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What does the term ‘argyle’ mean?

Submitted by on September 28, 2007 – 12:48 pm4 Comments


Russell Simmons rocks an argyle sweater under a jacket on the red carpet

FabSugar have an article describing the fashion term argyle:

“Diamond shapes in colorful patterns on a solid background. Primarily used in sweaters and socks. Original pattern of the Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland. Often associated with a polished and classic style of dressing.”

The best known use of the argyle pattern in street fashion is Russell Simmons’ latest venture, Argyle Culture.

Pictured below is a contemporary interpretation of argyle for an Argyle Culture trackjacket:


The Simmons European Jacket by Argyle Culture

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  • Amber says:

    The argyle style is hot now! Pair it up with a nice jacket and dark denim jeans and you got an awsome new look! Wait! One more thing… you’ve got to add a pair of fresh Phat Farm kick with it!!! :) This style is office sexy while still alowing you to add your own personal swagga!

  • James says:

    I’ve been thinkin about getting me some argyle stuff, I dig it. I remember when I was a kid and it looked so stupid, all I saw was old people wear it. Now it can be done!

  • stefan says:

    First of all Argyle has been rocked by my great grandfather and my dad wears it too. This is all classic European clothing with an “Urban” vibe that im frankly sick of. Keep things clean cut, dont rock sneakers with a sweater or jeans when going out, its just ridicolous back in the day u were laughed at when u wore sneakers out. Sneakers were meant to be worn for sports and sports only. Buy a nice pair of loafers or nice dress shoes to compliment the style, not some rubber made in china thats going to deform ur foot and probably give you arch problems. After all im sure Jayz doesnt wear S.Carters with everything he wears…and Jordan doesnt wear Jordans all the time… I believe they wear Bruno Maglis or Armanis or even other little known italian designers, u can cop a pair regardless if ur caking or not a little extra dough goes a longer way,and if kept properly nice loafers or shoes will last u longer then those new pairs of white on whites u just copped.

  • Sasha Simone says:

    let it go
    grandpa wouldn’t wear this
    boring science project
    much respect to russ
    stick to self help books

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