Sunday, November 2, 2014

Did You Know?- Houndstooth

Everybody was hooking into Houndstooth print by fall 2013. I also got interested in this print. Got myself a travel pouch with a variation of houndstooth print. I really wanted to know its origin as a print.

Did you know its origin is said to be in 1800's in Scotland? Originally worn in Scotland by Shepherds as an outer garment of woven woolen cloth, it was also referred to as Shepherd's Checks.
Although the exact time the print was created is not know, the use of the term Houndstooth was recorded by Merriam-Webster in 1936. The print was popular in the upper class in 1930s as it reflected their class status.
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It has been reappearing almost every decade ever since. A very interesting print which adds an exciting eye-movement in a garment.

Until next time,


  1. Houndstooth print is evergreen and as timeless as plaid or stripes - love it! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

    1. So true, its a timeless print. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. It definitely pops up every 4 years, I bought my first piece back in 2005! :)

    Tara x

  3. I am also in love with this print.

    P.S. your blog is pretty cool!


    Bong's Belleza

    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog! I am really glad you find it cool! :)


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