26th March 12, 06:10 AM
Texas Aggies tartan
In my perfect world, Texas A&M University, one of my alma maters, would have a pipe and drum corps. If I ever hit the lottery, I would set up an endowment to fund it. I used the Scottish Tartan Authority Tartan Designer to make up a tartan for the uniforms.
The school colors are maroon and white; red, white and blue stripes for the flag of the Republic of Texas; brown is the color of the "senior boots" of the Aggie Corps of Cadets.
26th March 12, 06:52 AM
Nice Tartan! I hope you hit the lottery!
26th March 12, 08:19 AM
Proud to be born of the Elliots, Prices, and Haseys.
Wearing MacLaren as I serve others through scouting.
Naturalized Texan - thanking God that He let's me call The Great State of Texas home.
26th March 12, 09:28 AM
I'm also an Aggie, and I think it looks great. Good job!
"Cuimhnich air na daoine bhon tanaig thu"
26th March 12, 10:24 AM
Nice tartan! I like it. Although, not an Aggie myself, I'm familiar with Aggies. My cousin, James Earl Rudder, is pretty well known around Aggie Land. I would wear the tartan in his honor, for sure!!
I hold the truth in such high regard, I use it sparingly!
26th March 12, 10:52 AM
Whoop! Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 1996 here.
I too have been wanting a Texas A&M University tartan. I'm really surprised no one has registered one yet.
26th March 12, 06:56 PM
An awesome tartan design, you did a great job. here's hoping you win the lottery.
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27th March 12, 12:52 PM
Beautiful tartan! Regardless of winning the lottery and funding a pipe and drum corps, I think you should register this tartan with the STA.
28th March 12, 04:37 AM
If there is enough interest, I would be happy to register the tartan with STA and investigate having it woven.
So what say the Aggie Rabble?
9th April 12, 10:20 AM
While I would love to see a Texas A&M tartan, if I'm being honest, I'm not overly thrilled with this particular design. The red/white/blue portion doesn't seem to really be what I had in mind in wishing for an official tartan. I understand the reasoning and significance of it, but it's just not what I think of when I envision Aggie colours. Maroon and white, of course, are mandatory. And often black is used on merchandise too. If I were designing a TAMU tartan, I would stick with these three primary colours. Maybe the tan/khaki could be utilised as well, but it would really depend on the overall presentation. As it is, though, I would have to say that the blue and red don't tickle my fancy.
Originally Posted by DrummerBoy
Hope that doesn't sound overly critical, but I see there haven't been any other responses, and maybe it will re-open a dialogue about it...