Scotland was an important influence of our COO’s Bruce Andrews, as his grandfather’s study on the Isle of Skye served as a beacon of refined design.

A Connection to Scotland

For this reason, we’ve featured a number of companies who hail from or subjects that relate to Scotland. Case in point is Kinloch Anderson and their Highland dress and tartans. This brand doesn’t take its tagline, “Inspiration from Heritage,” lightly, as the tartans it sells hold meaning stretching back into the mists of time, particularly for generations of families who proudly wore the patterns as badges of honor. We never tire of teasing our COO, Bruce Andrews Macdonald, that there are dozens of MacDonald tartans in the mix—weaves that range from the MacDonald of the Isles Hunting Modern plaid to the MacDonald Lord of the Isles Ancient Hunting plaid. Fortunately, he takes it in stride so no heads have rolled of late!

Kinloch Anderson’s haberdashery is traditional as plaid comes so we thought it would be fun to juxtapose their wares with the edgy riffs on plaids that have been hitting the runways during the Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear, some of them Scotland stand-outs like Pringle of Scotland.