THE AUTHENTIC TARTAN – MADE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Tartan, or in Scottish Gaelic, breacan, consists of vertical and horizontal yarn that criss-cross each other to form a regular pattern. The yarn is pre-dyed, and the warp and weft are woven at right angles to one another and produce square patterns that appear to merge into one another, and this collection of square patterns is known as a sett. The variation of width and colour of the yarns produce an infinite number of patterns.

The tartan patterns varied from region to region in Scotland and would be determined to some extent by the availability of local dyes that dictated the colour. They were in that sense a very regional or local pattern. Tartan was banned in 1746 as the rebel clans were brought under control and gradually became associated with the individual family clans. In the 19th century, Tartan was further appropriated by the establishment as the dress for the landed classes and the aristocracy. It had been stealthy moved from local dress to symbolic pomp. Only in the 20th century with the emergence of Punk did Tartan suddenly find itself re-appropriated and fashioned to oppose authority and regulation. It was a re-appropriation of the re-appropriated and its use now shared between the two polar opposites of British culture.

For Underground, The Authentic Tartan is one of those materials that is always likely to appear in our collections. The authenticity of the design and the constant struggle for its ownership keeps it close to us. Our Tartan fabric is authentically woven in the United Kingdom. Each Tartan design is an authentic pattern from a Scottish clan including Lindsay, McQueen and Macbeth or a more familiar pattern including Black Watch or Stewart. The Authentic Tartan and the Creeper are contested amalgams of civility and disobedience. Tradition and Revolution. Order and Chaos. Obedience and Disobedience. Punk vs Royal.

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Underground Original Wulfrun Creeper lindsay Tartan shoe for men and women
£180.00

or 4 payments of £45.00 with Clearpay

ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – LINDSAY TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE

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Underground England Barrowland pleated mini skirt in mixed tartan for men and women
£120.00

or 4 payments of £30.00 with Clearpay

BARROWLAND PLEATED MINI SKIRT – MIXED TARTAN

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Underground Original Wulfrun Creeper Black Watch Tartan shoe for men and women
£180.00

or 4 payments of £45.00 with Clearpay

ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – BLACK WATCH TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE

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Underground England mono pleated mini skirt in royal stewart tartan for men and women
£110.00

or 4 payments of £27.50 with Clearpay

MONO PLEATED MINI SKIRT – ROYAL STEWART TARTAN

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Underground Original Wulfrun Creeper Menzies Tartan shoe for men and women
£180.00

or 4 payments of £45.00 with Clearpay

ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – MENZIES TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE

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Underground England Woodside pleated mini skirt macbeth tartan for men and women
£100.00

or 4 payments of £25.00 with Clearpay

WOODSIDE PLEATED MINI SKIRT – MACBETH TARTAN

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Underground England British Sound Manchester 91 screen-print patches pull over hoodie in black for men and women
£90.00

or 4 payments of £22.50 with Clearpay

BRITISH SOUND MANCHESTER 81 SCREEN-PRINT PATCHES PULLOVER HOODIE – BLACK

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Underground Original Wulfrun Creeper black leather and Stewart red Tartan shoe for men and women
£180.00

or 4 payments of £45.00 with Clearpay

ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – BLACK LEATHER & STEWART TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE

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Underground England Authentic Black and Menzies tartan pleated mono mini skirt for men and women
£110.00

or 4 payments of £27.50 with Clearpay

MONO PLEATED MINI SKIRT – BLACK AND MENZIES TARTAN

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UNDERGROUND ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – BLACK LEATHER & ROYAL STEWART TARTAN – SHOES FOR MEN AND WOMEN
£250.00

or 4 payments of £62.50 with Clearpay

ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – BLACK LEATHER & ROYAL STEWART TARTAN – SINGLE SOLE – MADE IN THE U.K.

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Underground England Authentic Tontin pleated midi skirt black watch tartan with zip for men and women
£150.00

or 4 payments of £37.50 with Clearpay

TONTIN PLEATED MIDI SKIRT – BLACK WATCH TARTAN WITH ZIP DETAIL

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Underground England Original Tracker brogue steel toe cap black leather and Macbeth tartan with shoe for men and women
£275.00

or 4 payments of £68.75 with Clearpay

MACBETH – STEEL CAP BROGUE – BLACK LEATHER & MACBETH TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE

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Underground England Authentic tartan royal stewart pleated midi skirt black watch tartan for men and women
£120.00

or 4 payments of £30.00 with Clearpay

WYND PLEATED MIDI SKIRT – ROYAL STEWART TARTAN

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Underground England Authentic Black and black watch tartan pleated mono mini skirt for men and women
£110.00

or 4 payments of £27.50 with Clearpay

UNDERGROUND – MONO PLEATED MINI SKIRT – BLACK WATCH TARTAN

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Underground Original Wulfrun Creeper black leather and menzies Tartan shoe for men and women
£180.00

or 4 payments of £45.00 with Clearpay

ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – BLACK LEATHER & MENZIES TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE – CUSTOM MADE

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Underground England Authentic Claremont tartan pleated mini skirt for men and women
£110.00

or 4 payments of £27.50 with Clearpay

MONO PLEATED MINI SKIRT – CLAREMONT TARTAN

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Underground Original King Tut Creeper Black leather and red stewart tartan buckle shoe for men and women
£210.00

or 4 payments of £52.50 with Clearpay

KING TUT CREEPER – BLACK PATENT LEATHER & STEWART TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE – CUSTOM MADE

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Underground England mono pleated mini skirt in Macqueen tartan for men and women
£110.00

or 4 payments of £27.50 with Clearpay

MONO PLEATED MINI SKIRT – MACQUEEN TARTAN

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UNDERGROUND ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER - GORDON TARTAN - DOUBLE SOLE SHOES FOR MEN AND WOMEN
£180.00

or 4 payments of £45.00 with Clearpay

ORIGINAL WULFRUN CREEPER – GORDON TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE

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Underground England Macbeth brogue black leather and macbeth tartan shoe for men and women
£210.00

or 4 payments of £52.50 with Clearpay

MACBETH – BROGUE – BLACK LEATHER & MACBETH TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE

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Underground Original barfly Creeper black patent leather and stewart red tartan for men and women
£215.00

or 4 payments of £53.75 with Clearpay

BARFLY CREEPER – BLACK PATENT LEATHER & STEWART TARTAN – DOUBLE SOLE – CUSTOM MADE

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