Joshua Ellis Black Watch

Joshua Ellis Black Watch

Black Watch, often referred to as the "Black Watch Tartan," is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and widely recognised Scottish tartans. With its distinctive bands of dark green and navy interwoven with bold black stripes, it has maintained its timeless appeal and continues to thrive in contemporary fashion and accessories.

This enduring tartan design has a rich history that dates back to the early 18th century. Named after the "Black Watch," which was a nickname for the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot, this tartan carries with it a profound legacy. Formed in 1725, the regiment comprised Scottish soldiers entrusted with the task of maintaining order in the Highlands during a tumultuous period, suppressing Scottish rebellion in the process.

While Black Watch tartan has associations with the Royal Highland Regiment, it's important to note that it's an 'open tartan,' making it accessible to anyone who appreciates its timeless beauty. What was once a symbol of loyalty and bravery among soldiers has transcended its military origins to become a revered design in the world of fashion.

Nowadays, Black Watch offers a versatile and stylish choice for a wide range of clothing and accessories, seamlessly bridging the gap between tradition and modernity. Its popularity can be attributed to its infamous dark colours, making it a perfect fit for various garments and materials. This adaptability extends to both men's and women's fashion, making it a beloved choice for our cashmere scarves and stoles.

Recognising the value, and the understated nature in this iconic design, Joshua Ellis seamlessly incorporated the Black Watch pattern into their collections, appreciating its association with tradition and heritage. This clever integration of Black Watch tartan into their luxury accessories, proves to be incredibly popular.

Joshua Ellis made this special design their own, turning it into one of their signature styles. They embraced its rich history and adaptability in various fashion choices, securing its lasting popularity in the fashion world. By highlighting the tartan's subtle dark colours, they made sure it complements one's style rather than dominating it. In this manner, Joshua Ellis pays homage to tradition while keeping up with contemporary fashion trends, making the Black Watch design a favourite among fashion-conscious individuals worldwide.

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