A Short History
Argyle is an incredibly familiar pattern that is most seen in the massively popular Argyle jumpers and Argyle socks, comprising of layers of overlapping diamonds and crisscrossing lines that create an illusion of 3D. Although the origins of the Argyle pattern are not completely clear, one thing is for certain -- Argyle is here for the long haul in fashion, design, and pop culture.
The original origins and history of the Argyle-pattern are shrouded in mystery. The legend of the earliest origins of Argyle dates back to clans-men living in the county of Argyll in West-Central Scotland. The men cut their traditional plaid tartans to create foot-coverings (the first Argyle socks?), and the cuts ultimately created the first Argyle diamond-pattern. A few historians are sceptical about the stated origins of the pattern (due to the difference in spelling between Argyll and Argyle), but there is a general consensus that the Argyle pattern originated in Scotland.
The Argyle pattern has to be one of the most famous design-patterns used in clothing . It has recently been enjoying a renaissance and you can now see men's Argyle and women's Argyle sweaters being worn by trendy youngsters as well as the more mature, fashion conscious individual (not just golfers!)
Argyle socks and Argyle sweaters have been around since the 1920's, but nowadays you can find Argyle iPod-cases, Argyle wallets, Argyle lunch-boxes - the list goes on!
Here at Wool Overs we have a great range of classic Argyle Knitwear for you. Our men's Argyle range is perfect for young men going for that 'preppy' look but equally suited to gentleman wanting to look dapper in the clubhouse after a hard fought 18 holes!
Style icons such as Nicole Kidman and even Madonna have been seen sporting Ladies Argyle designs, and our Women's Argyle Knitwear will ensure you make a great impression.
With several colour patterns to choose from, we're sure there will be an item within our Mens Argyle or Womens Argyle collection for you (or someone you know!) All signs would suggest that Argyle will still be fashionable for a long time to come, so why not add some to your wardrobe today!
Is this your first time at Wool Overs? If so, a few things you may be interested to know; firstly, all of our ranges are machine-washable and secondly, we have a no-quibble returns policy on all our garments.
Welcome to Wool Overs,
Mark & Clare Shenton