Paraphrasing from a Wiki article…the argyle pattern is made up of a pattern of diamonds and is derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland. This type of patterning was traditionally used for kilts and patterned socks since the 17th century. Argyle knitwear became fashionable in England and then the USA after the First World War. Pringle of Scotland popularized the design, helped by its identification with the Duke of Windsor. Pringle's website says that "the iconic Pringle argyle design was developed" in the 1920s. The duke, like others, used this pattern for golf clothing: both for jerseys and for the long socks needed for the plus-fours trouser fashion of the day. Today, the argyle is back in high fashion, with the trending of preppy & classic British clothing that has become in vogue.
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