Tartan has never been solely about names or families. Tartan tells the world - "Who am I, Where do I come from, and how did I get here."
The original Tartans were about place. We call these regional Tartans today.
And there are now Tartans for everything under the sun.
Do you have an affiliation with a place? A country or State Tartan may suit you. Many cities have Tartans.
Do you have an affiliation with a club or organization? Safeway, the grocery store chain has a Tartan as does UPS the courier service. (yes, it's brown) There is a Model "T" Ford Tartan and a Harley Davidson Tartan.
This forum has its own Tartan. As a member here, you are fully authorized to wear the X Marks Tartan. You can see it as the wallpaper to this site.
There are about 12,000 Tartans listed today and more being designed every day.
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I wear the kilt because: Swish + Swagger = Swoon.