo Check, and Madras. Tartan plaid patterns originated in Scotland and are connected with the various clans of the country. Queen Victoria’s affection for all things Scottish, including plaids, popularized the fabric and our fascination continues.

My mother is a big fan of plaid and she would dress me in plaid jumpers when I was a child. That stuck and I’ve been attracted ever since.

As long as it’s cool enough that day, I’m going to sport my new favorite plaid (American made) Pendleton jacket. In various shades of green, this jacket fits perfectly (rare for my petite frame) and looks like a well-kept vintage piece.

Join in and sport your best plaid for Plaidurday.

Want more information? Check out the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/plaidurday

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