Plaid Gone Bad!  Terrible Tartan!

 

There really is a limit ... who knew?

Playboy 1970

Playboy 1970

Granted, everything in the 70's is a questionable, but is this really thoughtful juxtaposition of elements?

Gucci 2017 Resort

Gucci 2017 Resort

This constitutes tartan abuse, or cat abuse, or eye abuse, or something.

Time for Tartan Tea

Time for Tartan Tea

The stuff of nightmares

Genealogy fail

Genealogy fail

For those who can't make a decision on their tartan selection

"Even if you're color-blind ..."

"Even if you're color-blind ..."

Uh ... did they pay someone to come up with this copy?

When you've been very naughty for Christmas

Mix and Match!

Mix and Match!

Let's see, never wear horizontal stripes, or is it vertical stripes ... oh, forget it.

Sad Plaid

Sad Plaid

All the embarrassment of spandex, day-glo colors, and having your dog friends see you

Don't Upholster When Drunk

Don't Upholster When Drunk

Not sure the force was with him.

Not sure the force was with him.

Real baaaaaad!

Real baaaaaad!

Scottish prom night?

Scottish prom night?

Prom Plaid Fail

Prom Plaid Fail

Well, you have to give points for finding plaid colors to match both her dress and the wall decor.

Bad plaid in Japan

Bad plaid in Japan

Interior Desecration of the 1970s

Interior Desecration of the 1970s

James Lileks: "Sweet Smoking Jesus, what was the matter with these people? It appears that they not only wrapped every door and chair in a blazing plaid, they wrapped the mirrors and pictures as well. There are only two possibilities: A. This is actually the room in hell reserved for Corbusier B. This was a vengeful wife’s idea of punishing her stupid, tasteless husband. “Do what you want,” he said, “as long as it’s plaid. I like plaid. A good red plaid is a solid investment.”

Pyschedelic Plaid (for Druids)

Pyschedelic Plaid (for Druids)

Measure twice, cut once

Measure twice, cut once

Clown and Plaid Fashion Emergency

Clown and Plaid Fashion Emergency

Not funny, clowns! A violation of the first order. And take off those red noses!

Prom Night

Prom Night

Guess those mushrooms were involved

We all match!

We all match!

And what is the playboy bunny doing behind the ... plane?

The Bay City Rollers

The Bay City Rollers

Enough said

Haute Horreur

Haute Horreur

Clan Stewart meets a vegetable spiralizer

No More Beige!

No More Beige!

Someone in the 1970's decided that they were really, really, sick of all those neutral colors. Note: they stopped just in time ... it would have been tacky to do the walls too.

Plaid and Paisley together, really?

Plaid and Paisley together, really?

This must violate some natural law or city ordinance.

1970s Sears Roebuck offering

1970s Sears Roebuck offering

You just couldn't win in the 1970s, could you?

Street platform plaid

Street platform plaid

When you can't be bothered to sew

When you can't be bothered to sew

Clan Anderson falls into the garbage disposal

Don't make these shoes mad!

Don't make these shoes mad!

Christian Louboutin Rollerboy Spike Plaid - Oh sure, it looks fashionable now ...

Kilted Rubber Chicken

Kilted Rubber Chicken

Mr. T, Hulk Hogan, and a kilted rubber chicken. Too many things wrong in this photo to comment.

Bad branding idea ...

Bad branding idea ...

I'm sure this can be bought duty-free. The thistles add a touch of elegance though, don't they?

Chamber music, anyone?

Chamber music, anyone?

Seattle grunge plaid on the runway

Tin Man Chic

Tin Man Chic

Somebody's off to see the wizard ... if you know what I mean ...

Tin Man discovers Madras

Tin Man discovers Madras

What the Tin Man wore to his Scottish boarding school

Need a holiday outfit in a hurry?

Need a holiday outfit in a hurry?

What to do with your leftover holiday plaid ribbon

Bad Argyle

Bad Argyle

Please don't rescue any more rabbits!

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