A is For Argyle

The argyle (occasionally argyll) pattern is one containing diamonds in a diagonal checkerboard arrangement. The word is sometimes used to refer to an individual diamond in the design but more commonly refers to the overall pattern. Most argyle layouts contain layers of overlapping motifs, adding a sense of three-dimensionality, movement, and texture. The over-lapped argyle design is claimed to be the oldest known attempt at three dimensional spacing in history.
The argyle pattern is said to have been derived from the
tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland. It has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last few years, due to its adoption by Stuart Stockdale in collections produced by luxury clothing manufacturer, Pringle of Scotland.
As a
knitting pattern, argyle is generally accomplished using the intarsia technique. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyle

You will come to know that I love most things J.Crew, I especially love their argyle pieces year after year (I even own a few). Great color combinations and fabrics.
This Gap sweater looks cozy and is subtle enough for those not very daring in the bold prints, patterns and colors department (perhaps someone like my dear friend Mrs. Reynolds).
And these socks just look just as cozy. Gap socks are my favorite. Such cute patterns, even if no one ever sees them.
I think this outfit from J. Crew is h.o.t. Or maybe its just the guy....
Argyle cufflinks - how great! This pair is from Barneys New York
This simple and not OTT (over the top) t-shirt from Urban Outfitters would be cute on a guy who is not uber preppy.

How darling is this little boy's sweater?! Look at the elbow patches - too cute!
And what an adorable little dress

Both from J. Crew Crewcuts
I thought this onsie from Nordstrom was cute, as well as funny.

I have a little friend named Waldo who would look oh so adorable in this little sweater and/or collar from Old Navy

1 comment:

Suzannah Harvey said...

Dear Lindsey,

Please be advised that the Creative Director of Pringle of Scotland is Clare Waight Keller. Stuart Stockdale left the company in 2004.

kind regards,

Suzannah Harvey
Pringle of Scotland
PR & Marketing Manager