Gun Club Check

One of several variations on plaid, gun club check is a fabric pattern of crisscrossed checks, traditionally in four colors: black, red-brown, light gold, and pine green. Alternating colors of twilled bands run in one direction, while intersecting with either a duplicate pattern of intersecting bands, or a single-color twilled band repeated in a single direction. The checks are typically even and thick, making the diagonal twill pattern visible. Originating in western Scotland, where it was known as a district check, the motif was ultimately embraced by the American Gun Club in 1874, hence the name. It is now common to find gun club check in just two colors, such as brown and blue.


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